The National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium in Dubuque is one of Iowa’s top tourist attractions! It is one of only a handful of establishments that is accredited by BOTH the American Alliance of Museums and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums! The museum is split into 2 main sections, the National River Center and the Mississippi River Center (which focuses on the history and wildlife found along the Mississippi) and today I share my favourite must see areas of the museum!
One thing that surprised me when I moved to Iowa, was discovering that the Mississippi River is actually full of little islands, beaches and sandbars. These make for great little day trips or even ‘wild camping’ overnight stays for those with a sense of adventure! In this post, I share some of the facts that I’ve learnt about the Mississippi River and some of the ways you can experience it in Iowa!
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