Explore the I&M Canal National Heritage Area by stepping Back in time on the Illinois & Michigan Canal!
Climb aboard a replica 19th century mule-pulled canal boat and ride the route Lincoln traveled! Your guides, dressed as Canal era crew, will take you back in time to life on the American frontier and the Illinois Prairie. Meet our mules, Moe & Larry, and learn how horses and mules pulled passengers and cargo between Chicago and LaSalle.
Bring your camera, grab a snack and something to drink at the Lock 16 Cafe & Visitor Center, and climb aboard for an hour of peaceful, historical fun!
Group tours, school field trips, & private rentals are also available. Call (815)220-1848 for more information.