Participating Visitor Centers
There are many places in the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area corridor where you can join the Junior Ranger Program. You can also continue to learn about the river and earn buttons (like those below) by visiting each location and filling out their unique booklet. Collect all six!
Locations to get booklets and stamps include:
Become a river detective and discover the history of the mills that stood along this stretch of the Mississippi River. Tour the old Washburn A Mill and go on a scavenger hunt. Visit Mill Ruins Park and see how people harnessed the immense power of St. Anthony Falls to grind wheat into flour and to mill logs into lumber. Best of all learn about the fascinating lives of the people who lived and worked here. Booklet is available at the Mill City Museum.
By becoming a Junior Ranger of the Mississippi River, you pledge to explore the river, learn about the river, and protect the river.
Did You Know?
At Lake Onalaska, near LaCrosse WI, the Mississippi River is about 4 miles wide. The combination of water held behind Lock and Dam #7 and water held by damming the Black River form this broad reach of the Mississippi River.