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Lockport Cave and Underground Boat Ride

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Address: 5 Gooding St., Lockport, NY 14094
Phone Number: 716 438 0174
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Even though I have lived in the area, I never had a chance to check out the cave and boat ride. Really enjoyed both. The history of the area is interesting. I wouldn't... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Amherst, New York
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Amherst, New York
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89 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even though I have lived in the area, I never had a chance to check out the cave and boat ride. Really enjoyed both. The history of the area is interesting. I wouldn't recommend it for people who can't walk easily because of the uneven surface in the cave. Our guide was really good - friendly and informative. Had a... More 

Thank hokeyma
West Seneca, New York
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went there in August to take an out of towner who asked what there was to do around the area.You would think that living in the area I would have seen most of what is here. I'll have to say that I looked at things from a tourist point of view and found many things I have never been to.... More 

Thank usuallytakeout
Buffalo, New York
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walking along the banks of the once busy Erie Canal at night with a lantern was very cool. The college kids giving the night tour were very informative and just seemed like genuinely nice people. The mine itself was very eery and the dense fog inside only added to it. It was extremely dark in there (It is ummm a... More 

Thank BlastMonkey3000
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Caves were actually drainage tunnels for the old factory that used to be located in the area. Still very interesting....depicts old construction methods, etc.

Thank K H
Lockport, New York
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

Guides were informative and enthusiastic. But actual tour is only 20 mins or so. Very fun and different, kids of all ages will enjoy.

Thank lockportdude
Lakewood, Ohio
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Lindsey was our tour guide and she did an awesome job! Very informed and was patient with the children on the tour. Unfortunately the person selling tickets way over sold tickets. People were sitting on each other's laps on the boat. TIPS for your trip: 1). You may get a little wet from water dripping from the cave, a light... More 

Thank rp494910
San Diego, California
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24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

We came to the ticket place the day before to get some info. We were told that the first tour leaves at 11 am. It is 75 minutes long. I told them that we were scheduled for the Erie Canal Cruise at 1230 and would we be back in time. They assured me that we would. I asked about buying... More 

Thank Sbartrn
Dallas, TX
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Very informative tour but stairs galore and quite a bit of walking. Not for anyone with knee, hip or back issues due to the climbing. Good history about the area but cave is really a man made tunnel. Difficult to believe that very young children referred to as powder monkeys were used to detonate the dynamite used to blast the... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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201 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

This is an interesting tour of a cave that goes along side the Erie Canal. The tour guide explains everything that you are looking at. The boat ride is just a short ride into the dark cave. You have to experience this.

Thank Maryteresa P
Brisbane, Australia
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44 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

We spent about 1 1/2 hours on this walking trip through the man made cave housing 3 factories in days gone by. An amazing feat. It was really interesting, the young man our guide made it very enjoyable to listen to. It ends with a short boat ride. I can get quite claustrophobic sometimes but it was a large area... More 

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