National Great Rivers Museum

The flagship of  the Riverlands  interpretive,  outreach,  and education  efforts  is  the  National  Great  Rivers  Museum. Here  you  can  connect  with  the  Mississippi  River  and  better  understand  how  it  affects  your  daily life. Located  at  the  foot  of  Melvin  Price  Locks  and  Dam  in  Alton, Illinois, the  National  Great  Rivers  Museum  offers  interactive  exhibits, educational  programs, and  public  events  for  people  of  all  ages. Visit  and  learn  about  the  natural  and  cultural  history  of the  Mississippi  River, its role  as  an  important  waterway, and  the  efforts  underway  to  sustain  its  health  and  safe  use.


Great River Road logo! Official Great River Road Interpretive Center
The Great River Road National Scenic Byway follows the course of the Mississippi River for 3,000 miles from northern Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico. The scenic route passes through 10 states and hundreds of river towns. Learn more >


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Location

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Nearby
Latitude: 38.871154 Longitude: -90.150752 Elevation: 438 ft
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Seasons Open

Year Round

Hours Open

Daily: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Fees

Free

Eco-Friendly Notes

This site offers environmental education programs, etc.

Accessibility Notes

Accessible  

Pet Friendly Notes

Service animals welcome

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