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Lockport Cave and Underground Boat Ride

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Address: 5 Gooding St, Lockport, NY 14094-2801
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A smart side trip

Drove here during recent stay in Niagara Falls and we enjoyed it. Interesting historic tour of how locks work on Erie Canal, followed by a walk through and short boat ride in the... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2015
Bill S
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Reviewed 15 August 2015 via mobile

Drove here during recent stay in Niagara Falls and we enjoyed it. Interesting historic tour of how locks work on Erie Canal, followed by a walk through and short boat ride in the cave. Good lesson for kids about perseverance in how the cave was built. Tour guides make it fun, just long enough to keep everyone's attention. A couple... More 

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Reviewed 14 August 2015

This was a great experience. We got a tour of the locks of the Erie Canal and a great tour of this amazing tunnel. The tour guide was very knowledgable about the history of the tunnel and the factories associated with it. It was a great afternoon adventure. The small children that were in our group loved it and seemed... More 

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Buffalo, NY
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Reviewed 13 August 2015

Very interesting and informative! Not only do you learn about the history of this man made cave, but you also get a quick lesson about the Erie Canal Lock System and how these two things were interconnected in the 1800's. There is so much history in and around the WNY area. Lindsay, our tour guide was a wealth of information... More 

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Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

While visiting niagara falls we stopped here and glad we did. Our tour guide was fantastic, very knowledgeable and fun. We saw the locks and how they worked. We had two teenagers that really enjoyed the tour. The boat ride was short, but really not the best part anyway. When we were done went across street to Lake Effect ice... More 

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Grand Island, New York
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Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

We came for a late afternoon day trip. We brought our 3 children ages 5, 9, and 10. They kept the kids entertained, educated us on the history of the erie canal and caves. A great experience. We will come again.

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Reviewed 12 August 2015

Family fun event, not strenuous, and still engaging.It's not a long ride like a natural cave might be, but it shows an interesting part of history.

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Thank Jeffrey H
Lockport, New York
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Reviewed 12 August 2015

We took our 3 great nieces ages 7 and 8 and we all loved the tour. I've lived in Lockport for 45 years and never thought much about it. I couldn't believe how hugh the cave was and how informative the tour was. The guide was great and told us if we get dripped on, that means We Are Kissed... More 

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Buffalo, NY
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Reviewed 11 August 2015

My grandkids (12,14,16) loved this tour. The cave is manmade, part of a 19th century pulp factory. The walking part of the tour includes an explanation of the lock system and stops at two other now defunct factories that grew up during the days of the Erie Canal. I wouldn't recommend it for very young children.

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Reviewed 10 August 2015 via mobile

A unique bit of history. Enjoyed taking this tour as it helped explain some of the history and importance of the Erie Canal. Lockport is the location of the famed "five steps" part of the canal. The guide was knowledgeable of both the history of the canal and the local factories that relied on the water power generated by the... More 

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Riverside, California
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Reviewed 7 August 2015

The attraction tends to make you think you are going on a boat ride. Not the case. The tour guide tells you after you pay that this is a walking tour. The tour departs the sales office, down the street, down a long flight of stairs to the Erie canal. As you walk along the canal the tour guide tells... More 

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