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Lockport Locks & Erie Canal Cruises

210 Market Street, Lockport, NY 14094
716- 433-6155
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Ranked #1 of 8 activities in Lockport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: Just 30 minutes from Niagara Falls USA, Niagara Falls Canada and Buffalo NY "LOW BRIDGE, EVERYBODY DOWN!" Come aboard for a relaxing & informative... more » Owner description: 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...." « less
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Binghamton, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

The site from which you take the boat ride is very quaint and pretty. Cute little gift shop inside. On the boat ride you can buy snacks and drinks and there is a bathroom on board. Information given about history of the locks and Erie Canal.

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Long Beach, Mississippi
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Scheduled our tour for 5pm. Weather was pleasant. The guide gave a nice lecture about the Erie Canal. Was nice to see part of the "Eighth" Wonder of the World! Very scenic!

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Westminster, Colorado
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91 reviews 91 reviews
45 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We took a ride on a river boat up the Erie canal and went through a lock at Lockport. It was great fun to see how it all works. The boat rises so fast inside the lock. This is a great attraction for kids to learn about the canal.

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Ormond Beach FL
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Nice Visitor center with shop, coffee stand and bathroom, great picnic grounds cool and in the shade next to the Erie Canal....the cruise was informative and going through the lock (twice) was fun...there's a snack bar on the boat.

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Lockport, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Cruise along the historic Erie Canal while learning about the constructions and events leading up to the canal of today's time. Enjoy the lifting and lower of the cruise boat at Locks 34 & 35. Must see! I have lived in Lockport for seven (7) years now and have been saying that my husband and I need to go and... More

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Green Bay
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

The tour of this portion of the Erie Canal is loaded with history, such as, the flight of five locks, that are being restored to their original condition. The tour included traveling thru two working locks. As a kid, I remember doing a project in school where we built a model of the Flight of Five Locks, and now to... More

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Millville, Massachusetts, United States
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116 reviews 116 reviews
53 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Great boat tour of the locks. Very relaxing way to explore this wonderful piece of history. You get to go through 2 of the locks as well as through a draw bridge and see the paths where mules originally pulled the boats. Much to my kids' dismay I sang along with "The Erie Canal" song having learned it many many... More

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Jonesville, North Carolina, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This trip on the Erie Canal was a dream come true for me. I remember studying about the Erie Canal in elementary school and during music time one of my favorite songs was about the canal.This was a truly memorable trip for a very reasonable price. We traveled thru locks 34 and 35 twice. If you have never taken this... More

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West Babylon, NY
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This was a A great relaxing journey along the canal. It was interesting and a way to end off a very busy day. I recommend this ot families with children.

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Sanford, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Reading about how the locks work and actually experiencing it are two different things. The guide was very informative about the history of the canal. The music was fun, the trip was relaxing and my grandchildren got a chance to learn about how locks and canals work first hand. They were never bored and asked a lot of questions. Well... More

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