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History & Education

There's no better place to learn about the Mississippi River's place in Minnesota history... in our country's history...  than at one of Minnesota's many historical sites and centers.  Bring your kids, grandkids, sweetheart, scout troop, social club or classroom on a field trip that is sure to delight.  Learning is the first step to understanding and treasuring this awesome natural resource.  Come, hear her stories!

Minnesota's National Great River Road Interpretive Centers:  
These Centers have been designated as National Great River Road Interpretive Centers by the National 10-State Mississippi River Parkway Commission for their remarkable presentation of Mississippi River stories.  The Minnesota collection is part of a 10-State Network of Great River Road Centers , so when you've checked off all of our Minnesota sites from your list, head to another river state to see how our stories connect us to the past and to our neighbors...

Other Important Mississippi River Historic Sites & Centers:

Headwaters Region:
Beltrami County History Center / James J. Hill Depot, Bemidji
Fireplace of States, Bemidji

Northwoods Region:
Cass Lake Museum & Lyle's Logging Camp, Cass Lake
White Oak Rendezvous , Deer River

Crossings Region:
Croft Mine Historical Park - Crosby
Crow Wing County Historical Society Museum, Brainerd
Minnesota Military Museum , Camp Ripley
Northern Pacific Depot , Aitkin

Scenic Region:
Charles A. Lindbergh Home Site & Museum, Little Falls
Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Museum & Home Site, Little Falls
Oliver H. Kelley Farm, Elk River
Stearns History Museum , St. Cloud

Metro Region:
Alexander Ramsey House, St. Paul
Ard Godfrey House , Minneapolis
Carl Kroening Interpretive Center , Minneapolis
James J. Hill House, St. Paul
Sibley House, St. Paul

Bluffs Region:
Bunnell House, Winona
Goodhue County Museum, Red Wing
LeDuc Estate - Hastings
Minnesota Marine Art Museum , Winona
Old Frontenac , Frontenac
Pickwick Mill, Winona
Polish Cultural Institute , Winona
Wabasha County Museum , Lake City
Watkins Heritage Museum, Winona
Winona County History Center, Winona

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