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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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Gotta give this a go!

I was born and lived in Lockport most of my life and it took me 45 years to discover this jewel that Lockport has to offer. It explains a lot about the early years of Lockport... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 11, 2015
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Buffalo, New York
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Buffalo, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I was born and lived in Lockport most of my life and it took me 45 years to discover this jewel that Lockport has to offer. It explains a lot about the early years of Lockport and you get to experience it first hand. This is a great family activity and everyone should do this!

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Carmel
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

visited here with our tow teen sons. Enjoyed the tour guide who was very interesting telling the history of the cave. Wet and dark environment. But if yo like history this is a great experience.

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Long Point Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We Usually stay around Niagara Falls N.Y. and decided to go over to Lockport (1/2 hr. drive) and check out the Historic Erie Canal. Kind of a drizzly day so we visited the Museum in Lockport. Very interesting place with history of the Erie Canal. Families will enjoy it. The Whole Town of Lockport is Historic and buildings are photographic.... More 

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Western Ny
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

It was a HOT summer day and the caves were cool in temperature- they were okay - a little creepy, a little crowded and scary- walking alongside a tunnel of water on dimly lit narrow paths to a small boat that goes forward and back...it was cool enough- the history is awesome!

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Burlington, Washington
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Have comfy shoes because there's a lot of walking. Wasn't hard, tho and being a cave, it was dark. We had a fun, knowledgable tour guide who kept us interested & invited questions. Would highly recommend this if you like history

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Malabar, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This tour was something different since the cave itself is man made. The guide did an excellent job and was very knowledgeable about the cave, Lockport history and the history of the Erie Canal locks. The short boat ride at the end was fun! There is a lot of walking on this tour and climbing stairs, but we weren't rushed... More 

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

The guide made the tour very interesting and the boat ride was different...this is a man made cave so dont expect fantastic cave formations....just was interesting from an historic angle. There is quite a lot of walking but lots of stops...quite a lot of steps at the end but tour is over by then so can take your time

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Toronto
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

About 15 miles from downtown Niagara Falls, USA is the Lockport Cave and underground boat ride on the Erie canal. The guide takes you through a 1700+ foot water power tunnel blasted out of solid rock. The tunnel was the invention of Birdsill Holly, whose inventions were manufactured using the water power from the tunnel. The guide takes you into... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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66 reviews 66 reviews
18 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I finally checked out the Cave & Underground boat ride. I have lived here all my life, finally did it. I should have done this a long time ago. Its lots of FUN!! Very informative too. Lots of history of the Erie Canal and Lockport. It is a walking tour for the most part, be prepared to do stairs and... More 

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Wooster, Ohio
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Nice tour of the old tunnel used to give power to three factories built above it back in the late 1800s. It is a walking tour and on the way to the underground man made cave we were able to catch the lock opening and a boat coming through the canal. The guide wasn't the most excited, almost seemed bored... More 

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