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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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Great Family Fun and Education!

Traveled with children aged 7 and 11, and they enjoyed this. The guide was not only full of historical anecdotes, but made it all fun. The kids were amazed by the cave tour and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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Springfield, Virginia
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Springfield, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Traveled with children aged 7 and 11, and they enjoyed this. The guide was not only full of historical anecdotes, but made it all fun. The kids were amazed by the cave tour and boat ride. They are still talking about getting "kissed by the cave". Who knew a fire hydrant factory could burn down?

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Drove here during recent stay in Niagara Falls and we enjoyed it. Interesting historic tour of how locks work on Erie Canal, followed by a walk through and short boat ride in the cave. Good lesson for kids about perseverance in how the cave was built. Tour guides make it fun, just long enough to keep everyone's attention. A couple... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This was a great experience. We got a tour of the locks of the Erie Canal and a great tour of this amazing tunnel. The tour guide was very knowledgable about the history of the tunnel and the factories associated with it. It was a great afternoon adventure. The small children that were in our group loved it and seemed... More 

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Buffalo, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Very interesting and informative! Not only do you learn about the history of this man made cave, but you also get a quick lesson about the Erie Canal Lock System and how these two things were interconnected in the 1800's. There is so much history in and around the WNY area. Lindsay, our tour guide was a wealth of information... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

While visiting niagara falls we stopped here and glad we did. Our tour guide was fantastic, very knowledgeable and fun. We saw the locks and how they worked. We had two teenagers that really enjoyed the tour. The boat ride was short, but really not the best part anyway. When we were done went across street to Lake Effect ice... More 

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Grand Island, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We came for a late afternoon day trip. We brought our 3 children ages 5, 9, and 10. They kept the kids entertained, educated us on the history of the erie canal and caves. A great experience. We will come again.

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Mons, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Family fun event, not strenuous, and still engaging.It's not a long ride like a natural cave might be, but it shows an interesting part of history.

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Lockport, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We took our 3 great nieces ages 7 and 8 and we all loved the tour. I've lived in Lockport for 45 years and never thought much about it. I couldn't believe how hugh the cave was and how informative the tour was. The guide was great and told us if we get dripped on, that means We Are Kissed... More 

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Buffalo, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

My grandkids (12,14,16) loved this tour. The cave is manmade, part of a 19th century pulp factory. The walking part of the tour includes an explanation of the lock system and stops at two other now defunct factories that grew up during the days of the Erie Canal. I wouldn't recommend it for very young children.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

A unique bit of history. Enjoyed taking this tour as it helped explain some of the history and importance of the Erie Canal. Lockport is the location of the famed "five steps" part of the canal. The guide was knowledgeable of both the history of the canal and the local factories that relied on the water power generated by the... More 

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