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Jesse Brent Lower Mississippi River Museum and Interpretive Center
Open today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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The best kind of attraction, Free. The staff is very informative and the museum was great. The is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
lsj1214
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Conway, AR
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We had wrapped up our Civil War studies for the day when someone asked us what we knew about the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 your tour of Vicksburg.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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, The Mississippi IV, was fantastic! The displays were informative and the movie was quite good and the price was right...free of charge! The entire experience was educational and great fun! GO, if you can!

Thank cullybuck
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 river boat and explore the pilot house and more. Plus it’s free so you haven’t lost much if you only have a few spare minutes or the info doesn’t really “float your boat.”

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Reviewed October 5, 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 was fascinating.

Thank GregF699
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Reviewed September 3, 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 150% growth in 100 years!

Adjoining and a part of this museum, is the M/V Mississippi IV. Built for power and speed with all the innovations available in the 1960.s. Self guided tours of the Pilot House, Smokestacks, Main level and the engine room. it is not an easy walk. The Corp. of Engineers is featured in much of the exhibits.

Seating and restrooms.

Thank ranles76
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Reviewed September 2, 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,. - very facinating scene.

Thank rachelwV7694YG
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Reviewed August 26, 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.

Thank 295RACHELH
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Reviewed August 23, 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

Thank Sheryl R
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Reviewed August 13, 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 engine room up to the pilot house. And it is free!

Thank David M
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Reviewed August 10, 2018

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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