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Doors Open: National Great Rivers Museum & Melvin Price Locks & Dam

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Each year millions of people travel to the Mississippi River to learn about its history and its impact on our nation. The National Great Rivers Museum at Melvin Price Locks and Dam is dedicated to telling the story of the Mississippi River.

The 12,000- square foot National Great Rivers Museum is located on the Meeting of the Great Rivers National Scenic Byway at the Melvin Price Locks and Dam #26. Adjacent to the regional bike trails and situated on the banks of the Mississippi River, this museum is dedicated to telling the story of the people, nature, and wildlife that have shaped our river throughout history. The museum is packed with 20 highly interactive and computer animated exhibits that illustrate the impact of the Mississippi River on our people and our region.


The public is invited to take part in a public lock tour. The tours take place daily at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. (tours begin promptly) and are free. The tours are about 45 minutes to an hour long and requires a 1/2 mile walk and heights of approximately 80 ft.

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Aug 18 to Aug 19, 2018


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