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National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

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Address: 350 East Third Street, Port of Dubuque, Dubuque, IA 52001
Phone Number: +1 800-226-3369
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9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: The National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium features the culture...
The National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium features the culture, creatures and history of our the Mississippi and all our nation's rivers through dynamic exhibits and twelve large aquariums housed in two main centers. The impressive 10-acre riverfront campus includes a connecting plaza, a 3D/4D theater, boatyard, on-site dining options, and more! DIVE IN for a visit to the Museum & Aquarium, where fun & learning flow together!
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Titanic display is thrilling!

The displays were real artifacts along with actual stories of the travelers aboard that fateful night. My grandkids loved the personal attendant that explained the stories to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Dubuque, Iowa
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Dubuque, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

The displays were real artifacts along with actual stories of the travelers aboard that fateful night. My grandkids loved the personal attendant that explained the stories to them. Great souvenirs also!!,

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Rolling Meadows
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

If it was free then go we got it free with a package once is enough kids would be bored was there with kids that were on field trips and basically the Leaders who were College Students saw that they were bored and poor kids what a boring field trip it was more for adults or they need to have... More 

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Pewaukee, WI
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I think the reviews were a little generous. We did have some time to kill waiting for the boat tour. The aquarium area was small but the teenage kids in our group liked the octopus, star fish, and turtle. The hands on play area for the little kids was cute. Warning, the gloved to put your hands into for digging... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We are local and come once a year or so. We enjoy it quite a bit now that our son is older (10). The William Black is still his favorite part!

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Erie, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I've lived near the Mississippi nearly all my life and had no idea what a treasure I have in my "backyard". The many exhibits (some interactive) expand one's awareness of the communities and commerce that grew up along this amazing waterway. The Titanic Artifacts Exhibit is currently there!

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Livingston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Small fee for admittance to most of the Museum. We got to tour the Titanic Exhibit while here. There was a lot of interesting information on the Mississippi River, the flood plains. Very interactive in the courtyard. Lots for the kids and adults to play with. Well worth the fee and visit.

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Solon, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We have visited the Mississippi River Museam many times, this visit was to take my granddaughter to see the Titanic exhibit. Well worth the trip to see the artifacts and circumstances that lead th the disaster.

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Winthrop, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is an exhibit of some of the artifacts from the Titanic as well as a history building of the ship, the accommodations on the ship, the passengers on the ship and how the sinking occurred. There was a $2.00 senior citizen discount. Admission got you into the exhibit as well as the rest of the museum which is about... More 

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Waterloo, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Really enjoyed the Titanic exhibit. There wax a lot of information on the displays & the audio tour was bonus info. It took us several hours to go through and we were early arrivals - it was so interesti g we took our time and thoroughly enjoyed it. Lots of people whizzed by us and seemed to enjoy a quick... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Whatever you do, if you find yourself in Galena, IL or Dubuque, IA- do not miss this place!! While admission seemed a little expensive, it was totally worth it. I included the Titanic exhibit and one of their two 4-D movies. After 3 hours at the museum, I felt that I had barely scratched the surface. A plus- your ticket... More 

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Additional Information about National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

Address: Address: 350 East Third Street, Port of Dubuque, Dubuque, IA 52001
Phone Number: +1 800-226-3369
Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Dubuque
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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