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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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Experience the locks!

I am fascinated with the technology involved in river locks and was thrilled to ride the riverboat through the two locks on the Erie canal. The guide gave historical details about... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I am fascinated with the technology involved in river locks and was thrilled to ride the riverboat through the two locks on the Erie canal. The guide gave historical details about the Erie Canal as we cruised. There is a gift shop and snack shop too. Loved it!

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Our tour provider arranged a buffet. It was ready on time. Menu items are available for those who wish to do so. Nice gift shop. Very clean boat. We went up and down the canal and through the locks. Great experience. Meal and cruise took about 2 1/2 hours.

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Sunbury, Ohio
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Saw this highlighted on a Cleveland TV station and was concerned about this being " boring" as reviewed by others .. But, my family and I really enjoyed this small piece of America! The boat was very nice and the Captain's narration was very interesting. We really enjoyed going into the locks and learning how they work. Nice stop glad... More 

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Coventry, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We hit all the attractions in Lockport and this was the one we enjoyed the most. It was a beautiful day and this ride up and down the locks was a great way to cap it off. The Captain and entire staff were the best you could ask for. If you visit Lockport don't pass this one up!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Very interesting and educational. The wife and I took the short drive from Niagara Falls to visit. Easy to get to. Was well worth the trip!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

had a wonderful trip, with a group of friends, were given lots of good information and thoughtful service

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Merritt Is
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

took a boat ride on the Erie Canal and went through two locks which rose and/or lowered a total distance of 50 feet. Learned some great history.

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Pennsburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

I loved going through the canal locks. You changed water level of 100 feet. The locks have been modernized since being built but it is still amazing. Once through the locks, you return rather promptly back through. Then there is a cruise up the canal. Everything is explained by your guide.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

While signing up for this I must say I was wondering whether 2 hours would be a little too much to be on a canal boat ride but it was just perfect. We finished in about 1.45 hours, there was no traffic ahead at any time and we didn't have to wait. It was a beautiful day, a mix of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We went because cave tours were not yet open. Excellent ride, very cool to ride through the two locks 34&35. Beautiful ride. Military or AAA discount. Beverages on board with bathroom. The boat was the Taxi boat in the Movie "Mystic Pizza" from Mystic, CT. Pleasant people. For parties try the new paddleboat!

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Address: Address: 210 Market Street, Lockport, NY 14094
Phone Number: 716- 433-6155
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Lockport
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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