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Shedd Aquarium

National Great Rivers Museum

2 Lock & Dam Way, Alton, IL 62002


Learn the history and modern-day role of the Mighty Mississippi River.

Located adjacent to the Melvin Price Locks and Dam, this museum is dedicated to telling the story of the Mississippi River, from its colorful history to its modern-day role as a major transportation corridor. The museum features kid-friendly, interactive and computer animated exhibits. Steer a towboat through the locks and dam via simulator, measure your water consumption or come face-to-face with river fish in the aquarium. Open daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


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