Hidden Highways

Working for America

The inland waterway system spans 25,000 miles throughout the central United States.  The largest part of this network is the Mississippi River System, which includes the Ohio, Tennessee and Cumberland rivers. This exhibit gives the visitor a great perspective of how vast the river system is, and how many different waterways make up the Mississippi River watershed.   This audio-visual experience allows you to select a departure city and arrival city and then you watch as the board shows you which waterways are used, the elevations above sea level and the total distance traveled.   Most of us are not aware of many of our navigable waterways, so be prepared to learn much at this exhibit.