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Wilson Lock & Dam

Highway 133, Muscle Shoals, AL
+1 800-344-0783
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Always beautiful scenery by the dam. TVA trails are a must anytime we're in the area. We hiked the... read more

Reviewed 19 February 2018
Sarah P
via mobile
Something Amazing to See

If you can time it right, stop by the Wilson Lock and watch a barge go through. It happens... read more

Reviewed 7 December 2017
KevStephenson76
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Muscle Shoals, Alabama
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Engineering marvel built in 1924 spans 4,541 feet in length at a height of 137 feet.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Highway 133, Muscle Shoals, AL
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+1 800-344-0783
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Reviewed February 19, 2018 via mobile

Always beautiful scenery by the dam. TVA trails are a must anytime we're in the area. We hiked the rockpile trail on a misty morning which overlooks the river. The dam was in full swing which is neat to watch.

Thank Sarah P
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Reviewed December 7, 2017

If you can time it right, stop by the Wilson Lock and watch a barge go through. It happens multiple times a day usually and its a great engineering example of the use of water to move a barge up and down the river.

Thank KevStephenson76
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Reviewed October 3, 2017

If You Want An Experience Of Calmest Go To This Site.It's A Great Place Of Peaceful Pleasure And It's Hard To Find.

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Reviewed June 11, 2017

Had a wonderful time here with the family. Great views and historical significance! This dam is a part of the TVA system and a must see as you travel through Alabama.

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Reviewed October 3, 2016

Due to security, I could not find any place to view the lock/channel. It seems that the best place to view the dam and lock is the rotating restaurant at the nearby Marriott.

Thank pgrubbs7
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Reviewed October 1, 2016

If you enjoy engineering marvels, check out the Wilson Lock & Dam. You can drive or walk across the dam, giving you great views of the Tennessee River and it's really interesting to see the equipment on top of the dam and below. Best of...More

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Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

Great place to go and relax with beautiful scenery and lots of walking trails and picnic tables. Lots of informational signs too.

Thank Donna S
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Reviewed May 10, 2016 via mobile

Some nice views of the Tennessee river and Wilson dam, good walking area, picnicking and just relaxing. Some interesting notes on the history of the TVA Projects and CCC.

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Reviewed March 2, 2016

Wilson dam and the Muscle Shoals TVA reservation are why the TVA was created in the first place. A coal plant was built in 1918 to help with the war effort producing nitrates for bombs. It also helped with power to build the Wilson Dam....More

1  Thank mwscottoo
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Reviewed February 9, 2016

This is a very big (long) dam, probably one of the longest that I have been across. It is quite narrow, it is closed now due to work being done. The concrete work is incredible. Pretty area. Definately worth a look & it's free!

Thank Tonna O
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