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Posted 10/25/2014

Release no. 14-067


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Mike McKean
309-794-5338

Rock Island, IL - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi River Project announces that the Visitor Center at Locks and Dam #15 is inviting guests to come participate in a Historic Clock Tower Tour. Relive the early days of the Rock Island Arsenal as you climb your way up the historic corridor of the Clock Tower Building which has been a Quad Cities landmark for over 100 years! Waiting at the top is a spectacular view of the Mississippi River.    

Visitors are invited to join this tour on Saturday November 1st, at 10:00am. The tour will be approximately1½ hours long and be guided by a Visitor Center Park Ranger. The tour will begin at the Mississippi River Visitor Center, located on the western end of Arsenal Island at Locks and Dam #15.  This program is free of charge and everyone is invited to attend. Advance registration is recommended.  An adult must accompany children under 12 years of age. 

All persons over age 16 must carry a photo ID to enter the island. Vehicles are subject to search and participants should allow 15 minutes extra to ensure proper arrival time for the tour. Visitors may enter the island through either the Moline or Rock Island gates.

For more information, or to sign up for the program, please contact the Visitor Center at (309) 794-5338.