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.
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.
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
Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary Tour
Eagle Programs, Viewing Opportunities and
Ranger Led Viewing
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