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Upper St. Anthony Lock and Dam

1 Portland Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55401-2528
+1 612-333-5336
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Skyline Views

I started my exploration of Minneapolis here and let me tell you - it's a great view of the city... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
North Ryde, Australia
Free tours of lock great way to learn about how locks work & some local history

Run by national park. Free tours will take you out onto locks. Tour takes ~ 30 minutes. This summer... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2017
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1 Portland Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55401-2528
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I started my exploration of Minneapolis here and let me tell you - it's a great view of the city skyline. There isn't much else around but it's a good place to start.

Thank robinsonashleigh
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Run by national park. Free tours will take you out onto locks. Tour takes ~ 30 minutes. This summer tour times were 11 AM, 1 PM and 3 PM (I'm guessing this changes depending on season),

Thank MilwaukeeCraig
Reviewed 13 June 2017

The lock and dam has very little activity. There are lots of other things to see and do nearby but I wouldn't go out of my way to see this lock and dam.

Thank Susan N
Reviewed 4 January 2017

It is kind of an industrial looking area, but they have tried hard to spruce their area up as much as possible.

Thank Alzor S
Reviewed 7 September 2016

We saw the upper locks as we traveled down the Mississpi. Yet another must when planning to visit Minneapolis

Thank neil102
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

We took a free walkabout tour at 3pm. One of the rangers, Brian, brought us around. What a treat. It is really worth our time to be able to see the dam up close and walked all the way across the lock, nearer to the...More

Thank Mumzelda
Reviewed 25 June 2016

If you like learning about the history of the city and National Parks, make sure you check this place out. Only takes about an hour but you can learn a lot. A ton of info on how they created the lock and dam, incredible views...More

1  Thank Keith T
Reviewed 6 June 2016

The National Park Service is now managing the lock and dam since it is closed for navigation. They offer three tours a day everyday and the tours are led by a ranger and go out on to the lock. Lot's of history and cool information...More

Thank David J
Reviewed 12 November 2015

This is a good place to see a lock & dam system. It's very interesting to watch the water level changed for boats to pass thru the lock & dam, especially a big boat.

Thank timoydia
Reviewed 10 November 2015 via mobile

I've been through the lock several times on chartered boat rides. That is pretty cool. If you walk there, it is accessible while you are doing all of the other riverfront parks and activities. They weren't giving tours when I was there. I think they...More

Thank AndyB5542
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