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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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Excellent dayride

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

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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Fort Myers, Florida
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This is a beautiful narrated cruise, with a lot of history. It goes through 2 sets of locks. Cruise takes about 2 hours. Discount for AAA card. A great way to spend the afternoon. Great for history buffs, and adults. Nice in the summer, take water. Buy snacks or use restrooms before boarding. We love this trip, and have done... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We arrived a little late and I was running through this big old factory to get tickets, when I heard a man yell "Don't run we wont leave without you" I was even able to use the bathroom. The man was the Captain and he was very nice waiting for me. This was a very laid back trip and it... More 

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Akron, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

the narrative as rode through the canal was informative The captain explained the history of the canal as well as an explanation of how the locks work. It was a very pleasant 2 hour ride.

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Sydney, Australia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
30 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We didn't take the boat ride because it was still closed waiting for the ice to melt. We did, however, visit the centre to find out more about the canal, how it began and why, and how it was built. This is a fascinating part of USA history and an amazing accomplishment. The information centre at Lockport was manned by... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I found the experience very pleasant, the captain entertaining. I would recommend this to anyone at any age. What I might recommend is the trip a bit longer with no narration for a time just so one can take in the sites without the captain's descriptions, maybe 15 minutes of this.

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Appleton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

I've been on the tour twice now. Once was a private party with a boat ride followed by dinner and then a few months later with a friend from out of town. Both were very nice experiences. The drivers had a great sense of humor and there was minimal pressure to purchase snacks. They were informative and the meal at... More 

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Mahomet, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The Erie Canal is a marvel of building a transportation link from Albany to Buffalo that opened up the west for countless settlers. The last big climb for those boats was in Lockport, where they took a "Flight of Five" incredibly built and operated locks. The boat ride starting below the locks gives a very comfortable tour, and lifts you... More 

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Branford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Fun cruise. Informative, interesting and beautiful scenery. Captain was entertaining. Gift shop was well priced. The building was beautiful and the staff friendly.

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We planned our event here for months and every inch of the way was a breeze. Mike and his staff were accommodating to our every need. From the moment we entered they wanted to know exactly how we wanted things set up and were there in a flash to move things for us. The food was wonderful and there was... More 

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