Minnesota has a continental climate characterized by cold winters and warm summers. Spring brings moderate temperatures and low humidity. Summer days may reach temperatures of more than 100°F (38°C), but are usually pleasant with temperatures in the low to mid-80°F (25-30°C). Autumn brings dry, warm days, cool nights and gorgeous fall colors. Winter daytime highs are around 25°F (-3°C). Rarely, winter daytime high temperatures may not get above -10°F (-23°C), sometimes with strong winds.
Fees - $0.00
We do not charge any fees for entrance, parking, or Ranger programs. However, some of our partner sites do and those specific sites should be contacted for more information about their fees. See http://www.nps.gov/miss/planyourvisit/placestogo.htm for contact information.
Located in downtown St. Paul, in the lobby of the Science Museum of Minnesota, the Mississippi River Visitor Center serves as a gateway to adventure along the mighty Mississippi. Find interactive exhibits and get advice from park rangers as to things to do and places to go. Admission is free.
The visitor center is located at the Upper St. Anthony Lock and Dam in Minneapolis. This seasonal visitor center will open seven days a week starting on June 11, 2017 through Labor Day and on Fridays-Sundays in September. Admission is free. Free tours are available on days the visitor center is open at 11:00 am, 1:00 and 3:00 pm. Seasonal closure begins at end of the day September 30, 2017.