While we lived in Iowa one of our favorite spots was The Mississippi River Museum. We got passes to the museum soon after I moved there. It was a great spot to go on a slow weekend or when there was a special event.
One of the features of the museum is the tour of the old dredging boat. It neat to see the inner workings of a dredging boat that offers a glimpse into the history of the Mississippi river. It is also a fun tour for kids because there are fake people manning different stations on the boat (they are not animated – not quite Disney status but still fun).
If you end up in Dubuque, Iowa and need a quick sight to see go check out the museum!
– The Katie Clark