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Hall of Fame Inductees

The National Rivers Hall of Fame lets you capture the drama of river people from all across America. Explore our nation's rivers in the keelboat audio exhibit, enjoy the steamboat invention theater, then steer barges in a modern-day towboat pilothouse simulator.

Hall of Fame inductees are the pioneers, the explorers and the artists who are no longer living. They were movers and shakers from the days gone by and the recent past. These men and women made significant contributions related to America's rivers and river industries, which is why we honor them.

The National Achievement Award is the highest tribute paid to a living person.


The Builders
The Pathfinders
The River People
The Artists, Writers, and Musicians