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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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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