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Jesse Brent Lower Mississippi River Museum and Interpretive Center

910 Washington St, Vicksburg, MS 39183-2562
+1 601-638-9900
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interesting overview of the Mississippi

Great place to spend an hour or 2 leaning about the Mississippi River. Good displays, a neat... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
David M
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Brier, Washington
Awesome, free, and a lot to see!

There is a lot to see in this museum! We enjoyed this museum and you can actually tour a tug boat... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
UsTraveler1992
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Pontotoc, Mississippi
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910 Washington St, Vicksburg, MS 39183-2562
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+1 601-638-9900
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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

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Reviewed 6 days ago

There is a lot to see in this museum! We enjoyed this museum and you can actually tour a tug boat! Kids will enjoy getting to see it!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having stayed in Vicksburg for a night, we felt we had to visit this museum - we did not expect it to be as amazing as it was! We learnt so much about the past, present and future of the Mississippi River and the measures...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like museums and the history of the Mississippi River, this is the place to go! This is one of our favs of our trip to Vicksburg! This place is for everyone! Everyone! AND it is FREE!!! There are hands-on displays for kids and...More

Thank R D
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Reviewed 18 June 2018

We enjoyed our visit to this museum and took our time going through. There were displays to interest all ages. We watched the educational video at the beginning and then walked through the museum and ship. Very interesting and well done!

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Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

Our family really enjoyed our visit. The kids liked creating waterways with their hands in the sand. I enjoyed the different levels of the boat tour. It was also good to learn about the history of the lower Mississippi River! Loved it!

Thank Naomi T
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Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

A fascinating overview of flood control history of the Mississippi River. Very interesting exhibit on the 1927 flood.

Thank LorPasco
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Reviewed 8 June 2018

This museum has well done and explained in detail why the Mississippi River is the life-blood of this area. The displays also demonstrated the power of the river for good and bad in the lives of those who live along the river. Well worth the...More

Thank Donnagay A
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Reviewed 26 May 2018

This should be a must do for anyone interested in the Mississippi River system. A beautiful facility with displays that allow one to learn the history and work involved in keeping this important artery open and working. The barge tour is also worthwhile for anyone...More

Thank Stewart T
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Reviewed 19 May 2018

I'm glad this place was free otherwise we'd probably have missed out on this very interesting little gem of a museum. Very interesting and educational, and not too big and overwhelming. No parking on site but plenty of free parking in the vicinity

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