Hours of Operation
Public Lock & Dam Tours at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. & 3 p.m.
Group Lock & Dam Tours by reservation: (800) 258-6645
See the best view of Alton and the Mississippi River from eight stories in the air atop the Melvin Price Locks & Dam. As one of the largest locks on the Mississippi River, the Melvin Price Locks & Dam No. 26 is central to river traffic for soybeans, corn, grain, asphalt and other commodities that are transported via the river. Take a guided tour of this fun attraction in Alton, Illinois, and see towboats and barges as they push their way through this incredible structure.Group tours are managed by the Great Rivers & Routs Tourism Bureau.