Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam 

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Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam

1 Portland Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55401

Located at the northwest end of the Stone Arch Bridge where Portland Avenue crosses underneath the Stone Arch Bridge and ends at the Mississippi River.

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The National Park Service began operating the St. Anthony Falls Visitor Center in spring of 2016 to provide tours and interpretation to the public after the closure of the lock in 2015. The observation deck at the Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam Visitor Center provides spectacular views of the falls, the iconic Stone Arch Bridge, and the surrounding milling district of downtown Minneapolis. The visitor center features exhibits that provide information about the falls, locks and dams, and their place in our state's history.

The visitor center is temporarily closed to accommodate COVID-19 health standards. We are working on a plan to reopen while keeping both attendees and park rangers safe. Check back in August for an update.


SAF Visitor Center is open from 9:30 a.m to 5:00 p.m. daily from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend, and Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in September.. Tours of the lock and dam are offered daily at 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.


Tours are free of charge

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