So you say you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city but you don’t want to go far? How about taking a ride along the Big River Corridor. If you want to get up close and personal with the mighty Mississippi river, this stretch of road that lies between Savanna and Thomson, Illinois is the perfect place to see nature at it’s finest. Starting at the south end of the Big River Corridor, the Mississippi river Dam 13 is a must see. Nestled between Fulton and Thomson on highway 84, this outdoor area is not just meant for commercial river traffic. The folks at Lock and Dam 13 take great pride in their little piece of paradise, and it shows. From the spectacular views to the public parks, the staff at the Dam strive to bring comfort and relaxation to anyone needing a break.