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Lockport Locks & Erie Canal Cruises

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Address: 210 Market St, Lockport, NY 14094-2935
Phone Number: 716- 433-6155
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Just 30 minutes from Niagara Falls USA, Niagara Falls Canada and Buffalo NY...

Just 30 minutes from Niagara Falls USA, Niagara Falls Canada and Buffalo NY "LOW BRIDGE, EVERYBODY DOWN!" Come aboard for a relaxing & informative ride on the 19th-century engineering marvel which opened the American Frontier. Featured on the History Channel's "Modern Marvels," AAA GEM Attraction, CAA Approved. Experience "Locking Through" - being raised and lowered 49 feet in Locks 34 & 35. See the remaining half of the famous "Flight of Five" locks from the 1800's. Be amazed at the 20-foot high stone walls of the 1800's "Rock Cut" and stone towpath blasted out of solid stone with powder left over from the War of 1812. Travel under the widest bridge in the U.S. Pass under 2 lift bridges that raise straight up while everyone sings "Low Bridge, Everybody Down...."

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We stopped in Lockport on our way to Niagara Falls. The boat tour was fantastic! Even though it was raining for the majority of the time, we were able to see well in the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in Lockport on our way to Niagara Falls. The boat tour was fantastic! Even though it was raining for the majority of the time, we were able to see well in the enclosed part of the boat. The canal itself is amazing & being able to experience the locks was one of the highlights of our entire trip.... More 

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Akron, OH
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was raining and cold and somehow once you got on the boat you forgot all about that. Our Captain was awesome he made the trip both educational and fun. The climb up the locks was something everyone should experience at least once in their lifetime. A friend asked me if I liked going up or down better there is... More 

Thank WishUWereHere24319
Lufkin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were 2 1/2 hours away when we decided to go to ride the boat. We hurried and made it. 2 hours on this trip is a short time that goes quickly and the captain helped to make that happen. He told lots of stories which helped the trip but the beautiful day helped as well. If in the area,... More 

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Yorba Linda, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had been to Niagara Falls and had time for one more side trip so we chose the Erie Canal. They offer AAA discount of $3 per ticket. The regular price is $17.50, kids 4-10 $9 and under 4 free. This is a leisurely 2 hour trip going through locks 34 and 35 two times each. Interesting and informative but... More 

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Salinas, California, Usa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Needed to come a day earlier which they accommodated. Great ride through locks 34 and 35. Good narration by employees.Beautiful day, Trip worth taking.

Thank memtdr1954
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

We had a thoroughly enjoyable 2 hour ride though the Lockport locks. One side of the original 5 side-by-side locks was replaced by 2 large locks that raise / lower the boats. The enthusiastic captain (whose grandfather helped preserve the Canal and started the tours) provided a detailed history, technical information, and many stories. Everyone (especially New Yorkers) ought to... More 

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Longview, Texas, Usa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

Great tour. I had never been through locks before even when serving in the Navy, so this was a first. Very interesting to see how the locks operate and imagine how the canal worked many years ago. Good guide who was very knowledgeable. Had the lunch at the restaurant. It was passable. Tour was worth it all though.

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Bradford, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

We had a relaxing and education trip through two locks of the Erie Canal. The tour guide was delightful to listen to and added to the scenery. Ticket prices are reasonable and a great choice for a couple's outing or a family day trip.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

Theres so much history in Lockport... I wish the pleasant boat ride would be accompanied with accurate factual narrative.... It DOES matter to have correct information rather than just elaborate made up stories!

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MikeM808, Public Relations Manager at Lockport Locks & Erie Canal Cruises, responded to this review

Thank You very much for your response. We are unhappy you have a complaint. We have been in business for 30 years. All of our boat captains work off a standard historic presentation. They are allowed room for anecdotes and humor regarding Erie Canal life and the area itself. Without knowing your specific concern, you leave us at an extreme... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

Lovely ride through canal locks with good explanation of use and reasoning behind the Erie Canal. Bridge is also part of tour as it raises and lowers letting craft go by. Area has scenic boardwalk and some tables for outdoor picnic with children at nearby little park. Weather was perfect...nice afternoon.

Thank gypsy4747

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