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“Lock and Dam”
Review of Lock and Dam No. 1

Lock and Dam No. 1
Ranked #62 of 221 things to do in Minneapolis
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 18 September 2012

Great Views along with stone arch bridge and river front. Parking during the week is easy and only costs you a $1. This is a must see for visitors.

Thank Mainsailhr
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Reviewed 28 August 2012

Easy parking, feel like your in the wilderness. Great signage. You can watch a lock work. There is a wild life area, with great bird watching.

1  Thank Kathleen H
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Reviewed 3 July 2012

Great place to learn about the river.They have informative displays and you"ll also be able to get right up next to the damn overflow.Its a special treat to see the barges go through the lock.

Thank Captain_Ken75
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Reviewed 20 June 2012

We happened upon Lock and Dam #1 when we were biking on the River Road Trail. What started as a quick side trip turned into a very interesting and educational hour. The lock and dam are open to the public and are free. We did not get to see the lock in action but it is still a very impressive area. Water thunders over the dam spillway and black Cormorants dive for food in the frothy water. There are many educational plaques situated throughout the site explaining the history of the lock and dam and how everything works. Before leaving the area, we stopped to talk to some birders with a scope set up on the sidewalk next to the lock. They let us peer through their scope at a pair of nesting Peregrine Falcons in the bridge above the dam. Very interesting, especially when a falcon dove into the air after a hapless little bird. It returned to the nest to the loud, echoing kak-kak-kak of its mate. It was awesome!

Thank Work2Go
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Reviewed 17 June 2012

An interesting way to spend an hour or two in a really neat area of St. Paul!

Thank FiammaMama
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