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Jesse Brent Lower Mississippi River Museum and Interpretive Center

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Fantastic display

Being from south Louisiana, where we have a lot of flooding due to rivers, etc. I found it to be... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Abbeville, Louisiana
It Is Free!

The best kind of attraction, Free. The staff is very informative and the museum was great. The is... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2018
Conway, AR
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Being from south Louisiana, where we have a lot of flooding due to rivers, etc. I found it to be fascinating how the great Mississippi River is managed.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank liketotravel1977
Reviewed 6 November 2018

The best kind of attraction, Free. The staff is very informative and the museum was great. The is lots of exhibits that are for kids. You need to see the Mississippi Tug that is part of the museum. I recommend this as a stop on...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank lsj1214
Reviewed 25 October 2018

We had wrapped up our Civil War studies for the day when someone asked us what we knew about the lower Mississippi River. Easy answer = not much! So, we arrived at this new (2012) Museum late in the day. The Corps of Engineers vessel,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank cullybuck
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

After visiting with a family from France, I send other visitors here when they’re in Vicksburg. The docents include retired Corps of Engineer employees, so they’re very knowledgeable about the river. There are some special kids activities, and you can walk out onto to attached...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 5 October 2018

So much information about the Mississippi River and how it has change the way of life in this area. The Corp of Engineers and they have helped shape and continue to improve the flow of the river. also the chance to look through the steamboat...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank GregF699
Reviewed 4 September 2018

See the film first. Nice overview. It tells the roll of the Federal Government in the history and development of Vicksburg. It also covers the devastating flood of 1927 and the attempt by the town to come back. Today the population is about 25,000 or...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank ranles76
Reviewed 3 September 2018

The museum provides visitors with a unique look at life surrounding the Mighty MISSISSIPPI RIVER -WE WERE provided interactive & static displays,we can explore the River's past, examine the science behind water movement & even learn about the future plans for the Mississippi Valley,. -...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank rachelwV7694YG
Reviewed 27 August 2018

I enjoyed visiting this place and browsing through the museum and the boat. It was interesting to walk through the boat and observe the inner-workings, etc.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 295RACHELH
Reviewed 23 August 2018

Lots to read and see regarding history of the Mississippi and shoreline. Even got to go aboard a river barge for a real life experience of what it was like to be on the river

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Sheryl R
Reviewed 14 August 2018

Great place to spend an hour or 2 leaning about the Mississippi River. Good displays, a neat hands-on exhibit with water and sand for kids (or adults who enjoy playing with water and sand) and a really interesting tugboat that you can tour from the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank David M
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