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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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Buffalo, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed a pleasant afternoon cruising up/down the locks in Lockport NY. It was fascinating to experience up close & personal exactly how the Erie Canal locks work. We went through three locks, turned around and went through them again. We passed the docking station and ventured farther to view beautiful scenery and historical buildings before returning to the dock.... More

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Fairport, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

What a wonderful surprise to find such a clean, well managed and informative location on fhe Erie Canal, easy to get to in Lockport, NY. The lunch buffet was delicious with a wide selection of food from the green salad to a yummy dessert. Presentation was of fine dining. The diing area where we ate overlooked the Canal. The table... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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128 reviews 128 reviews
34 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Weather was pleasant and 1 1/2 hour cruise on the canal was enjoyable. Going through the locks gave me some great photo opportunities. I used my AAA card for a discounted price of $16.

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Lincoln, California
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

While traveling in upstate New York, we were pleased to discover that the Erie Canal was alive and well. My wife and I were well aware of the history as a game changer for the United States. The Erie Canal opened up the West (Mid-West) for travel and trade. Be sure to view the canal at a variety of viewing... More

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East Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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114 reviews 114 reviews
69 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A darling little town....walkways to the lock ..you walk right up to the gates and watch the boats pass through...we visited on a sunny day and walked all around the area..they offer a tour but we decided to venture on our own...

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Harrisburg, PA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The cruise of the locks was a neat experience. It was interesting, but the tour guide was sometimes difficult to hear and understand. The music was good, but it was overwhelmingly loud. Also, as we went on the final day of the "summer season", I felt as though the staff was just trying to go through the motions to get... More

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Batavia, New York, United States
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Our museum conducted a bus tour that included the canal cruise and lunch after. It was a great ride through the locks and along the canal. And we were given interesting information along the way. Everyone favorably commented about the lunch that followed. And all the staff was professional and friendly. It was a great choice to make this visit... More

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Branchburg, New Jersey, United States
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61 reviews 61 reviews
32 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We made a detour on our way to niagara and I'm glad we did. This was an hour and a half well spent. Traveling through the locks and seeing how they work was really cool and the scenery was quite nice as well.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

It's not the Panama Canal, but an interesting experience if you've never been through the locks before. Pleasant, relaxing ride on a sunny summer day (bring your sun screen!) Interesting narrative, snacks and beverages available as well as a head, if needed. Now I can scratch another item off that bucket list.

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Fargo, North Dakota
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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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