Lock and Dam 21

Adams County

909 W. Lock & Dam Rd. | Quincy, IL

On the national register of historic places.

Built 1938.

Covers 1,075 acres along the mighty Mississippi, just south of Quincy.

Prime bald-eagle viewing + seasonal observation deck. Eagles have been wintering here since the opening of this impressive system in 1938. Hundreds of eagles per day have been spotted on-site during peak season. Drive to the boat launch for the best view.


50 Great Things to See & Do

The top attractions in a 3-county area : check all 50 as you explore

Family Fun

Family-friendly guide to open air adventure, nature finds & farms, indoor/outdoor discoveries + BINGO game with prize!

Spots to Spot

Ten spots to spot eagles on Illinois’ Western border along the Great River Road {self-guided driving tour}