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National Park Service offers tours at Upper St. Anthony Falls lock

Published May 24, 2018

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The National Park Service will provide tours again this summer at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam starting Saturday, May 26, and going through Labor Day weekend.

Admission is free. Tours will be offered daily at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. National Park Service rangers will guide tours and answer questions about the history of the Mississippi River, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Minneapolis Upper Harbor Project and the St. Anthony Falls Historic District.

“This is a great opportunity for the public to learn about a hidden gem of the city,” said Michael Derusha, Upper St. Anthony Falls lockmaster.

For questions or for more information, call the Upper St. Anthony Falls Visitor Center at 952-303-2706.

The nearly 650 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, employees working at more than 40 sites in five upper-Midwest states serve the American public in the areas of environmental enhancement, navigation, flood damage reduction, water and wetlands regulation, recreation sites and disaster response. Through the St. Paul District Fiscal Year 2016 $78 million budget, nearly 1,250 non-Corps jobs were added to the regional economy as well as $120 million to the national economy. For more information, see

Release no. 18-043