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The National Great Rivers Museum is dedicated to sharing the story of the Great Mississippi River. At this museum, you will learn her history and how she played a significant role in American culture. The Mississippi River is a source of life and transportation. Learn more by visiting the National Great Rivers Museum and Melvin Price Locks and Dam.


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  • National Great Rivers Museum . Melvin Price Dam photo courtesy of flickr.com photo 3.jpg
  • National Great Rivers Museum courtesy of mvs.usace.army.mil photo 2.jpg
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The National Great Rivers Museum and Melvin Price Locks and Dam is open to public walk-ins as well as tours. Groups wishing to tour should call the “Alton Convention and Visitors Bureau at 1-800-258-6645.”1 Details for age requirements and additional info is available on the provided website or at the above phone number. Wheel Chairs are available upon request.

 Information on events and programs are available to the public by calling. There are two theater shows available. One is “The Mississippi River Water Trail” and the other is “Power of the River.”2

There are also outdoor activities as well. You may choose:

  • Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary Tour

  • Eagle Programs, Viewing Opportunities and Ranger Led Viewing

  • Water Safety

  • Geocaching

Some of the topics of the above educational categories span from prairie restoration to GPS treasure hunting games.

Links to Educational Resources are also available through the St. Louis District, US Army Corps of Engineers. 1800-258-6645

 

1. http://www.mvs.usace.army.mil/Missions/Recreation/RiversProjectOffice/NGRM.aspx 2. http://www.mvs.usace.army.mil/Missions/Recreation/RiversProjectOffice/NGRM.aspx http://www.mvs.usace.army.mil/Missions/Recreation/RiversProjectOffice/NGRM.aspx http://www.nps.gov/miss/learn/historyculture/index.htm