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Lock and Dam No. 1

5000 West River Parkway, Minneapolis, MN 55417-1681
+1 612-742-2971
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Light The Locks

We came to tour for an art installation at the locks. It was in the evening (8pm). The installation... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Great Tour by the National Park Service

July 26, 2017 - While we had walked across the stone arch bridge and had seen the dam and lock, we... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2017
Baltimore, Maryland
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5000 West River Parkway, Minneapolis, MN 55417-1681
+1 612-742-2971
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came to tour for an art installation at the locks. It was in the evening (8pm). The installation was a light show that was tied to the rise and fall of the locks over its 50 year history. It was very interesting. The locks...More

Thank 2Travel-4funNow
Reviewed 12 August 2017

July 26, 2017 - While we had walked across the stone arch bridge and had seen the dam and lock, we wanted to get more information. Consequently, we took the 1 pm National Park Service's free lock and dam tour, which lasted about 45 minutes....More

1  Thank JerryH9905
Reviewed 5 August 2017

Really not much to see here. The falls area of the river and viaduct are all attractive. The lock and dam is pretty average

Thank Tootallal
Reviewed 30 July 2017

we went up to see this from the park near Minnehaha Falls. It was very hard to see what was going on. Not sure how we would have gotten down to the actual dam and lock. We did get to see the lock work

Thank fozjon
Reviewed 13 June 2017

We had a very hard time finding this lock and dam because one of the main roads in was closed, but we were glad we didn't give up since this is a very nice lock and dam. There is a visitor observation deck plus a...More

Thank Susan N
Reviewed 8 May 2017

The Army Corps Of Engineers shows what can be done with the application of enough dollars! Locks are great ways to extend navigable waters beyond otherwise impassible natural features. Ultimately the value of commerce and potentially recreation determine whether it is a wise investment. There...More

Thank Ge0rgiaPil0t
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Fun place to go to learn about how the river supplies energy and also how the lock and dam system works.

Thank Chris L
Reviewed 19 September 2016

We happened to pass by this waterfall and dropped in to find a great narrated explanation of the old lock system and why it was so important just 50 years ago!

Thank Whall52
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Came here as part of our city tour and cruise on the Mississippi. We actually experienced the dam opening and closing as out boat was lifted up

1  Thank neil102
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Go to see the water and dam. Close to the mill city museum. Do not go to see the lock portion as it was not used the entire time I was there. You can see a small part describing on how it works.

Thank I_Like_Cats_12
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