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Mississippi River Museum and Interpretive Center

604 Front Street, Grand Tower IL 62942 | 618.565.2227
Southernmost Illinois

More than 200 residents from Grand Tower have worked on the Mississippi River, and the Mississippi River Museum and Interpretive center preserves that history and way of life. The museum houses artifacts dating back to the golden age of steamboats and features a pilot house with working radar, charts pertaining to river navigation, artifacts from the 1947 sinking of the Golden Eagle River Boat, and photographs of historic Grand Tower. Exhibits include steamboat models, buoys, a carbon arc searchlight, radar unit, deck equipment, gauges, rudder, dishes, and more


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