Last lock and dam tours for the season scheduled

Published 08/19 2014 04:43PM

Updated 08/19 2014 04:52PM

The final two tours of Locks and Dam #15 at the Rock Island Arsenal are scheduled for the end of this month.

Tours will be held on August 23rd and 30th, at 11:00 and 2:00.  The next time tours will be offered won't be until after Memorial Day 2015.

The free tours are open to the public.  The Corps of Engineers recommend wearing enclosed shoes that are easy to walk in, like tennis shoes.  Purses, bags, and cameras are not allowed on the tour but can be taken into the Visitor's Center before and after tours.

Visitors should allow extra time to get through security, and everyone over the age of 16 needs a photo i.d.  For more information or to book a group tour, call the ranger staff at 309-794-5338.

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