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State: Wisconsin

Genoa National Fish Hatchery and Great River Road Interpretive Center

The Interpretive Center features the intrinsic values of the Upper Mississippi River Region. The center focuses on four major themes: 1. The Upper Mississippi River and its historic and current importance in navigation and trade: The Blackhawk War, its causes and history of the tribes and their current locations: 3. The Pearl Button Industry and the importance of mussels in the Upper Mississippi River ecosystem: 4. The History of Conservation nationwide and within the Upper Mississippi River basin. Also included are 2 aquariums with live fish exhibits that depict natural riverine species of the Upper Mississippi River and a stream aquarium with species that represent a Wisconsin stream. Hatchery grounds offer views of the Upper Mississippi River bluffs, hatchery ponds and the grounds are frequented by many different species of migratory birds and waterfowl.

Interpretive Center Contact Info

Contact Person Contact Info

  • Name
    Erica Rasmussen
  • Title
    Environmental Education Specialist
  • Address
    S5631 State Highway 35
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  • Zip
  • Phone
    (608) 689-2605
  • Email

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National Office Contact Information


National MRPC Office
PO Box 7395
Madison, WI 53707-7395


Toll Free: 866-763-8310
E-mail: [email protected]