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.
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 >