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National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

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350 E 3rd St, Port of Dubuque, Dubuque, IA 52001-2302
+1 563-557-9545
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You'll need the whole day to explore the River Boat & Aquatic Museums. Plenty of parking, hands on... read more

Reviewed 26 January 2017
cindyoberfoell
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Dubuque, Iowa
Fun museum

Very informative museum with lots to see and do. We enjoyed the exhibits and the interactive... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2017
Reeda C
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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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Part aquarium, part museum, part science center, the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium inspires stewardship by creating educational experiences where history and rivers come alive! Our 14-acre campus on the banks of the Mississippi River features two separate two-story buildings and an expansive outdoor plaza. The Museum & Aquarium is home to over 100 species of animals and thousands of historic artifacts. With so much to see and do, there's always a chance to #ExploreSomethingNew
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  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
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Hours Today: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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350 E 3rd St, Port of Dubuque, Dubuque, IA 52001-2302
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+1 563-557-9545
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Reviewed 26 January 2017

You'll need the whole day to explore the River Boat & Aquatic Museums. Plenty of parking, hands on for the kids, shops along the way, all in doors for the Water displays. You can walk along the scenic river to the River Boat Museum side...More

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Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Very informative museum with lots to see and do. We enjoyed the exhibits and the interactive conservation exhibits as well. We had the opportunity to watch the NatGeo Extreme Weather show in the 4D theatre and although the seats are a bit squished, the show...More

Thank Reeda C
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Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

We enjoy our day at the river museum. The kids especially enjoyed the stingray touch pool. The makers space was a huge hit too!

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Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Took our grandkids to the dinosaur exhibit this past year. It was fun to take the kids and see it. At the beginning of the year they had the titanic exhibit and that was informative and neat to see as well. They always do a...More

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Reviewed 14 January 2017

We had a great day. We have been to the museum several times but we enjoy our visit every time. We enjoyed the latest additional the sting ray tank Great place for all ages

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Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

The museum was highly rated here on Trip Advisor, so we figured we'd give it a try. Admission is a little bit pricey, but the exhibits, aquariums & staff make it all worthwhile.

Thank ff15673
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Reviewed 7 January 2017

Lots to see for all ages from animals to boats to ecology. Interactive - touch fur and fish, activate flood events, climb aboard a ship. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. They have a live animal show once per day but they don't mix it up (it's...More

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Reviewed 5 January 2017

I Love bringing my Grands here. We always have so much fun and make memories. Its a great way to spend a day.

Thank TeddyJoe63
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Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Going to the National Mississippi River Museum & aquarium was the highlight of our trip with our three and a half year old great grandson. We enjoyed everything but being able to pet the Stingrays was fabulous! We love the alligator and tortoise! We will...More

Thank Mary B
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Reviewed 4 January 2017

No matter what age the Nat. Mississippi River Museum is a delightful place to visit. There are exhibits for all ages. If you like interactive exhibits, there are plenty. If you like to read and learn, there are those exhibits too. There are movies available...More

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Tolkienfreak
12 June 2017|
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Response from billyv7163 | Reviewed this property |
For the wife and I it was $32 without the movie
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Megan T
7 March 2017|
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Response from MuseumGeekJohn | Property representative |
Three to four hours should be enough, but you may want to stay longer, Your ticket is good for two consecutive days.
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CSchoeberl
18 June 2016|
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Response from Syurkus | Reviewed this property |
You also can use the admission for 2 days in a row
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