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Lock and Dam No. 2 in Hastings is one of a series of locks on the Mississippi River.

Places to go: Lock and Dam No. 2

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The Hastings Lock and Dam, the second in a series of locks down the Mississippi River, is a great place to witness the importance of the mighty river.

Barges as long as three football fields navigate their way up and down the Mississippi through the lock, which is designed to keep a minimum 9-foot channel for navigation.

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