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Wilson Lock & Dam

Highway 133, Muscle Shoals, AL
+1 800-344-0783
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Great dam view

Had a wonderful time here with the family. Great views and historical significance! This dam is a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Daytripgirl123
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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
pgrubbs7
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Oxford, Alabama
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Engineering marvel built in 1924 spans 4,541 feet in length at a height of 137 feet.
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  • Average13%
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1 week ago
“Great dam view”
1 Oct 2016
“Worth checking out”
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Highway 133, Muscle Shoals, AL
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+1 800-344-0783
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank Daytripgirl123
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 12 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 11 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 3 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 13 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 15 November 2015

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

Thank EssGeeKay
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