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National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

Features Animals
350 E 3rd St, Port of Dubuque, Dubuque, IA 52001-2302
+1 800-226-3369
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Worth the money

A lot of animals to see from big to small. A lot of information on the Mississippi river. 2 big... read more

Reviewed 22 June 2016
Joel B
via mobile
Wonderful experience

The aquariums are great. We saw the Titanic exhibit last year which was very well done. Be sure and... read more

Reviewed 22 June 2016
Donald M
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The National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium features the culture, creatures and history of our the Mississippi and all our nation's rivers through dynamic exhibits and twelve large aquariums housed in two main centers. The impressive 14-acre riverfront campus includes a connecting plaza, a 3D/4D theater, boatyard, on-site dining options, and more! DIVE IN for a visit to the Museum & Aquarium, where fun & learning flow together!
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  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
350 E 3rd St, Port of Dubuque, Dubuque, IA 52001-2302
+1 800-226-3369
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Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

A lot of animals to see from big to small. A lot of information on the Mississippi river. 2 big gift shops and a lot to see and do. Tend to spend several hours.

Thank Joel B
Reviewed 22 June 2016

The aquariums are great. We saw the Titanic exhibit last year which was very well done. Be sure and walk the River Walk that has a wonderful view of the Mississippi River.

Thank Donald M
Reviewed 21 June 2016

We took our Great Grandson (7years old) to see the Dinosaur Exhibit. This was a very good exhibit. Not only was it interactive but the Dinosaurs moved and roared. Showed their habitats and gave a short history of the Dinosaurs. They also had 3D film...More

1  Thank Misdriver
Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

It was a very nice walk but they switch out the art work and there wasn't much there when we went. It was relaxing but I wish the art would have all been there.

Thank Lori L
Reviewed 20 June 2016

The teenagers I took liked touching the duck and fish but especially the 4D movie. As an adult I could have spent all day looking at the displays and really absorbing the variety of info. Kids loved it but wish we had more than 1...More

Thank USA35805
Reviewed 20 June 2016

Had a blast with the kids showing them the underwater like of the Mississippi. Also was cool having them tour the William M. Black.

Thank Doug G
Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

This was so much more than expected. Were told when we purchased our tickets that they were good for the following day also. (Be sure to ask for your AAA discount) Did not think that would be necessary until we realized we had been there...More

Thank Jeff C
Reviewed 20 June 2016

We love the museum. We have a family membership and go at least once a month and more in the summer. It is a must visit.

Thank Funtraveler82
Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

We took a few hours to visit this amazing museum and aquarium. We just purchased tickets for the museum and one other activity, the dinosaurs. We decided against the movies. They are an extra cost as well. There is so much to see inside and...More

1  Thank M R
Reviewed 19 June 2016

The museum has a great gift shop and wonderful local history displays. There are lots of videos to watch, and 3-D IMAX movies on insects and flying dinosaurs to interest the kids. The river life aquarium was nice. One large wall had a giant photograph-from-space...More

Thank Raelene L
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Questions & Answers
11 June 2017|
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Response from billyv7163 | Reviewed this property |
For the wife and I it was $32 without the movie
Megan T
6 March 2017|
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Response from MuseumGeekJohn | Property representative |
Three to four hours should be enough, but you may want to stay longer, Your ticket is good for two consecutive days.
17 June 2016|
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Response from Nicole0611 | Reviewed this property |
I go not recall exactly but there were multiple prices based on seeing the movie they offer or just reviewing the museum. I think about $15. Enjoy!