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State: Illinois

Mississippi River Visitor Center Locks and Dam 15

The Mississippi River Visitor Center overlooks Locks and Dam 15 on Arsenal Island in Rock Island, IL. Visitors can expect to see boats locking through as well as other displays about the Corps of Engineers and navigation on the Mississippi River.

Hours of Operation:
Memorial Day – Labor Day, Open 7 days a week 9:00am – 5:00pm
Labor Day – Memorial Day, Open Tuesday – Saturday 9:00am – 5:00pm

Coming to visit requires gaining access to the Rock Island Arsenal by first stopping at the Visitor Control Center to obtain a base pass. This building can be found at 5309 Prospect Drive, Rock Island, IL 61201. Bring a federal or state issued photo ID and security staff will help you the rest of the way.

Interpretive Center Contact Info

Contact Person Contact Info

  • Name
    Mike McKean
  • Title
    Park Ranger
  • Address
    Building 328 Rodman Avenue
  • City
    Rock Island
  • State
  • Zip
  • Phone
    (309) 794-5338
  • Email

Interpretive Center Status

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National Office Contact Information


National MRPC Office
PO Box 7395
Madison, WI 53707-7395


Toll Free: 866-763-8310
E-mail: [email protected]