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National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

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350 E 3rd St, Port of Dubuque, Dubuque, IA 52001-2302
+1 800-226-3369
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I highly recommend this place. It does focus mainly on the Mississippi River but it includes other... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jeanne418
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Madison, Wisconsin
Summer in Winter in Dubuque, IA

During my stay this Jan, 2018 in Dubuque, IA, I visited the National Mississippi River Museum... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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!
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  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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350 E 3rd St, Port of Dubuque, Dubuque, IA 52001-2302
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I highly recommend this place. It does focus mainly on the Mississippi River but it includes other rivers as well. I learned so much more about rivers than I thought I knew. I had a 2 day pass but I could have gone 3 days....More

Thank Jeanne418
Andrew B, Public Relations Manager at National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for your feedback. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 1 week ago

During my stay this Jan, 2018 in Dubuque, IA, I visited the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium. Besides getting me out of the cold and into a warm place, the Museum taught me some of the history of the region in a very approachable...More

Thank Andrew C
Andrew B, Public Relations Manager at National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for your feedback. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We purchased the tickets to the NM River Museum as part of a package to stay at Grand Harbor Resort and it was a great experience for both the adults and the kids in our group. Since we were there in winter time...some of the...More

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Andrew B, Public Relations Manager at National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for your feedback. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our boys love the aquarium/museum. Lots too see and had fun getting to touch a stingray. The waterworks area was a lot of fun!

Thank AJMMadison
Andrew B, Public Relations Manager at National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for your feedback. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

No trip to Dubuque is complete without a stop here. Allow at least a half a day to experience this first-class museum. It's amazing that a city the size of Dubuque has a museum of this quality.

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Andrew B, Public Relations Manager at National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2017

Thank you for providing us with your feedback. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 20 November 2017

This museum and aquatics center is very impressive and quite hands-on. Petting the sting-rays was very cool. Good for families and adults alike. We went there expressly to see the 4D Nat'l Geo film of Lewis & Clark and it was phenomenal.

Thank kmrazzer
Andrew B, Public Relations Manager at National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2017

Thank you for providing us with your feedback. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

Kids loved the aquarium with the big/colorful tanks. There were hands on things for them which is always a plus! They were a bit too young or the museum.

Thank Lynn G
Andrew B, Public Relations Manager at National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2017

Thank you for providing us with your feedback. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 19 November 2017

As scuba divers, we were really impressed with the quality of the displays and the variety of displays. There were freshwater fish and saltwater fish. There were plenty of interactive exhibits that the kids were really just held in awe. We happened to be coming...More

Thank Allen21096
Andrew B, Public Relations Manager at National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2017

Thank you for providing us with your feedback. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit, and can't wait to see you again with the grandkids!

Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

We have been driving past this museum for years and finally stopped. So glad we did. Lots to do and see. We learned a lot about the mighty Mississippi and the Midwest, exploration of our nation, steamboats and more. Lots of hands on activities. We...More

Thank Sharon G
Andrew B, Public Relations Manager at National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2017

Thank you for providing us with your feedback. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

There is a lot to see here. I would highly recommend seeing one of the film's they offer. We saw monsters of the deep. It was a 4D film and about 40 minutes long. The film was really good. They have a lot of interactive...More

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Andrew B, Public Relations Manager at National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2017

Thank you for providing us with your feedback. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit!

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Tolkienfreak
11 June 2017|
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Response from billyv7163 | Reviewed this property |
For the wife and I it was $32 without the movie
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Megan T
6 March 2017|
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Response from MuseumGeekJohn | Property representative |
Three to four hours should be enough, but you may want to stay longer, Your ticket is good for two consecutive days.
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CSchoeberl
17 June 2016|
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Response from Nicole0611 | Reviewed this property |
I go not recall exactly but there were multiple prices based on seeing the movie they offer or just reviewing the museum. I think about $15. Enjoy!
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