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Lock and Dam Tours

A ranger gives a tour at Upper St. Anthony Falls lock and damTours of Upper St. Anthony Falls
Lock and Dam

Located in downtown Minneapolis, the Upper Saint Anthony Falls Lock and Dam's visitor center offers excellent views of the falls, the Stone Arch Bridge and the Minneapolis skyline. The visitor center is free and open to the public for group tours, May through September. Group tours are scheduled daily.

Tour availability will be determined
on a case-by-case basis,
dependent on staff availability.

To schedule a group tour:
Email: dam.tours@usace.army.mil
call toll free (877) 552-1416  

Please provide the following information in your tour request: group name, point of contact and how to reach this person, as well as the size and age of the group and the date and time of the requested tour.

For the rest of our locks and dams, most offer free tours. Please contact the individual lockmaster of the lock and dam you would like to visit. Phone numbers can be found under 'Mississippi Locks and Dams Managed Facilities.'


1 Portland Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55454-1027

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