Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam

Contact Information

Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam
1 Portland Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55401
(877) 552-1416 (Toll Free)

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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Guided tours of Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam provide a history of the US Army Corps of Engineers, the Minneapolis Upper Harbor Project, and the St. Anthony Falls Historic District. From the visitor center observation deck, visitors have a panoramic view of St. Anthony Falls, the historic Stone Arch Bridge, and the historic milling district with the Minneapolis skyline as a backdrop. It is also an ideal vantage point to watch vessels locking through.

The lock wall is open from 12:00 noon until 2:00 pm for visitors and there will be a guide stationed there to chat with visitors.

Hours & Dates

Seasonal Hours (May 28 - September 5)

  • Monday: 9:30am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday: 9:30am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday: 9:30am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday: 9:30am - 5:00pm
  • Friday: 9:30am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday: 9:30am - 5:00pm
  • Sunday: 9:30am - 5:00pm
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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