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Fun and educational!

Try to plan your trip when there is a tour—it makes it even better. The films are also worth your... read more

Reviewed August 19, 2018
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" Educational & Historical Lock & Dam Info "

We went to the Mississippi River Visitors Center to find out some information about the Mississippi... read more

Reviewed August 17, 2018
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Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

Try to plan your trip when there is a tour—it makes it even better. The films are also worth your time as they give great information in a short period of time. The volunteers were very helpful and friendly.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 17, 2018

We went to the Mississippi River Visitors Center to find out some information about the Mississippi River and the Locks & Dam #15. The visitor center has an open outside deck area where you can go out to witness some of the information that you...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank grandslamhomer
Reviewed July 10, 2018

The MRVC (Lock and Dam 15) is on the island with the Rock Island Arsenal. There is a history of river travel and the purpose of the locks and dams that help facilitate river travel. The river 'steps down' to St Louis and without the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Brad W
Reviewed June 18, 2018

The visitor center has an enclosed and an open deck that overlooks the locks from a short distance. I saw a barge pass through the lock and the docent gave an excellent overview of the history of navigation on the Mississippi.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank JamesRobinsonLowe
Reviewed May 5, 2018

They have an interactive center. If you go in the spring through fall and are lucky you can watch a barge pass through the locks

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank davidmacmillan1958
Reviewed January 5, 2018

I originally went there to purchase my national park pass. But the view of the Lock & Dam was awesome. Bought several books....one on camping cooking for over 100 years and another on parks to visit in the US. Staff was very friendly....answered any questions....More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Denise B
Reviewed August 17, 2017 via mobile

We went to the visitors center for the sole purpose of purchasing national park passes, but found it to be a very interesting destination worthy of some time. We were lucky enough to see the lock and dam 15 in action as a huge tugboat...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Corkysan
Reviewed July 19, 2017

Ok, this is actually on a military base, so you have to get there by going in from River Drive in Moline. Then you have to get a quick background check, and then you need to travel to the other side of the Island to...More

Date of experience: June 2017
2  Thank LTCSPG
Reviewed July 1, 2017 via mobile

We visited on a Saturday morning. We were lucky enough to see several barges going through the lock system. It is very interesting to watch. There is a nice viewing area. The visitor center itself is very well done. We watched the film, which gives...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank joaniemaria
Reviewed January 14, 2017

This area has the most wonderful place to see the eagles this time of year. On the Mississippi River, there is no better place to view the splendor of this bird. People come from all over to experience this.

Date of experience: December 2016
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