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Beautiful Fall Day

Terrific view of the river and barges traveling up and down the river and going through the lock... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2018
IngaRose
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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Damn Cold

Although it was dam cold,we thoroughly enjoyed crossing the bridge while the train rushed by below... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2018
denisewasko
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Rolfe, Iowa
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23 Oct 2018
“Beautiful Fall Day”
6 Oct 2018
“Damn Cold”
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Reviewed 23 October 2018

Terrific view of the river and barges traveling up and down the river and going through the lock and dam if you have time to watch. Railroad bridge fun to stand on and watch the train go under. Great picture taking.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank IngaRose
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

Although it was dam cold,we thoroughly enjoyed crossing the bridge while the train rushed by below us. The barge jfascinated us, a cable was used to pull it through. Talked to the friendly workers and they told us it was loaded with salt going to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank denisewasko
Reviewed 28 August 2018

What can be better than watching boats locking through at Lock & Dam #4 in Alma, Wisconsin? Boating activity on the Upper Mississippi River make for lots of viewing & photo ops. Great viewing deck, handicap accessible and walking bridge over the railroad tracks where...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank BlueDoorInn
Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

First it was a very neat stop to see the locks and explain to an 8year old how it works, but you absolutely have to stay long enough to have the train go underneath you while you are on the see through grade walk way...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Sconietraveler
Reviewed 24 June 2018

Great view. Located in lovely Alma. Lick and Dam are right alongside the road. Worthy of your time to visit, relax, marvel at the mighty Mississippi.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank lmsgroup
Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

Tough to beat the views, bars, interesting stops in this part of America! I put it in the top 5! Give it a look! BOOM

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Krups77
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

Was fun to sit and watch the lock and dam work as the boats came in and sat and waited for the water to lower so they could go out the other side. It was fun. Also, the best thing is to stand on the...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank donih
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

We arrived just in time to see nine barges going through the Lock and Dam system. We have stopped at many of the locks and dams along the Mississippi this one was unique because it has an overpass that goes over the railroad tracks so...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank mimi1971
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Climb the stairs and stand right by the lock and dam to watch the barges and boats go through. Very interesting and beautiful view.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank atti2de2002
Reviewed 5 September 2016

It is so cool to watch the huge barges go through the lock and dam. I wish I lived closer so I could take my grandsons more often.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank srock83
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