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Soo Locks

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Lake Superior, Sault Ste. Marie, MI
+1 800-647-2858
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Soo Locks

I haven't been in the area of Sault Ste Marie since I was a young girl (trust me.....a long time... read more

Reviewed September 14, 2016
Upper Sandusky, Ohio
Big ships!!

Pretty waterfront part of town. Had dinner on a rooftop restaurant and watched a big ship go... read more

Reviewed September 14, 2016
East Greenville, PA
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Lake Superior, Sault Ste. Marie, MI
+1 800-647-2858
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Reviewed September 14, 2016

I haven't been in the area of Sault Ste Marie since I was a young girl (trust me.....a long time ago :-) ) The park is large, at least 2 city blocks and includes an excellent observation deck that is 3 stories. It is enclosed...More

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Reviewed September 14, 2016

Pretty waterfront part of town. Had dinner on a rooftop restaurant and watched a big ship go through the locks. Nice visitors center that gives you the times of the ships coming through.

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Reviewed September 13, 2016

Even if you don't take the boat tour, be sure to visit the park where the locks are located. Many times you can see a ship or two going through and observe from double deck platforms. Lovely park and a great place to watch for...More

Thank Irene S
Reviewed September 13, 2016

The cruise captain gave excellent narration of river sites, locks, barges, iron processing plant, etc.. Lots of history - how the locks were built, WWII shipping, points of interest on American and Canadian sides of the river. Great views of river traffic, lock operations, loons...More

Thank ClovisCA
Reviewed September 12, 2016

cool trip through 2 locks (american and canadian) and a pleasant trip down the river. Good commentary.

Thank Kathryn H
Reviewed September 12, 2016

Can't come to town and not watch a freighter or two go through the locks, so interesting. Also took a dinner cruise ourselves which took us thru the locks ourselves. Really neat...loved it.

Thank Jan B
Reviewed September 12, 2016

We went with my cousin and husband hoping to see at least one of the Tall SHips lock through on its way to Duluth. Didn't have any luck with that. We did enjoy watching a freighter and a sail boat. Since I had been here...More

Thank Sharon G
Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

To this day it still amazes me how they moved ships before the locks. This is a must see for both young and old

Thank Katrina M
Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Was fortunate enough to catch two ships going through at same time in different channels. There are four channels altogether. Also a very nice visitors center. Worth a visit even if you don't see a ship transit.

Thank Mrharley
Reviewed September 12, 2016

If you love big ships, fascinated with feats of engineering, want to learn about shipping on the Great Lakes, this is for you. The Locks are part of a larger park area with a great visitor center. Scheduled times of ships passing through are posted....More

Thank Picklegirl11
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July 14, 2017|
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Response from Greenfrogtrike | Reviewed this property |
Not necessarily. Channel traffic varies widely from nothing for hours to one every 30-40 minutes. Download "FindShip" for graphical update that shows time, location, and direction of ships in area.
April 20, 2017|
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Response from heypotters8 | Reviewed this property |
No you do not need a passport
August 31, 2016|
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Response from Al B | Reviewed this property |
Go inside the white building by the main gate and it will be posted when they have it and they will also answer any questions you may have.