Events

Aug
24
Thu
2017

Junior Ranger Day on the I&M Canal

Aug 24 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

On Thursday August 24th Park Ranger Bill Smith will be at the Lock 16 Visitor Center this summer to answer your questions about the National Parks and deputize Junior Rangers.

The NPS Junior Ranger program is an activity based program conducted in almost all parks. This programs offers young visitors the opportunity to join the National Park Service “family” as Junior Rangers. Kids, visit us to complete a series of activities, share their answers with the park ranger, and receive an official Junior Ranger patch and Junior Ranger certificate.  

Ranger Smith will be available from 10am – 2pm for pictures, questions, and fun activities for Jr. Rangers!

The I&M Canal Boat will be half priced for all kids. 

Aug
25
Fri
2017

Mules, Mansions & Mimosa Tour

Aug 25 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Combine a mimosa at Lock 16 Café, a historic 1-hour mule pulled boat ride on the I&M Canal Boat, and a 1-hour tour of the historic Hegeler Carus Mansion.

Step back to 1848 and take a ride on the I&M Canal on The Volunteer, a mule-pulled I&M Canal Boat. Meet our guides and hear their stories of life along the canal in 1848, when the I&M Canal first opened and Illinois was a western frontier.

After your boat tour come into the Lock 16 Cafe & Gift Shop for lunch and use your voucher to receive a delicious mimosa.

Then visit the National Historic Landmark, Hegeler Carus Mansion. Experience the grandeur of a bygone era and the heritage of a fascinating family whose history is woven tightly with that of the Illinois Valley and the United States, as well as internationally. Hegeler Carus mansion tours begin at 1:00pm, 2:00pm, or 3:00pm.

Illinois & Michigan Canal National Heritage Area Anniversary Party

Aug 25 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Illinois & Michigan Canal National Heritage Area celebrates it’s 33rd Anniversary! 

Join us at the Lock 16 Visitor Center to celebrate the Illinois & Michigan Canal National Heritage Area!

In August 1984, President Ronald Reagan signed a bill establishing the first National Heritage Area in the nation. This “new kind of national park” was the first explicit marriage of preservation, conservation, recreation, and economic development.

This year we are celebrating at the newly branded I&M Canal Visitor Center at Lock 16 in LaSalle. Our now full-service visitors’ center features:
– Directional and way-finding signage
– A 120 foot story board
– A 40 foot mural wall of the western terminus of the canal
– A 12 foot map table featuring the Illinois & Michigan Canal National Heritage Area (IMCNHA)
– Regional brochures and visitor guides
– Café & Coffee Bar
– Local craft beers & wines
– Ice Cream & Novelties
– Gift shop with unique signature souvenirs
– 55-seat Vintage room for group lunches, parties, meetings
– Mule-pulled boat rides

All adjacent to the western terminus of the I&M Canal and historic downtown LaSalle.

Call (815)220-1848 to RSVP!

 

Aug
26
Sat
2017

Mules, Mansions & Mimosa Tour

Aug 26 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Combine a mimosa at Lock 16 Café, a historic 1-hour mule pulled boat ride on the I&M Canal Boat, and a 1-hour tour of the historic Hegeler Carus Mansion.

Step back to 1848 and take a ride on the I&M Canal on The Volunteer, a mule-pulled I&M Canal Boat. Meet our guides and hear their stories of life along the canal in 1848, when the I&M Canal first opened and Illinois was a western frontier.

After your boat tour come into the Lock 16 Cafe & Gift Shop for lunch and use your voucher to receive a delicious mimosa.

Then visit the National Historic Landmark, Hegeler Carus Mansion. Experience the grandeur of a bygone era and the heritage of a fascinating family whose history is woven tightly with that of the Illinois Valley and the United States, as well as internationally. Hegeler Carus mansion tours begin at 1:00pm, 2:00pm, or 3:00pm.

Aug
27
Sun
2017

Mules, Mansions & Mimosa Tour

Aug 27 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Combine a mimosa at Lock 16 Café, a historic 1-hour mule pulled boat ride on the I&M Canal Boat, and a 1-hour tour of the historic Hegeler Carus Mansion.

Step back to 1848 and take a ride on the I&M Canal on The Volunteer, a mule-pulled I&M Canal Boat. Meet our guides and hear their stories of life along the canal in 1848, when the I&M Canal first opened and Illinois was a western frontier.

After your boat tour come into the Lock 16 Cafe & Gift Shop for lunch and use your voucher to receive a delicious mimosa.

Then visit the National Historic Landmark, Hegeler Carus Mansion. Experience the grandeur of a bygone era and the heritage of a fascinating family whose history is woven tightly with that of the Illinois Valley and the United States, as well as internationally. Hegeler Carus mansion tours begin at 1:00pm, 2:00pm, or 3:00pm.

