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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
67 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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Recent Reviews
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 »
T C
Mount Vernon, Illinois
Trip type:
Friends getaway
And You Thought You Knew the Mississippi River!
5 of 5 bubbles Mar 30, 2017
A great stopping place that offered free touring. Well organized, easy to tour, so informative. Great for kids and all ages. The Mississippi River is so very important to our... more »
Doug G
Winfield, Missouri
Trip type:
Family
Great place to learn about the river
5 of 5 bubbles Mar 21, 2017
This is an excellent museum that provides an excellent overview of how important the river is to our daily lives, along with a bit of river history. Interactive displays for... more »
1-5 of 67 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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