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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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Driving the Erie Canals

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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
2 reviews
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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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Hartford, Connecticut
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

My wife and I were seeking a relaxing, informative experience and this delivered both. Wonderful, down to earth folks were charming and friendly. The cruise itself takes you through the Lockport locks which was very interesting to observe as well as under a few pretty neat bridges. Tip: they sell sandwiches, cookies, and snacks in the gift shop - good... More 

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Crawfordsville, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The boat was a double decker with a restroom and snacks available. The captain gave the history of the canal as we cruised the canal and locks and walked through the boat so that people could ask questions.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

As the mother of the bride, I would like to thank Sharon, Mike, and their staff for a fantastic wedding ceremony, boat trip, and reception. From our very first planning meeting to our final minutes at the end of the wedding day, everyone involved in the experience was extremely helpful, professional, and accommodating. The meal was delicious, the wait staff... More 

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Geneva, Oh
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We took our two grandsons on the boat cruise through the locks on the Erie Canal. It was a very informative and relaxing trip. The captain was great and explained everything along the way. The deck hand was very attentive to watching the children on board for safety issues.

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