Your round trip journey on the mule-pulled, full-size replica canal boat will take you on the same hand-dug waterway that 19th century pioneers traveled. Your guides, dressed as Canal Era crew and passengers, will take you back in time to life on the American frontier and the Illinois prairie. Meet our mules, Larry and Moe, and learn how mules and horses powered the boats in the last century.
Seating on open-air deck and in enclosed cabin. Plenty of seating for inclement weather – boat runs rain and shine. Handicapped Accessible except motorized wheelchairs. Parking is free.
Youth 16 and under: $8
Children Under 3: free
Family Pack: 2 adults and 2 youth $38.
Guided Lunch Ride
Add a boxed lunch to the guided ride described above. A variety of sandwiches available, including a veggie option.
Please call 815-220-1848 if you would like to purchase this option.
Add Adult Boxed Lunch: $11
Add Kids Boxed Lunch: $7
Check-in at the Lock 16 Visitor Center to pick up your tickets. Please plan to arrive at least 20 minutes before scheduled departure.