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National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
NMRMAlogo.JPG
EstablishedJune 28, 2003
LocationDubuque, Iowa, USA
TypeAquarium, History,
Natural history, Science
Visitors250,000+ annually [1]
CEOKurt Strand
Website www.rivermuseum.com
Museum & Aquarium

The National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium is a museum located in Dubuque, Iowa, USA. The museum is a property of the Dubuque County Historical Society, [1] with two centers on the riverfront campus: the Mississippi River Center and the National River Center. [2]

The museum is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, and is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) [3] and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). [4]

The National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium Campus

The National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium is home to museum exhibits on the culture and history of America's rivers. The campus also includes over a dozen aquariums featuring wildlife representative of that found in the Mississippi River and the Gulf of Mexico and other river systems and deltas, including giant catfish, sturgeon, ducks, frogs, turtles, rays, octopus, river otters, and more. There are also outdoor exhibits, featuring river otters, a marsh, and large artifacts, such as boats, a blacksmith shop, a stream, and raptor aviaries including bald eagle.

Permanent exhibits

William Woodward Mississippi River Center

Diamond Jo National River Center

  • RiverWays
  • Craver Stingray Touch Tank
  • Rivers to the Sea
  • RiverWorks
  • National Rivers Hall of Fame
  • Mississippi River Plaza
  • River's Edge Cafe
  • 3D/4D Large-format Digital Theater

National Rivers Hall of Fame

The National Rivers Hall of Fame focuses on the lives of people who made their living on and around the rivers in the United States. [7] The Hall of Fame was created in 1985 and over 100 experts on American rivers, including conservationists, writers and historians, voted for the first inductees. [8] John P. Bickle was one of the driving forces behind the creation of the Hall of Fame which started fund-raising in 1979. [9] [10] The Hall of Fame building has a 62-seat theater. [11]

Inductees

See also

Notes

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  28. ^ "Richard Bissell". National Rivers Hall of Fame Inductees. Retrieved 2018-05-08.
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  32. ^ "John Wesley Powell". National Rivers Hall of Fame Inductees. Retrieved 2018-05-08.
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  34. ^ "John A. Roebling and Washington Roebling". National Rivers Hall of Fame Inductees. Retrieved 2018-05-08.
  35. ^ "James Rumsey". National Rivers Hall of Fame Inductees. Retrieved 2018-05-08.
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  37. ^ "Stephen H. Long". National Rivers Hall of Fame Inductees. Retrieved 2018-05-08.
  38. ^ "Betty Blake". National Rivers Hall of Fame Inductees. Retrieved 2018-05-08.
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  43. ^ "Alexander Mackenzie". National Rivers Hall of Fame Inductees. Retrieved 2018-05-08.
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  53. ^ "Captain Ernest E. Wagner". National Rivers Hall of Fame Inductees. Retrieved 2018-05-08.
  54. ^ "Jim Bridger". National Rivers Hall of Fame Inductees. Retrieved 2018-05-08.
  55. ^ "Orrin Ingram & the Ingram Family". National Rivers Hall of Fame Inductees. Retrieved 2018-05-08.
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  58. ^ "Dr. William Peteresen, 'Steamboat Bill'". National Rivers Hall of Fame Inductees. Retrieved 2018-05-08.
  59. ^ "Showboat Team". National Rivers Hall of Fame Inductees. Retrieved 2018-05-08.
  60. ^ "Charles Ward". National Rivers Hall of Fame Inductees. Retrieved 2018-05-08.
  61. ^ "Abraham Lincoln". National Rivers Hall of Fame Inductees. Retrieved 2018-05-08.
  62. ^ "James Burns". National Rivers Hall of Fame Inductees. Retrieved 2018-05-08.
  63. ^ "Auguste & Pierre Chouteau". National Rivers Hall of Fame Inductees. Retrieved 2018-05-08.
  64. ^ "Captain Blanche Douglass Leathers". National Rivers Hall of Fame Inductees. Retrieved 2018-05-07.
  65. ^ "David Thompson". National Rivers Hall of Fame Inductees. Retrieved 2018-05-08.
  66. ^ "George B. Merrick". National Rivers Hall of Fame Inductees. Retrieved 2018-05-08.
  67. ^ "Mike Fink". National Rivers Hall of Fame Inductees. Retrieved 2018-05-08.
  68. ^ "William E. Merrill". National Rivers Hall of Fame Inductees. Retrieved 2018-05-08.
  69. ^ "Rachel Carson". National Rivers Hall of Fame Inductees. Retrieved 2018-05-08.
  70. ^ "C.C. Webber". National Rivers Hall of Fame Inductees. Retrieved 2018-05-08.
  71. ^ "Col. William S. Hays". National Rivers Hall of Fame Inductees. Retrieved 2018-05-08.
  72. ^ "Jay Norwood "Ding" Darling". National Rivers Hall of Fame Inductees. Retrieved 2018-05-08.
  73. ^ "Jedediah Strong Smith". National Rivers Hall of Fame Inductees. Retrieved 2018-05-08.
  74. ^ "Captain Andrew Atkinson Humphreys". National Rivers Hall of Fame Inductees. Retrieved 2018-05-08.
  75. ^ "Seth Eastman". National Rivers Hall of Fame Inductees. Retrieved 2018-05-08.
  76. ^ "Ulysses S. Grant". National Rivers Hall of Fame Inductees. Retrieved 2018-05-08.
  77. ^ "Samuel de Champlain". National Rivers Hall of Fame Inductees. Retrieved 2018-05-08.
  78. ^ "John Muir". National Rivers Hall of Fame Inductees. Retrieved 2018-05-08.
  79. ^ "Jane Muckle Robinson". National Rivers Hall of Fame Inductees. Retrieved 2018-05-08.
  80. ^ "Aldo Leopold". National Rivers Hall of Fame Inductees. Retrieved 2018-05-08.
  81. ^ "Captain Minnie Mossman Hill". National Rivers Hall of Fame Inductees. Retrieved 2018-05-08.

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NATIONAL MISSISSIPPI RIVER MUSEUM AND AQUARIUM Latitude and Longitude:

42°29′48″N 90°39′41″W / 42.4968°N 90.6613°W / 42.4968; -90.6613