• UPPER MISSISSIPPI RIVER: Scott Mehus, National Eagle Center

  • UPPER MISSISSIPPI RIVER: Private excursion through National Wildlife Refuge and Lock #9

  • CHICAGO, SPRINGFIELD and ST LOUIS: Narrated river excursion by Chicago Architecture Foundation.

  • UPPER MISSISSIPPI RIVER: Private backwaters lesson with Captain Robert Vavra

  • MISSOURI RIVER LEGENDS: Private press conference with Harry Truman at his presidential museum.

  • UPPER MISSISSIPPI program provides THREE uniquely different riverboat learning experiences.

  • MISSOURI RIVER LEGENDS: Amelia Earhart's home

  • EXPLORING UNUSUAL SOCIETIES: Iowa Maharishi school children learning sanskrit

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The Best of the Upper Mississippi

Navigate the Mississippi River and the Great River Road to discover the explorers and storytellers who call the river their home. Unique river excursions reveal wildlife and historic towns waiting around every bend.

Watch eagles and barges, as experts narrate through river locks and the national wildlife refuge. A former clammer details his river life, as you ride his pontoon boat into backwaters. Captain narrations and live music enhance your “floating palace” excursion. Explore river towns and private hideaways, including special places where the big boats cannot go!

Your Study Leader travels with your small group (max 24 persons), weaving your river and overland excursions through three to four states into a memorable adventure.

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