Mississippi River Museum & Interpretive CenterMississippi River Museum & Interpretive Center604 Main St Grand Tower IL 62942 homePhone: 618-565-2227work
Museum Director Captain Jack Knupp, who served as a towboat captain for 44 years, oversees this museum housed in an 1892 building overlooking the levee on Front Street. Exhibits include steamboat models, buoys, a carbon arc searchlight, radar unit deck equipment, gauges, rudder, dishes, etc. Of special interest are artifacts salvaged from the Str. GOLDEN EAGLE which sank at Grand Tower in 1947. Over 200 people from Grand Tower have worked on the river and the citizens value the importance of preserving their river heritage.