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Lockport Locks & Erie Canal Cruises

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Address: 210 Market St, Lockport, NY 14094-2935
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09:00 - 17:00
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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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Fascinating trip, slick delivery mixed with some awesome humor. A great mix of history, engineering and fun. Loved going through the locks. Definitely worth the low price. A... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Fascinating trip, slick delivery mixed with some awesome humor. A great mix of history, engineering and fun. Loved going through the locks. Definitely worth the low price. A must do!!

Thank Tony d
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well we went to the locks it was about 20-30 minute drive from Niagara Falls. I thought we could take the boat tour of the locks but didn't realize it was a 2 hour ride. So we couldn't do it. Their is another one the cave locks we went there but they were closed. We were able to walk along... More 

Thank Cynthia L
new jersey
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There is not much to Lockport other then the locks. The history of the locks was interesting. The locks were not being used when we went because it was the beginning of April but were were told that the locks are used in the summer.

Thank antrec
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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great facility, boats and guides. The cycling through the locks is a rare experience and should not be missed. Local legends, myths, engineering and even an Erie Canal lighthouse. The actual cycling of locks and bridges was cool to watch from the water side.

Thank Bill S
lockport, ny
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Reviewed 10 April 2017

I've had the pleasure of taking this cruise 3 times. Once was a dinner cruise courtesy of my husband's employer. We enjoyed a steak dinner in the beautiful picnic grove prior to the cruise and had a wonderful time. Our dinner was delicious and the ambiance was wonderful. A great time was enjoyed by all! The food was delicious. The... More 

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MikeM808, Owner at Lockport Locks & Erie Canal Cruises, responded to this review

Thank You very much for taking the time out of your busy day to write a comment. We are very happy that you enjoyed yourself. We hope people like you will continue to find our Lockport Locks & Erie Canal Cruises - Lockport Canalside experience to be pleasurable as we enter this, our 30th anniversary, year. More 

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Reviewed 14 March 2017

This is a great historic experience! Very fun for every age. You will learn about a very historic part of New York State

Thank Patricia A
Middleport, New York
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Reviewed 2 February 2017

A very educational trip down the Erie Canal in Lockport. We were brought up in Lockport and really enjoyed the knowledge we learned. You can never learn enough!

Thank cuddles2967
Gasport, New York
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3 reviews
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Historically a landmark in the state ,very interesting the years of labor that went into the building of the canal the best time to go is in summer when yachts and tour boats are using the locks.

Thank j0ed156
Denver, Colorado, USA
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Reviewed 25 November 2016

If you are a tourist in Lockport, it's because of the Erie Canal and the extraordinary project of building locks to get up the escarpment. The museum will give you background but you really need to ride the canal boat to see it from the inside. The tour takes a couple of hours, and it is time well spent. You... More 

Thank BinColorado
Lockport, New York
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 26 October 2016

I went to the Lockport Locks with my daughters 5th grade class from Starpoint Intermediate School. I was the lucky parent to go. I found this to be very nice and educational. I learned alot as did all the kids. I would definitely reccomend this. I went a few years ago in June. Perfect weather.

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