Fees for this Park
The Mississippi National River and Recreation Area is a partnership park and encompasses federal, state, regional, and local public lands. While we do not charge admission fees some partner parks, museums, and historical sites within our park do have admission fees. These include, among others, Historic Fort Snelling, Mill City Museum, and Fort Snelling State Park. Others, such as Minnehaha Regional Park, charge parking fees. Some parks require reservations and fees for reserving picnic shelters and for events. Please contact those parks and facilities for more information.
The Mississippi River Visitor Center (MRVC), located in the lobby of the Science Museum of Minnesota, has free admission. Paid parking is available in the Science Musuem ramp and on-street metered parking.
The St. Anthony Falls Visitor Center (SAFVC) is open from Memorial Day weekend until Labor Day weekend seven days a week. The season may be extended in some years. Admission is free and there are free tours available at 11:00 am, 1:00 and 3:00 pm on days when the visitor center is open. There is paid parking just north of the Lock and Dam with limited free parking to its south.