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St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre at Lock 3

1932 Welland Canals Parkway, St. Catharines, Ontario L2R 7K6, Canada
(905) 984-8880
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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New Jersey
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We spent two hours here exploring the museum w/ 5 and 8 yr old. We then went to watch a ship in the lock. Very neat to see the shop raised up as they raised the water level. Wanted to go back and spend more time at the exhibits but had other things planned for the day. Allow at least... More

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Uniondale, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Very interesting watching the ship being lowered. However, museum small, not too interesting, kids kind of bored. Nice place to sit in the sun and relax.

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Always interested in history of communities and the Welland Canal was also very important to the province. We first watched a large lake boat come into the canal and exit. The wonder is that once it is in the lock, it took only 15 minutes to fill it. At lock 3 there is a nice viewing platform so you can... More

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London
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14 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

I am an Australian visiting Ontario and l was looking for 'local history'. I went to St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre. What an amazing find. Outside was an ocean going Japanese ship going up the lock into Lake Ontario to collect wheat. In side the museum there was an in-depth explanation of the lock, it's history and so... More

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McMurray
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

If you only go to one place on the Welland Canal system, it should be to St. Catharines at Lock 3 just outside of Niagara Falls Ontario. It is a short drive from the falls and has a viewing platform that gives you a fantastic view of ships entering and leaving the canal. If you arrive in between ships, you... More

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Bethel, ME
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

If you are interested in how ships make it around Niagara Falls, this is the place to go! Interesting exhibits explain the history of the Welland Canal and how it has changed over the years. Great view of Lock 3 and ships entering it. When we were here, there was an exhibit about the soap box derby and its history... More

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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

A good place to visit if you're showing visitors the canal. Right outside there's a lock with excellent viewing of the ships - going up or down.

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Delta, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This Museum is one of the best places to see the Welland Canal locks in action. There is a viewing platform that allows you to look down on the lock and to see the ships quickly rise or fall as the water is added or let out of the lock. The museum is small but worth a look and the... More

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Calgary, Canada
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4 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I went there specifically to purchase books on the area and the selection did not fit my needs. My husband found it interesting that the first Oldsmobile was made in St. Catharines and is on display at the Museum.

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Wonderful displays of historical times. Our first visit there was so educational and they change the displays regularly. Nice place to visit and then you can go outside and climb the stairs and get a view of the canal. Great place. We love going there.

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