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St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre at Lock 3

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Address: 1932 Welland Canals Parkway, St. Catharines, Ontario L2R 7K6, Canada
Phone Number: (905) 984-8880
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Great Niagara Region Attraction

Stop at this place to see a ship crossing at the Welland Canal Lock Gates. This itself is a one of a kind astonishing and educative experience. On top of that the Museum will... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Stop at this place to see a ship crossing at the Welland Canal Lock Gates. This itself is a one of a kind astonishing and educative experience. On top of that the Museum will completely update you about the geological aspects of the Niagara region in particular and the Great Lakes area in general. Also there are great exhibits on... More 

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St. Catharines, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

OK, but not much to do, after you have been a couple of times. Interesting to see for tourists, great information about the Welland Canal, and Lacrosse.

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St. Catharines, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

A nice piece of history to visit. Does not cost anything to just view the boats coming into the locks. Actually took my grandson to Lock 1 and followed a ship thru the Canal up to Lock 7. But Lock 3 has the best view and you can picnic there is you wish and view the museum as well

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St. Catharines, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

I had always driven by and heard about if but finally went last summer and it was a very pleasant surprise. Very interesting. We even got to watch a ship in the lock which was very cool! I highly recommend this to everyone.

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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

A nice little museum showing the history behind the Welland canal as well as some other artifacts from St. Catharines and area. In addition, the Ontario Lacrosse Hall of Fame is housed in the same building. In the summer, you may get to see an ocean going vessel go through the lock on which the museum is situated. Great to... More 

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Muskoka District, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Great place to stop and walk the dog and use the rest rooms. We watched the 12 minute movie to learn about the locks even though they weren't operating late December. they had a special War of 1812 exhibit at the time that was interesting. Friendly staff, great gift show and the 12 year old and 14 year old enjoyed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We could have spent hours here. Seeing a big ship going through the lock was incredible. The history of the making of the canal provided insight into how the area developed. On the down side it rained the day we visited the lock and Museum.

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St. Catharines, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

My husband and I just moved to the area, and were pleasantly surprised to find out we are walking distance from Lock 3. This a must visit to see the boats go through the canal. They have a nice museum, and an area to have a picnic.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Very nice museum and gift shop, very good viewing area for the locks, easy to find, nice place for families with children.

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Indio, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Museum well laid out and informative. Great parking and also good place to enter the bike trail passing by. The viewing center platform gave perfect spot to watch ships transverse to canal. They display the schedule of ships inside the building. Don't fail to go.

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