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St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre at Lock 3
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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Fortuitous timing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2013

We just happened to cross over the bridge and noticed the sign for the Welland Canal Museum and Viewing Platform. We instantly decided to make a right turn and see what happened. Within a few minutes we were at the top of the viewing platform (free) and someone informed us that a ship would be arriving at the lock shortly. What good timing! We could see the ship in the far distance, we heard a signal blare, and we watched the roadway we had just passed over slowly ascend. The majestic ship moved forward towards us and we watched as the enormous ship filled the lock completely. The gate closed and the ship began to slowly lower in the lock. We waited and watched as the gate opened and released the ship into the water on the other side. I was mesmerized! We then went into the museum to see the scale model of the entire Welland Canal system. Absolutely worth the trip! I'm so glad that we happened upon it by accident.

Visited August 2013
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St. Catharines, Canada
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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“QUAINT AND EDUCATIONAL”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2013

A good museum with many interesting artifacts about the Niagara Region and the various canal systems. The Underground Railroad exhibit is eye opening also.

Visited May 2013
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South Daytona, Florida
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18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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“Interesting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2013

We were fortunate to arrive while a ship was going through lock. You can stand on deck, no charge, to view lock. There was a representative there to answer questions. As soon as the ship leaves, drive down to the bridge as that is also interesting. We did not have time for the museum.

Visited August 2013
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St. Catharines
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27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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“Historic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2013

Another great place in St. Catharines to visit right on the canal . Very historic museum knowledgable staff and variety of interests about the canal, lacrosse , shipping, good displays.

Visited March 2013
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20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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“Rich in history”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2013 via mobile

Take a walk back through Canadian history there is interactive activities and so much history we have been many times we just love it. So much to learn and it is things they don't teach in our schools which is sad because a lot of it happened right in our own back yards. This is I must see if you are visiting or if you live in the Niagara region

Visited May 2013
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