• Mississippi National River and Recreation Area


    National River & Recreation Area Minnesota

Operating Hours & Seasons

Mississippi River Visitor Center

120 W. Kellogg Blvd. Saint Paul, MN 55102 (map)

  • Monday: Closed except for some holidays (Memorial Day, Labor Day). Call the visitor center for holiday specific hours at 651-293-0200.
  • Tuesday through Thursday: 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Friday and Saturday: 9:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas days.
  • Closed one or two weeks in September when the Science Musuem closes for maintenance and exhibit updates.
  • Please call park headquarters at 651-290-4160 for more information whenever the visitor center is closed.
  • Schedule changes occur due to special events and severe weather. Call 651-293-0200 for more information.


Suite 105111 Kellogg Blvd E.St. Paul, MN 55101-1256

Headquarters hours are from 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday, but closed on Federal holidays. Please call (651) 294-4160 or 651-293-0200 for more information.

Other Visitor Centers

There are other visitor centers within the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area which are operated by state and local governments and private agencies. Operating hours of these facilities vary from season to season. Consult our Plan Your Visit page for information on these other visitor centers.

Did You Know?

Coon Rapids Dam

Over 600 men worked around the clock using hand tools, horses and coal powered shovels to build the original Coon Rapids Dam in 1913. The dam was rebuilt between 1995 and 1997.