"The Mississippi is more than a river, it is the coronary artery through which the waters of a continent pulse in the somnolent rhythm of spring and summer and fall and winter." Edwin and Louise Rosskam
The Mississippi River is one of the great rivers of the world. Its reach is long, majestic in places and legendary for its power. There's nothing like being close to the river, feeling the wind, and hearing the water lapping against bridge piers. Many people have seen the river from a distance or drive over its bridges daily. Others have a sense of it from pictures or reading. Here, we invite you to piece together your own Mississippi River experience.

Just imagine using all your senses to experience this river.... Maybe the best way is to get to know it is to touch it or feel its current -- on a boat, on a bridge, or even at a waterfront.