Last weekend for Historic Clock Tower and Eagle Watch Tours


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Posted Online: Feb. 07, 2013, 11:27 am
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Press release submitted by Mississippi River Visitor Center



The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi River Project announces that the Visitor Center at Locks and Dam #15 is inviting guests to participate in Historic Clock Tower and Eagle Watching Tours. Learn about the Historic Clock Tower building as you climb the stairs to the top. Waiting there is a spectacular view of the Mississippi River where you will have the opportunity to see Bald Eagles who visit our area during the cold winter months.
This is the final weekend with tours happening on both Saturday and Sunday, February 9th and 10th. There will be two tours each day beginning at 9:00am and 12:30pm. The tour will last approximately 1½ hours and be guided by a Corps Park Ranger. The tours will begin at the Mississippi River Visitor Center, located on the western end of Arsenal Island at Locks and Dam #15. The tours are free of charge and everyone is invited to attend. Advance registration is recommended. An adult must accompany children under 12 years of age. All persons over age 16 must carry a photo ID to enter the island. Vehicles are subject to search and participants should allow 15 minutes extra to ensure proper arrival time for the tour. Visitors may enter the island through either the Moline or Rock Island gates. For more information, or to sign up for the program, please contact the Visitor Center at (309) 794-5338.



















 




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