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Lock & Dam 3

4330 Lock and Dam Rd, Welch, MN 55089-9644
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Interesting to see how locks work on a major river

This is the third lock down the Mississippi and can handle the large barge traffic on the river... read more

Reviewed October 14, 2016
Mark and Jane L
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Downers Grove, Illinois
Fun to watch boats go through

This lock and dam has a nice observation platform for watching boats go through the lock. We were... read more

Reviewed August 7, 2016
Tracy S
via mobile
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Oct 14, 2016
“Interesting to see how locks work on a major river”
Aug 7, 2016
“Fun to watch boats go through”
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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4330 Lock and Dam Rd, Welch, MN 55089-9644
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Reviewed 14 October 2016

This is the third lock down the Mississippi and can handle the large barge traffic on the river. There is not a lot of barge traffic, so it is unlikely you will see the locks in operation, but they are still interesting to see.

Thank Mark and Jane L
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Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

This lock and dam has a nice observation platform for watching boats go through the lock. We were lucky enough to see a big steamboat go through the lock. It'd be really fun to see barges or large shipping containers, but we didn't have the...More

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Reviewed 1 September 2015

This is a great place to learn more about how the barge system and river work. If you time it right, you can catch a big passenger ship!

Thank Lisa B
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