DeSoto Visitor Center

1434 316th Ln.
Missouri Valley, IA 51555- Map It
(712) 388-4800

AAA Editor Notes

DeSoto Visitor Center is at 1434 316th Ln. Cultural and natural-history exhibits pertain to the Missouri River Valley. More than 200,000 rotating artifacts from the wreckage of the 1865 stern-wheeler Bertrand include groceries and mining supplies; interpretive signs explain the excavation and discovery of the wreck. Complementing wildlife exhibits that feature migratory waterfowl and other animals common to the refuge, viewing galleries overlook DeSoto Lake.
Included with DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge.
Hours: Daily 8:30-4:30. Closed major holidays.