I & M Canal Boat Rides and Lock 16 Café
Visit Beautiful LaSalle, Illinois
The Lock 16 Café and Center provides a quaint, vintage setting with a focus on Illinois history. The Lock 16 Café offers healthy and seasonal cuisine, as well as vegetarian, gluten-free and vegan friendly options, all using fresh ingredients and prepared to order. The Lock 16 Café is located in the I&M Canal Visitor Center and open year-round. The Lock 16 Café serves breakfast and lunch and caters to all of our daytime and evening events in the I&M Canal Visitor Center and on the I&M Canal Boat.
Start your day off with choices from our full breakfast menu. Sit back, relax and enjoy the charming and cheery atmosphere with gourmet coffee, espresso drinks or specialty teas and free WiFi. Check out the daily lunch specials and tempt your taste buds with one of our delicious house-made soups, salads, or sandwiches for lunch topped off with a sweet treat or special dessert of the day.
Be sure to take a moment and browse around our gift shop. The Lock 16 Gift Shop boasts an array of colorful florals, whimsical household treasures, cards, books, interesting souvenirs and clever gifts for children. We have exclusive items you won’t find anywhere else! Shop for gifts you’ll love to give. No matter the occasion or recipient, you’re sure to find the perfect gift at Lock 16.
The I&M Canal Visitor Center presently has visitor information for sites throughout the national heritage area to help you plan your trip. Our map table is especially of interest to many. A story band and an 8 foot by 40 foot mural help tell the canal story. More exhibits are currently being planned for an unveiling for our 35th anniversary in late August 2019. Be sure to pick up brochures and visitor guides.
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