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Soo Locks

Address: Lake Superior, Sault Ste. Marie, MI
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Outdoors
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Fresno, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

very interesting and a nice multi-story review platform. You just share it with gnats, but who cares.

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Clinton, Indiana
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

It was amazing to watch a 1,000 feet ship move through the locks. Looking down on the locks from the observation deck was an awesome experience for everyone. And best of all, it is free.

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Sacramento, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

It was intriguing to see a huge ship be lifted up several feet by water alone. We took the boat tour so we could go through the locks oursevles. Very fun. Take a jacket.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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227 reviews 227 reviews
115 attraction reviews
183 helpful votes 183 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

We came here after visiting the Shipwreck museum, funny because about 7-8 others we saw there were here as well. Watched the Calumet come thru the lock which was cool because we saw this ship off the coast of Paradise while at the Shipwreck museum. There is a visitor center with info, maps, etc.

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West Olive, Michigan, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Very interesting watching the ships and the locks. Free to go see the locks up close with good views!!

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Caribou, Maine
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Nice place to walk around and view the locks and river. Liked seeing fisherman casting their lines along the locks. Verry historical, and puts great Lakes shipping and its history into clear perspective.

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Arlington, Virginia
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98 reviews 98 reviews
67 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Yes, it's that spectacular, particularly if you're as lucky as I was, to arrive just as one of the big freighters was entering the lock. It was fascinating to watch it slowly position itself in the channel, and then watch the ship sink down, down, down. Meanwhile, the lock on the other side also had an incoming ship, so while... More 

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roseville mi
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We enjoyed it very much although we didn't get to see any freighters go through. Nice souvenir stores around town to pass the time

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Denver, Colorado
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86 reviews 86 reviews
28 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

The viewing platform is nice and affords a good view of the locks. Unfortunately, if there isn't a ship passing through it's all a bit anti-climatic. My curious 6-year-old was hoping the museum would have video footage to show how the locks work. No such luck. Definitely worth a stop if you're in Sault Ste. Marie. Not worth going out... More 

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T-town, Ohio
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Charming town. Informative and fun boat trip. Price $25.00 for 2+ hour boat trip thru the locks. Crew very friendly, helpful and knowledgable.

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