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very clean area you can park below the dam and watch the fishermen catch fish at the bottom of the dam,

there is a water falls at the park and it is very cool on a hot day,you can camp on the top or just... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2018
Elwood, Illinois
Hard to find but worth the visit

GPS directions tell you how to drive across the dam but not how to get to the recreational area... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2018
Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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Engineering marvel built in 1924 spans 4,541 feet in length at a height of 137 feet.
Highway 133, Muscle Shoals, AL
+1 800-344-0783
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Reviewed 28 October 2018

there is a water falls at the park and it is very cool on a hot day,you can camp on the top or just fish

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Z845GCfranks
Reviewed 16 August 2018

Fun to drive across. Amazing structure. Great turbines invented in mid 1800s. Biggest lock (100 feet high) in North America. You could park at the Marriott and walk across. No charge. Disappointing not to be able to see more of it! If this review is...More

Date of experience: August 2018
4  Thank Trek-Always
Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

GPS directions tell you how to drive across the dam but not how to get to the recreational area, viewing area and water falls. There is a blue sign pointing to the recreational area but it is faded and hard to read. Coming from Tuscumbia,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank michellegA6389EC
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

It's a nice place to go and relax and get in a place and watch that water that been over in it.Go and

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Vedetta W
Reviewed 19 February 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.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank sarahp2015
Reviewed 7 December 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.

Date of experience: March 2017
3  Thank KevStephenson76
Reviewed 3 October 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.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank patlt2017
Reviewed 11 June 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.

Date of experience: June 2017
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.

Date of experience: October 2016
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

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Mark S
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Fred C
11 August 2015|
Response from Mztgringo |
There was a great tour when I went thru on a school field trip in 1956. Now they are about monthly ( next one of Wilson Dam is July 27, 2018 at 10 am). Bring ID and no bad things (or warrants). Google Tours of Florence... More