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Posted 7/15/2014

Release no. 14-044


Contact
Lou Ann McCracken
309-794-5338

Locks and Dam # 15 Tours Resume

 

 

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi River Project announces that tours of Locks and Dam #15 will resume on Saturday,  July 19th  at 11:00 & 2:00. The Visitor Center hours of operation are:  Tuesday – Saturday from 9:00am - 5:00pm.

The Mississippi River Visitor Center gives you a great view of the locking process as many towboats and recreational boats use the locks daily.  There is a picnicking area, restroom facilities, observation deck and an indoor theater.  Also a Park Ranger is always on hand to answer questions.

The facility is only accessible via the Rock Island or Moline entrances.  All persons over the age of 16 must carry a photo ID in order to enter the island. All vehicles are subject to random search and participants should allow 15 minutes extra to ensure proper arrival time. Pedestrians and bicyclists with helmets have access to the Mississippi River Visitor Center through the Rock Island gate only.  Appropriate ID is required.

Contact the ranger staff at (309) 794-5338 for any additional questions.