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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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Fargo, North Dakota
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106 reviews 106 reviews
39 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

My family of four including two teens loved this attraction! Very informative cruise on a beautiful sunny day with a great captain too. Snacks and beverages on board for purchase. Cool raising and lowering in the locks. Lots of friendly staff on boat and in gift shop too. Nice venue. Totally recommended!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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57 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

This ~2 hour trip up and back was both fun and interesting. You go through locks 34 and 35, which are next to each other and each raise you 25 feet. The experience of going through a lock is interesting and exciting, especially when there are people on the lock watching. After going a short distance beyond the locks, you... More

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VA
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78 reviews 78 reviews
49 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

After looking at all the Erie Canal cruises in Western NY, we chose this one because it passes through 2 locks, under several bridges, and promises historical background. WE got what we came for and more. The captain talked about the building of the canal, the impact of the canal on Lockport and other towns, and the people and animals... More

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Kitchener, Canada
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79 reviews 79 reviews
7 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

My husband and I were just on this canal and locks tour. We don't usually participate in guided tours like this, but we were pleasantly surprised. The captain is very accommodating, informative and funny. The locks were very interesting and it was a unique experience to go through them. The trip was a little over 1 1/2 hours, but it... More

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Miami Gardens, Florida
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96 reviews 96 reviews
57 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I camp near Okeechobee Fl where there's lock but on a smaller scale. I love just sitting and watching the boats go through. When I finally got a chance to go into a lock I jumped at it. You rise up 25' in lock 34 & 35 each. Huge door are leaking and you wonder if they sprung a leak.... More

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Williamsville, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Our Alumni Association held our annual summer event this year at the Lockport Locks and /Erie Canal /cruises. We had one of the best events we have ever held. The hosts were wonderful helping us unload our cars. When I entered our banquet room, I thought it was set up for a wedding shower or special party. It was beautiful.... More

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Sayre, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We had gone to see the Erie Canal museum in Syracuse NY last week and the kids were so curious about the workings of the locks that we decided to make a trip up to lockport to experience them first hand. It didn't disappoint!!!! Can't wait to tell friends about it. Worth the trip!!!!

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

What a rare and wonderful experience to actually travel up and down through the canal locks! To say that the ride is scenic would be an understatement! It's also very relaxing and well worth the price. The staff is efficient and friendly and make you truly feel welcome. Don't pass up this opportunity as it's something you'll fondly remember for... More

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Binghamton, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

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
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

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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