Illinois and the Mississippi River have such a unique relationship, but there is more to the relationship than you may know, if you want to more about the relationship that the state, the land, and the people have with the Mighty Mississippi then you need to take a trip to the National Great Rivers Museum.

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If you didn't know Illinois is the home to the National Great Rivers Museum, it is located in East Alton, IL only a short 99-mile drive south of Quincy. What exactly is the National Great Rivers Museum? Well, according to

"The journey down the Mississippi River begins with exhibit space dedicated to establishing the importance of the river, as well as telling the story of the forces that change the river’s course over time. See how ongoing cycling forces shape life on the river at interactive computer displays, discover the habitats along the river, find out more about the ancient beginning of the river as told by the majestic bluffs, and experience where the great rivers meet."

There is more to do at the museum including lock tours of the one-of-a-kind Melvin Price Locks Dam, something that is widely regarded as an engineering marvel. If you want more information on the museum just click here!

The National Great Rivers Museum has a 4.5 out of 5 rating on Tripadvisor and there is so much to learn about the meeting of America's two mighty rivers the Mississippi and Missouri. I have never been but after doing all this research I definitely want to check it out, have you ever been to the National Great Rivers Museum?

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