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Melvin Price Locks & Dam #26

2 Lock and Dam Way Road, Alton, IL 62002

(618) 462-6979

Toll-Free: (877) 462-6979

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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

Overview

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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.

Location

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