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National Great Rivers Museum, Alton
(4.8/5 based on 60 reviews on the web)
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  • A nice museum that educates visitors about the Mississippi River, history of the river, its importance as a transportation route, and the flora and fauna in the area. There is an informative movie abo...  more »
  • The National Great Rivers Museum is located at Alton Lock and Dam #6, the last lock and dam on the Mississippi River. It's modern interior features the fish and wildlife that live in that part of the ...  more »
  • Even before you enter the building you start to learn about the river, with a combination water feature and 3-D map that you can splash in. Inside are excellent displays that teach about the Mississip...  more »
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  • Very informative. All of the staff were very friendly. The tour was by far the most informative. Bummer we didn't see a barge. Maybe next time. They said in the fall the Eagles are soaring and the barges are many.
  • The museum has wide-ranging, excellent exhibits about the Mississippi - including a video game to test your skill as the captain of a barge boat. Take the tour of the locks. It is a fascinating "machine" with a large impact on the mid-west economy.
  • Awesome place to take kids and visit. We come here every year.
  • It's pretty small, but the exhibits are nice, well executed and admission is free. Definitely worth stopping by.
  • Nice and fun (while being educational.) Would be great for school aged kids.