Operating Hours & Seasons

The park is open seven days a week throughout the year. Partner parks within the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area set their own daily hours. See Places to Go for more information.

Suite 105, 111 Kellogg Blvd E.St. Paul, MN 55101-1256
Headquarters hours are from 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday, but closed on Federal holidays.
Please call 651-293-0200 for more information. Parking is available on nearby streets and in the Kellogg Square parking ramp.
Visitors work with a rope in a visitor center.
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Visitor Centers

Mississippi River Visitor Center
120 W. Kellogg Blvd. Saint Paul, MN 55102 (map)
The Mississippi River Visitor Center is located in the lobby of the Science Museum of Minnesota.

  • Monday: Closed except for some holidays (Memorial Day, Labor Day). Call the visitor center for holiday specific hours at 651-293-0200.
  • Tuesday through Thursday: 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Friday and Saturday: 9:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas days.
  • Closed one or two weeks in September when the Science Museum closes for maintenance and exhibit updates.
  • Schedule changes occur due to special events and severe weather. Call 651-293-0200 for more information.
St. Anthony Falls Visitor Center
1 Portland Ave, Minneapolis, MN 54401
The St. Anthony Falls Visitor Center is CLOSED for the season and will reopen on Memorial Day weekend in 2017.

Other Visitor Centers

There are other visitor centers within the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area which are operated by state and local governments and private agencies. Operating hours of these facilities vary from season to season. You can find more Information on other visitor centers and museums on our website.

Three valuable resources for visitors include our Calendar (of events), the interactive River Trip Planner, and the Mississippi River Companion.

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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