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National Great Rivers Museum

2 Lock and Dam Way
Alton, IL 62002
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P: (618) 462-6979
P: (877) 462-6979F: (618) 462-7650

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Hours of Operation
Open daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For group reservations, call (800) 258-6645

4.5 of 5 bubbles
69 Reviews
Certificate of Excellence 2016
National Great Rivers Museum

Spaces Available

The Museum is a 12,000 sq. ft. facility consisting of a 7,000 sq. ft. exhibit gallery, a multi-purpose classroom, a 100-seat theater and a large promenade area just outside the Museum and adjacent to Mel Price Locks and Dam.

Multi-Purpose Room:  (1168 sq ft) Meeting space, including use of an LCD projector and a small kitchenette with refrigerator, ice maker, sink and microwave. 

Availability: 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. 

Capacity: 100 guests Theater Style, 50 guests Classroom Style.

Exhibit Gallery: (7000 sq ft) Exhibit area only. 

Availability: 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Capacity:  100 guests

Discovery Theater:  100 seat conventional theater, including use of audiovisual equipment.

Availability:  9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Capacity:  100 guests

Promenade: Outdoor venue partially sheltered. Available for use from April through October, weather dependent.    

Availability: 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Capacity: Up to 500 guests



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4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Certificate of Excellence 2016
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Recent Reviews
Matthew C
Saint Louis, Missouri
Trip type:
Solo travel
Fascinating!
5 of 5 bubbles May 15, 2017
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... more »
Chris L
Niles, Michigan
Trip type:
Family
Excellent learning experience
5 of 5 bubbles May 15, 2017
Very educational and entertaining experience. Some hands-on displays and a great gift shop that has a lot for kids as well as a good selection of books on the area.... more »
jimmy w
Trip type:
Family
Easter weekend trip
4 of 5 bubbles Apr 17, 2017
The museum is very informative and interesting. There is a lot of facts about the river that I had no idea about. Definitely a great stop to take the family. more »
midwest6819
Alton, Illinois
Trip type:
Friends getaway
very intersting - worth the trip
5 of 5 bubbles Apr 10, 2017
educational for young and old - go outside and watch the lock and dam. Birding outside is great. very informative. special interest Eagles more »
Paul L
Alton, Illinois
Trip type:
Family
Brought our grandchildren there to learn.
4 of 5 bubbles Apr 10, 2017
It was very educational for my family and grandchildren. Excellent experience. The support staff was professional and courteous. more »
1-5 of 69 Reviews

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National Great Rivers Museum

Spaces Available

The Museum is a 12,000 sq. ft. facility consisting of a 7,000 sq. ft. exhibit gallery, a multi-purpose classroom, a 100-seat theater and a large promenade area just outside the Museum and adjacent to Mel Price Locks and Dam.

Multi-Purpose Room:  (1168 sq ft) Meeting space, including use of an LCD projector and a small kitchenette with refrigerator, ice maker, sink and microwave. 

Availability: 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. 

Capacity: 100 guests Theater Style, 50 guests Classroom Style.

Exhibit Gallery: (7000 sq ft) Exhibit area only. 

Availability: 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Capacity:  100 guests

Discovery Theater:  100 seat conventional theater, including use of audiovisual equipment.

Availability:  9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Capacity:  100 guests

Promenade: Outdoor venue partially sheltered. Available for use from April through October, weather dependent.    

Availability: 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Capacity: Up to 500 guests



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