Mississippi River Visitor Center Extending its Hours

Published May 4, 2015

Rock Island, IL - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi River Project announces that the Visitor Center located at Locks and Dam 15 will be extending its hours.

For the month of May the Visitor Center will be open Monday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Then beginning in June and running through Labor Day the Visitor Center will be open 7 days a week from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The Mississippi River Visitor Center offers one of the best views of vessels locking through Locks and Dam 15. The facility also has a picnic area, interactive displays, aquarium, theater, outdoor observation deck, gift shop and staff available to answer questions.

Currently the facility is only accessible via the Davenport or Moline entrances of Arsenal Island.  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 to make a tour reservation or for any additional questions.

Mike McKean

Release no. 15-030