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Wilson Lock & Dam

Highway 133, Muscle Shoals, AL
+1 800-344-0783
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Very limited visibility

Due to security, I could not find any place to view the lock/channel. It seems that the best place... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2016
Oxford, Alabama
Worth checking out

If you enjoy engineering marvels, check out the Wilson Lock & Dam. You can drive or walk across the... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2016
Mount Juliet, Tennessee
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Highway 133, Muscle Shoals, AL
+1 800-344-0783
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Reviewed 3 October 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
Reviewed 1 October 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

Thank Sparty92708
Reviewed 11 September 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
Reviewed 10 May 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.

1  Thank CDM49
Reviewed 2 March 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
Reviewed 9 February 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
Reviewed 27 December 2015

The Wilson dam is a interesting site to visit in Muscle Shoals. There are several overlooks to see the water coming out of the dam. One of the overlooks has a small park for children, restrooms, and 3 waterfalls to view. I went to this...More

2  Thank Kristina M
Reviewed 12 December 2015 via mobile

This is a must see! It is very interesting especially for boating enthusiasts. It is amazing to watch as the lock fills and empties to allow the boats/barges to travel on the Tennessee River. It is free, too!

Thank Mary M
Reviewed 14 November 2015

We navigated the lock in our steamboat. The engineering and, logistics and vision are really impressive.

Thank EssGeeKay
Reviewed 7 November 2015 via mobile

You can drive right up To the river and walk out onto a viewing area. You can see boats and listen to the great Tennessee River, yes you can hear it sign. It's kind of spiritual being there

Thank agflag
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Fred C
Are there tours of the Wilson Lock & Dam? I'm interested in taking a group of about 40 Senior Adults from Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Huntsville, AL. If there are tours, who do I contact to coordinate the trip? Fred Curtis Colonel, US Army (Retired)
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