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St. Anthony Falls Visitor Center Season Opener

  • St. Anthony Falls Visitor Center 1 Portland Avenue Minneapolis, MN, 55401 United States (map)
Photo by James Eastman

Photo by James Eastman

Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam provides panoramic views of the Upper St. Anthony Lock and Dam, St. Anthony Falls, and the surrounding mill district. Exhibits at the visitor center provide information about the falls and its place in Minnesota history. Rangers lead short walks from the visitor center out onto the lock walls and describe how the falls changed the course of history of the area and of the nation.

This season the St. Anthony Falls Visitor Center and lock will be open during “sunset hours” on select dates. Stay tuned to our event page for more details to come.

  • June 28, 29

  • July 26, 27

  • Aug 30, 31

The St. Anthony Falls Visitor Center is open seven days a week beginning on Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day and Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in September.

  • Admission is free.

  • The visitor center is open from 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM

  • Free ranger-lead tours of the lock are available at 11:00 AM and 3:00 PM on days the visitor center is open. Tours are limited to 20 participants on a first come, first served basis. Reservations are not available.

  • The lock will be open to public viewing from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM. No tours are scheduled during this time.

Schedule changes may occur due to maintenance and severe weather. Call 952-303-2706 for more information on days the visitor center is open and 651-293-0200 on days it is not.

Earlier Event: May 23
CANCELLED Nighttime Nature Fun
Later Event: May 30
Nighttime Nature Fun