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.

Find out the latest on America the Beautiful passes, including status of senior passes, at our Fees and Passes page.

Visitors work with a rope in a visitor center.

Visitor Centers

Mississippi River Visitor Center

120 W. Kellogg Blvd. Saint Paul, MN 55102

The Mississippi River Visitor Center is located in the lobby of the Science Museum of Minnesota and is open all year.

  • 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.
  • Monday: Open on Mondays starting June 11, 2017 through Labor Day, 2017 from 9:30 - 5:00 p.m.
  • Closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas days.

Schedule changes may occur due to special events, holidays, and severe weather. The visitor center is closed during the two weeks each September that the Science Museum of Minnesota closes for maintenance. Call 651-293-0200 for more information.

St. Anthony Falls Visitor Center

1 Portland Ave, Minneapolis, MN 54401

The St. Anthony Falls Visitor Center will open on June 11, 2017 and closes for the season at end of business on Labor Day. Hours are 9:30 to 5:00 daily, seven days a week. Tours are available at 11:00, 1:00, and 3:00, but visitors are welcome any time during open hours.

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.

Last updated: July 25, 2017

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. Please leave a voicemail if we miss your call and expect a return call within 1 day, often sooner.

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