"Was halfway to New Orleans when he hit the worst earthquake ever come to this country. River'd get so wide one minute it was like the Atlantic Ocean and the next there'd be nothing but a dry hole big as the city of St Louis." Ben Lucien Burman
In this section, you can find interesting information about the Mississippi River and suggestions of how to explore the river on your own. The Communities and River Events areas will help you map the towns and special events along the river.

Don't miss the special sections for parents, children and teachers. You'll find fun activities, lesson plans, ideas for trips, links to Mississippi River resources, and book lists. You can print many of these and take them with you.


Click here for parent's resources

Click here for teacher's resources

Click here for children's resources
River Communities

Learn about the different communities along the river

River Events

Learn about events taking place on the river