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. The MRVC address is 120 Kellogg Blvd West, Saint Paul, MN. Paid parking is available in two nearby ramps and on-street metered parking.
The St. Anthony Falls Visitor Center (SAFVC) is open June 11 until Labor Day seven days a week and on Fridays through Sundays in September of 2017 closing at 10:30 p.m. at the conclusion of the Illuminate the Lock program on September 30. 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. The address is 1 Portland Avenue, Minneapolis, MN. There is limited parking at the SAFVC for visitors. A Minneapolis paid parking lot is available nearby.