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“Great view from the top, the boat cruise with dinner is great too” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Peterborough Lift Lock

Peterborough Lift Lock
Ashburnham Drive, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
(705) 750-4953
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Ranked #3 of 14 Attractions in Peterborough
Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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Owner description: Opened in 1904 and designated as a Canadian National Historic Site, this is the highest hydraulic lift lock in the world.
Norwood, Ontario
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Great view from the top, the boat cruise with dinner is great too”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

Good service, good food, we enjoyed ourselves and felt the price was fair for what you got. The liftlock is an absolute marvel you simply need to see to believe.

Visited June 2012
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Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Boat”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

Took the dinner cruise - food was awful - brought in offshore - overcooked. Went back to the actual museum - NOW that was good. Watched the video and learned a lot. Engineer was about 100 yrs. of his time

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Gloucestershire, UK
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29 attraction reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Interesting for canal enthusiasts”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

Worth a half hour of your time. There was quite a good video of the history of its building and the lift lock itself is quite impressive.
It would probably be more interesting in the summer when things are happening - a bit dead on a rainy October day!

Visited October 2012
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Ontario, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“One of a kind.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

The liftlocks in peterborough are one of a kind, just by looking at them you can tell a ton of hard work was put into the whole thing! I live in peterborough and i still enjoy going to walk the dog every day. I also picnic their regularly, its really neat seeing boats go up and down see how the whole thing works.

Visited October 2012
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Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
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“Moderate”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

Wasnt very entertaining, cruise was alright, tour guides were not very enthusiastic. Dinner was okay as well. Waitresses were not very friendly though.

Visited October 2012
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