Lock and Dam #16 Tours

Published May 24, 2014
Muscatine, IA - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi River Project invites the public to enjoy a tour of Lock and Dam #16.  Every Sunday from May 25, 2014 through August 31, 2014 at 2:00 PM, weather permitting, tours of Locks and Dam #16 will be conducted for the public.  A special Memorial Day weekend tour will be held on Saturday, May 24, 2014 at 2:00 PM.  Lock and Dam #16 is located off 102nd Ave West on the Illinois side of the Mississippi River about one mile upstream from the bridge in Muscatine, IA.  Participants will be presented with a history of the Upper Mississippi River system, how the river system operates and the process it takes to move a barge through a lock.  The tour is capped off with a walk on the lock structure.  Walking is a part of the tour, so participants must wear shoes with enclosed toes and an enclosed back (tennis shoes are best).  Advance reservations are required as group size is limited.  Please allow approximately one hour to complete the tour.  For more information and to make reservations, please contact the Muscatine Park Rangers by e-mail at mvrodmn16@usace.army.mil or by phone at (563) 263-7913.
Cindy Klebe

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