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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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Avoid the ice on-board

Great boat ride along a small portion of the Erie canal. You get the chance to go under a couple lift bridges, a fixed bridge, and also go up the locks and down. The staff was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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McAllen, Texas
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McAllen, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Great boat ride along a small portion of the Erie canal. You get the chance to go under a couple lift bridges, a fixed bridge, and also go up the locks and down. The staff was generally helpful and friendly. If you want a drink that requires ice in a cup, skip it. The person staffing the bar (also does... More 

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janesville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

My sister and I went on this boat ride on a Monday afternoon. We did call for a reservation and we might not have needed it but it was a pretty full ride. We had a wonderful time on this cruise. The captain, Mike, was the owner I believe. He was personable and very knowledgeable. The only problem was that... More 

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

We only touched on the canal in history. It was great to go through some and hear how they worked. Our tour guide was informative and answered questions as well. I would recommend this.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Your first experience here is with the ticket lady. She was rude, impatient, and had a difficult time counting correct change. The boat had a tendency to be overcrowded. 2 hours was a bit long, we were pretty much done with it 1.5 hrs in.

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NYC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Having learned about the Erie Canal in school I have always wanted to experience how it works. The town of Lockport was a little out of the way but the trip was ultimately worth it. The tickets with my AAA card was $16 per person. The boat had ample space. The captain was very informative and the mechanics of how... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We took the 3:00 cruise, and while I enjoyed it my 13 year old daughter didn't seem to be enthralled with it. Very informative 90 minutes, and going through the locks was a neat experience. All in all, it was woth the trip, and I would recommend stopping here if you are nearby.

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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

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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Additional Information about Lockport Locks & Erie Canal Cruises

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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