Places To Go

A stone spring house stands over a reservoir.
Coldwater Spring has value for both wildlife and history enthusiasts.


The Mississippi River and Recreation Area is a national park that encompasses many areas of interest including state and regional parks, national wildlife refuges, and state scientific and natural areas. Following is a list of sites of interest to visitors. Follow the links to more information and how to best visit your preferred destinations. For a list of suggested activities, consider looking at our Things to Do page.

Once you've chosen a place to go, you have to get there. Use our Mississippi River Companion to find your way around the park by foot, bike, canoe, boat, or car. Use our interactive Mississippi River Trip Planner to map routes using public transit and rental bikes.



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    Alphabetical Listing of Places

    Last updated: March 10, 2021

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    Mailing Address:

    111 E. Kellogg Blvd., Suite 105
    Saint Paul, MN 55101


    (651) 293-0200
    This is the general phone line at the Mississippi River 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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