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Address: Lake Superior, Sault Ste. Marie, MI
Phone Number: 8006472858
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Fun, 2 hour trip

Nice way to spend a couple of hours. Interesting narrative and friendly crew. The seats are comfortable enough and you get to go through two different sets of locks.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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DeLand, Florida
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DeLand, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Nice way to spend a couple of hours. Interesting narrative and friendly crew. The seats are comfortable enough and you get to go through two different sets of locks.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We loved this stop on our U.P. Vacation! Took the locks cruise and saw 3 large ships! Awesome!!! The sightseeing and the information the narrator provided was wonderful.

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nc
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

WELL SET UP TO WATCH LARGE GREAT LAKES FREIGHTERS MOVE BETWEEN Lake Superior & Lake Huron. no charge to visit. Next to downtown with some decent restaurants.(Lockview & Antlers)

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PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Right on Portage Avenue is the Visitor's Center with the locks right behind them. In fact, if you're walking along Portage Avenue you can see the freighters in the locks from the street. You'll have to pass through security to get to the Visitor's Center and the locks (it's a U.S. Gov. site). If you stop in the Visitor's Center... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Need I say more than SHIPS! You can watch them all the way through the locks. Several parks are along the waterway also.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Great place to view the shipping traffic between the great lakes. The Army Corp of Engineers has done a nice job with the park and information center.

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Melvin, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I have been on both sides of the locks so to say. I worked with Interlake Steamship for seven years and brought many a steamer or footer through the locks. Always felt a bit embarrassed with all the people looking at me. It's a great place to see ships that are nowhere else in the world except the great lakes.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

The Soo Locks are a family favorite ! This engineering marvel offers something for the whole family. The park is beautiful, and to be able to see these Barges come in from all over the world! We enjoy the Locks, every Summer. Worth your time to see this, lovely place!

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Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Such an educational experience and at no cost! We thoroughly enjoyed watching the ships go through the locks from the observation deck.

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Midland, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

There is nothing wrong except that the seats are very uncomfortable. It is a two hour tour that spends most of its time looking at a steel factory. The licks are cool and the narrator has been doing this for decades. I'd never do it again but am glad that I did it once

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Address: Lake Superior, Sault Ste. Marie, MI
Phone Number: 8006472858
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Upper Peninsula  >  Sault Ste. Marie

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