• Mississippi National River and Recreation Area

    Mississippi

    National River & Recreation Area Minnesota

Bookstore

We no longer carry products, such as books and CD/DVDs, at the Mississippi River Visitor Center. A selection of those products, however, are now carried by the Explore Store which is just across the lobby of the Science Museum from the Visitor Center.

Sales items are provided to the Explore Store by the Jefferson National Parks Association (JNPA), our cooperating association. Much of what we once carried is also available online from JNPA.

America the Beautiful public lands passes (Annual, Senior, Military, Access) are available at the Mississippi River Visitor Center. Please call 651-293-0200 for availability.

Did You Know?

Lock and Dam Number 1 from a long distance.

At Lake Itasca, the elevation of the Mississippi River is 1,475 feet above sea level. It drops to sea level at the Gulf of Mexico. More than half of that drop occurs within the state of Minnesota.