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“Interesting and informative”

National Great Rivers Museum
Ranked #3 of 27 things to do in Alton
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

We recently took some of the family here when they were in town for a visit. I think our grown children enjoyed the hands-on exhibits as much as the grandchildren did! We missed the tour but plan to go back and take it in.

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Reviewed 11 July 2017

This museum was so fun! Everything is completely FREE including the lock and dam tours! Everything was very interesting. Our 6 year old was very interested and really enjoyed the museum(especially the barge simulator) and the tour on the dam. Everything is wheelchair accessible too which was great for our other son in a wheelchair.

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Reviewed 27 June 2017

This was my second trip to the museum. It's a wonderful museum with nice exhibits for all ages. They even have a simulator to try to drive a tug boat down the Mississippi River. I crashed each time. The museum is free, and offers a free tour of the lock and dam. (Donations are accepted.) The tour can only take up to 25 people, and you have to sign up for it. I took the lock and dam tour on this trip. Our tour guide was great. We got to see a tug boat and barges go through the lock from above. Very cool and highly recommended.

Thank Christine G
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Reviewed 7 June 2017

What an interesting & informative experience. Very well done. Would recommend to all ages. Did not take tour, but the movie was excellent.

Thank Seesue66
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Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

I did not expect this Museum to be as interesting as it was. All of the exhibits are interesting and educational. Be sure to take a free tour of the nearby Melvin Price Lock and Dam.

Thank Matthew C
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