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“Exceeded expectations”

National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Ranked #1 of 68 things to do in Dubuque
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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 14-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!
Reviewed September 2, 2013

In addition to the two separate buildings that provide a comprehensive history of the Mississippi river, including navigation and preservation, there are several additional areas to visit, including a historic log cabin, wetlands walk, and my favorite, the "William M. Black," a decommissioned river dredger. This vessel worked through the early 1970's and is preserved intact. Almost the entire ship is fully accessible to visitors. Fun and educational.

Thank KmomChicago
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Reviewed August 26, 2013

Unique exhibits display many varieties of life on the river. The aquariums were very interesting, including the one with live ducks.

Thank Mary K
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Reviewed August 26, 2013

This museum had it all! It is huge (3 main areas) and has so much information yet is very hands on for children too. Wish we had more time to explore everything there. Two gift shops with wide variety of items to choose from. Do NOT miss this!

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Reviewed August 25, 2013

The Museum and Aquarium are not only showing interesting things but also makes the visitor aware of how careless we all are in regards with water. The turtles were amazing!

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Reviewed August 24, 2013

Thought it was a overpriced for what you actually seen. We wanted to see more salt waster fish aquariums. For young kids it would be fairly interesting. Its enough for them.

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