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Lockport Locks & Erie Canal Cruises

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Address: 210 Market Street, Lockport, NY 14094
Phone Number: 716- 433-6155
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Description: Just 30 minutes from Niagara Falls USA, Niagara Falls Canada and Buffalo...
Just 30 minutes from Niagara Falls USA, Niagara Falls Canada and Buffalo NY "LOW BRIDGE, EVERYBODY DOWN!" Come aboard for a relaxing & informative ride on the 19th-century engineering marvel which opened the American Frontier. Featured on the History Channel's "Modern Marvels," AAA GEM Attraction, CAA Approved. Experience "Locking Through" - being raised and lowered 49 feet in Locks 34 & 35. See the remaining half of the famous "Flight of Five" locks from the 1800's. Be amazed at the 20-foot high stone walls of the 1800's "Rock Cut" and stone towpath blasted out of solid stone with powder left over from the War of 1812. Travel under the widest bridge in the U.S. Pass under 2 lift bridges that raise straight up while everyone sings "Low Bridge, Everybody Down...."
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Wonderful cruise. The weather was beautiful, the CPT of the ship was informative and history oriented. Everybody should take this cruise.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Wonderful cruise. The weather was beautiful, the CPT of the ship was informative and history oriented. Everybody should take this cruise.

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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This was our second time on the Erie Canal Locks tour....and it was even better the second time! The pilots are friendly and very knowledgeable about the history of the Canal, and of many of the businesses which are along the Canal itself. Travelling through two locks -- going both up the river and back down the river, is something... More 

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Marlborough, Massachusetts, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

great way to learn about the canal. Fun ride for adults and kids. No thrills but the trip is interesting. Travel 50 feet UP thru 2 of the locks going up stream then back down later. Also watch as the bridge lifts for you to pass.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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67 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Great 2 hour tour of the Erie Canal with historical information. Loved the locking thru. Good for families. Relaxing.

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Grand Island, New York
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Great brunch and cruise on the erie canal and locks. It was a wonderful trip transporting us into the past and teaching us about the locks and the aerie Canal system.

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Rochester, New York
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19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This is a one of kind experience and a great way to appreciate the lock system that was engineered well over a hundred years ago! To realize this canal was hand made well before electricity, pneumatic drills, and cell phones!!! is just awesome. Whether you are enjoying Western New York, on your way to/from Niagara Falls/ Canada with family, friends,... More 

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Massachusetts
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16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Great take to see and learn how the locks of the canal work. Get a little history lesson along the way. Very interesting experience overall that we enjoyed very much.

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Georgetown, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

This is definitely a place to visit. Our tour showcased the working of the locks. Learned a lot of history and got to ride into the locks and experience first hand how they work.

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PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Great boat ride thru the locks. Interesting part of American history. Our tour guide was informative and answered questions. I would recommend this boat trip to everyone.

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McAllen, Texas
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134 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Great boat ride along a small portion of the Erie canal. You get the chance to go under a couple lift bridges, a fixed bridge, and also go up the locks and down. The staff was generally helpful and friendly. If you want a drink that requires ice in a cup, skip it. The person staffing the bar (also does... More 

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