Locks & Dams

Visit a working lock and dam on the Mississippi River. Head to Melvin Price Locks & Dam 26 to see one of the largest locks and dam on the Mississippi, and don't miss the view of the river from eight stories above the water! Head to Lock and Dam 21 to view the river from the observation deck and see bald eagles in the winter. See barges filled with corn, soybeans, grain and other commodities moving through these massive structures built on the river. The Mississippi River Visitor Center is located at Lock and Dam 15 and affords a panoramic view of the river along with a tour of the lock and dam.

Locks and Dams are also one of the best places to bird watch. View bald eagles (mid-November through March), pelicans, ospreys, and several species of gulls and terns during spring and fall migration.


Blackhawk Waterways Convention and Visitors Bureau

4999 Lock Road
Fulton, IL 61252

Quad Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau

Lock and Dam 18
End of 1675 North
Gladstone, IL 61437

Lock and Dam 14
Lighthouse Lane
Hampton, IL 61256

Lock and Dam 16
102nd Avenue West
Illinois City, IL 61259

Lock and Dam 17
173 Lock and Dam Road
New Boston, IL 61272

Arsenal Island
Rock Island, IL 61201

Quincy Area Convention and Visitors Bureau

Lock and Dam 19
End of Keokuk Street
Hamilton, IL 62341

Lock and Dam 22
Lock and Dam Road
Hull, IL 62343

Lock and Dam 24
Clarksville Road
Pleasant Hill, IL 62366

909 West Lock and Dam Road
Quincy, IL 62301

Lock and Dam 20
East 30th Street
Warsaw, IL 62379

Alton Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau

2 Locks and Dam Way
Alton, IL 62002

The Tourism Bureau ILLINOISouth

3291 West 20th Street
Granite City, IL 62040

4800 Lock and Dam Road
Modoc, IL 62261

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Locks & Dams