The National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium is a museum located in Dubuque, Iowa, USA. The museum is a property of the Dubuque County Historical Society, with two centers on the riverfront campus: the Mississippi River Center and the National River Center
You won’t believe what’s here! “USA Today” named Vesterheim one of “ten great places in the nation to admire American folk art.” Showcasing world-class exhibitions, 12 historic buildings, and a folk-art school in scenic Decorah, Iowa, this national treasure houses the best in historic and contemporary Norwegian folk and fine arts, and explores the American immigrant experience. You’ll find a cabin made from a single tree, elaborate costumes, intricately carved butter molds, colorful paintings, silver wedding crowns, woven tapestries, and even a boat that sailed the Atlantic Ocean.