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Lockport Cave and Underground Boat Ride

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Address: 5 Gooding St, Lockport, NY 14094-2801
Phone Number: 716 438 0174
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Lockport Cave Walking Tour and Underground Boat Ride
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Back in time

Nice walk to the tunnel entrance. Tour guides informed and interesting. Just enough "scary" to make it fun for kids.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Newfane, New York
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Newfane, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nice walk to the tunnel entrance. Tour guides informed and interesting. Just enough "scary" to make it fun for kids.

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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Took my 11 year old nephew with me and he was fascinated. First part of the tour is a walk around the locks, then down along the canal to hear about the old factories then finally into the water tunnel to explore the caves and take the boat ride. Guide was great, full of information. The tunnel area can be... More 

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Montgomery, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Put on your walking shoes and take this tour. The first half of the trail follows the water lock system and gives you a history of the locks and the brilliant harnessing of the hydromechanical energy of the river. The second half of the tour takes you inside the man made tunnels built to harness that power, and it culminates... More 

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Henrietta, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This attraction has been somewhat of a secret to us. We saw it on social media and wanted to check it out. The tour was very good and never knew the history with the caves and the canal. It is a walking tour and I really enjoyed seeing a boat go through the lock and learning all that we did... More 

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Hamburg, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This tour is more about the cave and Lockport, than the Erie canal. Very interesting back story about fire hydrants. Our guide kept our attention through-out. Our grand daughter left a ring in the restroom, they found it and return it..

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Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lockport Cave & Underground Boat Ride is a 70-minute guided tour through America's past. Highlights include the newly rehabilitated "Flight of Five" locks on the Erie Canal, an "upside-down" railway bridge, the ruins of three factories (Holly Manufacturing Company, Richmond Manufacturing Company, and Lockport Pulp Company) from the industrial revolution, and a water tunnel blasted through solid rock. The locks... More 

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Rockford, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was interesting to anyone who likes history and caves. The guides have good knowledge of the area and an amusing script. It helps that the people who created the cave were interesting, and even quirky, historical figures. You must be physically able to walk about a mile on varying terrain, like down a slight grade, up and down staircases,... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked the last tour of the day at 5pm. Our group was very small (only two families) and we had a great time. There is considerable walking and quite a few stairs. Kyle was a great tour guide and shared lots of history. He kept us engaged and entertained. We were traveling with 5 teenagers who loved this experience. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We heard about this from friends so we though we were give it a try. If you have AAA you can get a $1 off. It's about 30 minutes of walking and then about 20 in the cave & then 20 minutes in the boat. There are stairs to climb, but not to bad. They say the cave is about... More 

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Catskill, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Must be able to do A lot of walking! Guide was very informative and had a great sense of humor. Boat ride was nice touch to end the tour. Only disappointment was if you book online you don't get aaa or aarp discount. Only get it if you walk in without reservation.

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