Explore life on the Mississippi River! Find out how different communities, farming families, and the US Army Corps of Engineers have all utilized the river. Choose your own adventure on the river with the Mississippi Trail Interactive. Hear what the 1927 flood was like for a family that lived through it. See some of the river's fish up close in our 1,515 gallon aquarium.
The Mississippi River watershed is the third largest watershed in the world. Visit our outdoor scaled model of a section of the Mighty Mississippi River. This interactive flood model allows visitors to see how different factors can change a river. You can alter the river's course and control the water flow by opening and closing dams and other river features.
Visit the M/V Mississippi IV and experience life aboard the vessel. See what made her unique among USACE vessels as a workboat and a flagship for the Mississippi River Commission. Nearly all of the vessel has been staged and can be explored. Take a self-guided themed tour using the Tour Cards available aboard the vessel.
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Seventh and Eighth Grade Students from the Vicksburg-Warren School District (VWSD) Scholastic Academy participated in a mock Mississippi River Commission Hearing and other interactives abroad the MV Mississippi IV on October 19, 2012