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Address: 5000 W River Pkwy, Minneapolis, MN 55417-1681
Phone Number: 612 742 2971
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Relaxing view

An enjoyable place to stop and relax. Not a lot of barge traffic to see anymore but occasional pleasure craft lock through. Perhaps the best view of the river in town if you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2016
Jdk_mn
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Champlin, Minnesota
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San Antonio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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.

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Thank I_Like_Cats_12
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A short walk from the Stone Arch Bridge. Viewing in the spring or after a big rain gives you a good view of the massive power of the river.

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Thank Dan h
Detroit, Michigan
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115 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great pace to walk to the Stone Arch bridge with a terrific view of the river from the bridge. Parking is limited

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Thank dennysre
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180 reviews
85 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Need I say more? It's a functional lock and Dam that supplied the Ford Motor Plant with electricity It is however, just east of Minnehaha Falls and in the summer, that's a don't miss sight in South Minneapolis. So, check out the Lock and Dam but don't miss the "Falls"

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Thank Peter L
Wyoming
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

Great view. Glad I went and saw it. If you are trying to waste some time this is a good place to go. Enjoy it.

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Thank Jackaroo8423
Champlin, Minnesota
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115 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

An enjoyable place to stop and relax. Not a lot of barge traffic to see anymore but occasional pleasure craft lock through. Perhaps the best view of the river in town if you head out on the catwalk. They have an open house each July, hit that and you also get full tour of control tower.

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Thank Jdk_mn
sloopy79
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32 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

We have brought our 2 kids here several times. They love it! There is a parking lot to park in and everything is free! It is only a short walk to overlook the lock and dam.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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105 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

Not a whole lot to see here. It has some history and connection to Henry Ford. Worth a look if you are in the neighborhood.

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Thank Tonylikestravel
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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583 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

Interesting view of the river and easy to get to from Minnehaha Park with a bike. Or you can drive down River Road just a short bit. Worth seeing.

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222 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

Lock and Dam #1 --- Interesting! Much smaller lock than those down stream! We could not tell if this lock is still being used or not. Commercial or only pleasure boaters?? There was not one person around to talk to but the signage and displays outside were excellent. Very nice walk and area to explore. **The Restrooms were clean and... More 

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