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National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

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National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

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Krishnakumar B wrote a review Sep 7
West Des Moines, Iowa507 contributions51 helpful votes
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WoW!! will be the word that will come out of you once you visit this place. The aquarium animals are very interactive and happy to pose for photos.The robot zoo is something every age will enjoy, we spent lo of time there playing with our kids,When you visit aquarium dont forget to get tickets to feed the sting grey, only limited tickets and only twice a day.Food court is inside .You will learn a lot about river protection,Lot of space for car parking and staffs are very helpful
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Date of experience: September 2020
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MSWANS66 wrote a review Sep 5
Aurelia, Iowa70 contributions28 helpful votes
My husband and I spent a few hours at the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium and really enjoyed everything there was to see there. It wasn't difficult to maintain social distancing from others, and it was nice that we could take as much time as we wanted to look at the exhibits and animals. I would highly recommend the museum to others, and the young kids that were there with their parents also appeared to be enjoying the museum, too.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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L&D wrote a review Aug 2020
Chicago, Illinois29 contributions3 helpful votes
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Interesting museum with well marked exhibits. The outside exhibits are impressive and the eagle and barn owl are fascinating.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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USA35805 wrote a review Aug 2020
Chicago, Illinois94 contributions14 helpful votes
My 70 year old friends enjoy this site as much as my 6 year old granddaughter. So many touchable and informative displays. Very personable skilled staff. Granddaughter took 3 camps here and plans to return for more next year.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Bork98 wrote a review Aug 2020
Muskego, Wisconsin31 contributions8 helpful votes
It was a bit confusing to get there. We had to drive through an industrial area. We were pleasantly surprised to find that our local museum membership gave us half off the admission. The 2 museum buildings looked pretty new and had a lot of interesting things for all our kids (1, 7, 16). We spent the better part of a day there. It was cute to see the otter sleeping right next to the window. We also got a sneak preview of the upcoming exhibit that had all the old belt-driven tools for building ships. It wasn't working yet, but it looked cool. Everyone also enjoyed walking through the William M Black dredging ship, docked in the harbor. A few things kept it from being 5 stars. The food location in the West building was closed and said to go to the East building for food. We walked through the really big and really run-down outdoor plaza between the 2 buildings only to find that the East food location was also closed. It said there were snacks in the gift shop, but that consisted of soda and candy bars, so we had to walk all the way back to the other end and drive to find food. There were lots of covid signs about high touch areas, but very little hand sanitizer. The water play area was also closed.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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