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There's something pretty cool about a 700 foot long ship gliding silently past you within reaching... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
James M
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Johnstown, Pennsylvania
A nice thing to do after dinner

Lock 7 is a great place to visit after dinner in the summer. There are bleachers where you can sit... read more

Reviewed October 2, 2018
Loraine C
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Thorold, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There's something pretty cool about a 700 foot long ship gliding silently past you within reaching distance! This is right up the street from where we always stay when in Canada, The Inn at Lock 7, and is a must-see for anyone into maritime sightseeing....More

Thank James M
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Lock 7 is a great place to visit after dinner in the summer. There are bleachers where you can sit and watch the ships going through the last major lock. We bought an ice cream cone and sat and watched the ship until it sailed...More

Thank Loraine C
Reviewed October 1, 2018

If you are looking for a quick stop to stretch your legs, and are interested in seeing a giant boat raised near 40ft, this is the place for you. Decent parking near the viewing area with metal bleachers and room for bag chairs should you...More

Thank JacobOliver
Reviewed August 23, 2018 via mobile

On a recent vacation in Canada we drove from Niagara Falls to Toronto. On the way (actually quite close to Niagara Falls) we stopped at Locke 7 in Thorold - one of the lockes on the Welland canal connecting lakes Erie and Ontario. We watched...More

1  Thank michaelnY5756LF
Reviewed July 14, 2018

Most people don't like this excuse as you say your just watching ships but it's more then that it's seeing people from other countries and a unique experience as your almost looking straight down on the ships you can't he!p feeling dizzy and when her...More

Thank gwferrier63
Reviewed June 19, 2018

We went into the Locl 7 Viewing Complex/Museum, the girl that worked there was very friendly and informative, they have lots of information and brochures on the Lock 7 Complex, as well as other sites in the area.

Thank chercharles
Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

I have been here many many times and it is a great way to see the Locke system in action as well as a paved very long walking/cycling/jogging path

Thank Kaiwb3
Reviewed January 28, 2018

I grew up with the canals. Lock 7 is a great place to visit if you are into ships & boating. Watching the locks work is an educational experience. If you've never seen a lock at work, I recommend a visit. Trails run along the...More

1  Thank GeeJay T
Reviewed November 8, 2017

This dock gets you up close to the ships, watch them raise and lower. Very interesting to watch these big ships maneuver into these docks. A great free thing to do while in Niagara

1  Thank Greg H
Reviewed October 13, 2017

It's amazing to watch a large ship climb the escarpment via the Welland Canal system. While travelling thru the Niagara Region this is a must see.

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