A large wall of video screens welcome visitors to the visitor center.


Accessibility at the Park

Because the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area is made up of many local, regional, state, and national entities, it is difficult to describe the accessibility of all facilities and trails, especially those managed by other units of government and private organizations. Museums, such as the Science Museum of Minnesota and the Mill City Museum, are up to modern accessibility standards. Trails that run through parks are sometimes of mixed surfaces, although many are paved.

NPS Facilities

NPS facilities, including rented facilities, within this large park are accessible. This includes a short trail at Coldwater Spring, which is packed hard-surfaced gravel with gentle grades acceptable for wheelchair use. Other trails at this location are informal dirt paths, sometimes with steep slopes, which are rough and muddy after rains. The Mississippi River Visitor Center is accessible from the Science Museuem of Minnesota's parking ramp via elevators. The Upper St. Anthony Falls Visitor Center is accessible via an elevator. The lock and dam tour, however, is not as there are flights of stairs that cannot be avoided.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

111 E. Kellogg Blvd., Suite 105
Saint Paul, MN 55101


(651) 293-0200
This is the general phone line at the Visitor Center, which is staffed every day except Mondays. Please leave a voicemail if we miss your call and expect a return call within 1-2 days.

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