Daily 9am-5pm except New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day
Interstate 80 Exit 81 (Utica). Go South on IL-178 (2.5 mi).
Turn left onto N 27th Rd/Dee Bennett Rd (1.5 mi).
Turn right into marked driveway.
For over 150 yrs., the Rock Island District has served the Midwest. We provide public engineering services to strengthen our Nation's security, energize the economy & reduce disaster risk.
View Personal Bio
At the Illinois Waterway Visitor Center, guests watch towboats and barges carrying thousands of tons of cargo pass through Starved Rock Lock. Bald eagles frequent the area in the winter and pelicans, great blue heron and many other birds can be seen in the spring, summer, and fall. History detectives discover the early users of the Illinois River, the Illinois and Michigan Canal and learn how water transportation transformed the United States. Group on-site programs, outreach programs, boat safety classes and free boat inspections available.