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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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Just 30 minutes from Niagara Falls USA, Niagara Falls Canada and Buffalo NY...

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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Nice boat ride

We ran across this when going to the Lockport Cave. Very pleasant boat ride and great people to chat with. Learned lots of history about the canal and NY area. Will go back some... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
YellowXterra1965
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Tullahoma, Tennessee
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Tullahoma, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ran across this when going to the Lockport Cave. Very pleasant boat ride and great people to chat with. Learned lots of history about the canal and NY area. Will go back some day when we are back in the area!

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Redlands, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a must-do in Lockport! I've done it twice, and it was a lovely experience both times. Both captains were pleasant and knowledgeable with just the right amount of humor. Cruising the canal is fun and mellow, and going through the locks is totally cool. All ages will enjoy the experience. BTY, they also have a fun little gift... More 

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Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

A relaxing ride on the Erie Canal, along with great narration about the history and significance of the canal during America's growth. An incredible piece of construction which is fully seen and appreciated when you are taken through a lock both upstream and on the return journey. The trip was about 2hrs and worth every cent, both from its glimpse... More 

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Murrieta, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Being from California we only knew what we learned in school about the Erie Canal which wasn't much. This tour was very informative and covered a lot of information. It was relaxing and fortunately for us a beautiful day. We were impressed that the locks were actually still used and really enjoyed seeing how they worked. The tour guide was... More 

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lockport, ny
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

One of the premiere attractions in Lockport.Cruise the historical locks that are still in use. Not to be missed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

We had two days in Buffalo, spent one at Niagara Falls and found this to do on part of the other day. It was a great ways to spend a couple of hours - affordable ($14 with AAA). Recommended. Peaceful, went through two locks which is quite interesting if you've never done it before. Beautiful views and our guide was... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

I have been on this cruise of the locks several times - with family and with tour groups - and find myself always amazed and learning some new story about the Erie Canal - what it took to build this early "information super highway" should place it as one of the 7 Man Made Wonders of the World! The average... More 

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Franklin, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Did this in sept 2015 It was a nice sunny day.Great scenery. Boat mate answered many questions how things used to be.You could imagine the old timers traveling the canal back in the day.A nice ride&experience.

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Webster
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

We started our day in Lockport with a ride through the locks on the Erie Canal. We were blessed to have a beautiful day and the ride was both pleasurable and informative. The crew and staff were friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. Highly recommend this trip.

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Sedalia, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

A great day of relaxing and learning, fun to go through the locks and even had the experience of passing a boat going opposite of us which doesn't happen often.

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