Sep
1
Fri
2017

Mules, Mansions & Mimosa Tour

Sep 1 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Combine a mimosa at Lock 16 Café, a historic 1-hour mule pulled boat ride on the I&M Canal Boat, and a 1-hour tour of the historic Hegeler Carus Mansion.

Step back to 1848 and take a ride on the I&M Canal on The Volunteer, a mule-pulled I&M Canal Boat. Meet our guides and hear their stories of life along the canal in 1848, when the I&M Canal first opened and Illinois was a western frontier.

After your boat tour come into the Lock 16 Cafe & Gift Shop for lunch and use your voucher to receive a delicious mimosa.

Then visit the National Historic Landmark, Hegeler Carus Mansion. Experience the grandeur of a bygone era and the heritage of a fascinating family whose history is woven tightly with that of the Illinois Valley and the United States, as well as internationally. Hegeler Carus mansion tours begin at 1:00pm, 2:00pm, or 3:00pm.

Sep
2
Sat
2017

Mules, Mansions & Mimosa Tour

Sep 2 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Combine a mimosa at Lock 16 Café, a historic 1-hour mule pulled boat ride on the I&M Canal Boat, and a 1-hour tour of the historic Hegeler Carus Mansion.

Step back to 1848 and take a ride on the I&M Canal on The Volunteer, a mule-pulled I&M Canal Boat. Meet our guides and hear their stories of life along the canal in 1848, when the I&M Canal first opened and Illinois was a western frontier.

After your boat tour come into the Lock 16 Cafe & Gift Shop for lunch and use your voucher to receive a delicious mimosa.

Then visit the National Historic Landmark, Hegeler Carus Mansion. Experience the grandeur of a bygone era and the heritage of a fascinating family whose history is woven tightly with that of the Illinois Valley and the United States, as well as internationally. Hegeler Carus mansion tours begin at 1:00pm, 2:00pm, or 3:00pm.

Sep
3
Sun
2017

Mules, Mansions & Mimosa Tour

Sep 3 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Combine a mimosa at Lock 16 Café, a historic 1-hour mule pulled boat ride on the I&M Canal Boat, and a 1-hour tour of the historic Hegeler Carus Mansion.

Step back to 1848 and take a ride on the I&M Canal on The Volunteer, a mule-pulled I&M Canal Boat. Meet our guides and hear their stories of life along the canal in 1848, when the I&M Canal first opened and Illinois was a western frontier.

After your boat tour come into the Lock 16 Cafe & Gift Shop for lunch and use your voucher to receive a delicious mimosa.

Then visit the National Historic Landmark, Hegeler Carus Mansion. Experience the grandeur of a bygone era and the heritage of a fascinating family whose history is woven tightly with that of the Illinois Valley and the United States, as well as internationally. Hegeler Carus mansion tours begin at 1:00pm, 2:00pm, or 3:00pm.

Sep
8
Fri
2017

Mules, Mansions & Mimosa Tour

Sep 8 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Combine a mimosa at Lock 16 Café, a historic 1-hour mule pulled boat ride on the I&M Canal Boat, and a 1-hour tour of the historic Hegeler Carus Mansion.

Step back to 1848 and take a ride on the I&M Canal on The Volunteer, a mule-pulled I&M Canal Boat. Meet our guides and hear their stories of life along the canal in 1848, when the I&M Canal first opened and Illinois was a western frontier.

After your boat tour come into the Lock 16 Cafe & Gift Shop for lunch and use your voucher to receive a delicious mimosa.

Then visit the National Historic Landmark, Hegeler Carus Mansion. Experience the grandeur of a bygone era and the heritage of a fascinating family whose history is woven tightly with that of the Illinois Valley and the United States, as well as internationally. Hegeler Carus mansion tours begin at 1:00pm, 2:00pm, or 3:00pm.

Sep
9
Sat
2017

Mules, Mansions & Mimosa Tour

Sep 9 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Combine a mimosa at Lock 16 Café, a historic 1-hour mule pulled boat ride on the I&M Canal Boat, and a 1-hour tour of the historic Hegeler Carus Mansion.

Step back to 1848 and take a ride on the I&M Canal on The Volunteer, a mule-pulled I&M Canal Boat. Meet our guides and hear their stories of life along the canal in 1848, when the I&M Canal first opened and Illinois was a western frontier.

After your boat tour come into the Lock 16 Cafe & Gift Shop for lunch and use your voucher to receive a delicious mimosa.

Then visit the National Historic Landmark, Hegeler Carus Mansion. Experience the grandeur of a bygone era and the heritage of a fascinating family whose history is woven tightly with that of the Illinois Valley and the United States, as well as internationally. Hegeler Carus mansion tours begin at 1:00pm, 2:00pm, or 3:00pm.

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