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“A mechanical wonder.”
Review of Wilson Lock & Dam

Wilson Lock & Dam
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Owner description: Engineering marvel built in 1924 spans 4,541 feet in length at a height of 137 feet.
Florence, Alabama
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62 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“A mechanical wonder.”
Reviewed October 29, 2012

We really enjoyed our toud of the locks and bridge. A must see. Beautiful setting and again that good ol Southern Houspitality.

Visited October 2012
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Athens, Alabama
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94 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Amazing”
Reviewed October 17, 2012

A place so high to fill like a bath tub for boats to navigated up the river! AMAZING! ONce upon a time you could go to the overlook at the dam and watch the boats go through the locks. NOw you view from a nearby picnic and hillside. Its still an awesome view. The dam with its high concret roadway across to see the spillways. In the early spring after heavy rains the sounds through the spillways are thunderous! Massive water! Across the north bank looking at the south side is a waterfall near the dam. Look for it. Very nice,. Bring your camera for the views!

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Meridian, Mississippi
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A Great Learning Experience!”
Reviewed May 22, 2012

I always love visiting this place! My grandfather helped build it, and worked maintenence on the generators. If you want to see and learn about the construction and the working of a lock and dam, and its purpose, be sure and visit!

Visited May 2012
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