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[edit] The Mighty Mississippi

The Museum is dedicated to the unique ecosystem of the Mississippi River, and visitors get the full treatment: an aquarium of species from the river, historical exhibits, a tour of a steamboat, walking trails through wetlands and the chance to pretend to pilot a barge down the river!

[edit] What’s Inside

In the Aquarium, cownose rays from the Gulf of Mexico play lazily; in the barge museum, simulated stations allow visitors to take the wheel and see what it’s like to drive a boat down the river. The boardwalk trail through the wetlands preserves and protects while educating visitors about this fragile and complex ecosystem. If you look, you might spot herons and turtles. Along the way, you’ll learn about how different people interact have interacted with the wetlands throughout history, form fur traders to Native Americans to clammers and early pioneers. It’s a well-rounded learning experience!

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Organization type: Public Aquaria

National Mississippi River Museum
350 E 3rd St
Dubuque, IA 52001
North America
(800) 226-3369

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