Great River Road Interpretative Center opens to public

A new building has opened along the Great River Road, giving visitors a chance to learn about the area.

The Genoa National Fish Hatchery’s new Great River Road Interpretative Center held a ribbon cutting ceremony today.

Exhibits focused on the people that have called the area home,as well as wildlife and the Mississippi River.

The nearly four-million dollar facility was made possible by a grant from the National Scenic Byways Program, as well as the National Fish and Wildlife service.

Center staff hope visitors understand how much the river means to the area.

“We’re hoping that they get an appreciation of the region, not only the intrensic value of the natural resources, but also the history,” said Hatchery Manager Doug Aloisi.

Construction of the project began in 2013.