Mississippi River Visitor Center
Places to Go
PLEASE NOTE: This visitor center will close on June 5, 2016 for an extensive remodeling and installation of new exhibits. We will reopen on August 25, 2016. We will open another visitor center at the Upper St. Anthony Lock and Dam in Minneapolis on May 28, 2016. America the Beautiful -- National Parks and Federal Lands passes will be available at that location as well as passport stamps. Please call 651-293-0200 for more information.
Visitors may also seek advice about the many recreational opportunities within the park. Hiking, biking, canoeing and boating, fishing, birding, or skiing and snowshoeing are all popular activities. Rangers can also provide trip planning advice to any of the approximately 400 National Park units.
This is also a good place to learn about the park's scheduled programming. Popular activities include Bike with a Ranger, Fish with a Ranger, and other programs. Check our Schedule of Events regularly for upcoming events. Please note that we have transferred selected merchandise to the Explore Store just across the lobby of the Science Museum of Minnesota and discontinued sales of other items at the Visitor Center. We continue to sell America the Beautiful passes at the visitor center.
Hours, Directions, and Contact Information