The Mississippi River Visitor Center is located on the west end of the Rock Island Arsenal in Rock Island, IL. Due to our Visitor Center being located on a military installation ALL VISITORS MUST BE ISSUED A PASS ONTO THE ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL. You will need to pass a security background check to enter the island. All visitors will need to use the Moline entrance near I-74. When you arrive near the gate turn right and proceed to the Visitor Control Center (open weekdays 7 a.m.-3 p.m.). The Visitor Control Center can be found at 5309 Prospect Drive, Rock Island, IL 61201. Click here for a GOOGLE MAPS link. You will need to have a valid photo ID. Most state ID or license will work, but having a passport works the best. Rock Island Arsenal Security will walk you through the process. Your vehicle is also subject to search by Arsenal Police. Once you are cleared at the security gate you will continue on Rodman Avenue approximately 3 miles, we are the last building on the right. The Mississippi River Visitor Center is located at Bldg. 328, Rodman Avenue, Rock Island, IL 61201 on the right, across from the Clock Tower. Click here for a GOOGLE MAPS link.
IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE PLEASE CALL THE VISITOR CONTROL CENTER FOR SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS ON ACCESSING THE ISLAND: 309-782-1337. More information about Rock Island Arsenal Access can be found HERE.