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Lockport Locks & Erie Canal Cruises

210 Market St, Lockport, NY 14094-2935
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History and beauty of the Erie canal, highly recommended

Who knew there was so much to learn about the Erie canal and locks 34 and 35, our Captain who is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cindy059
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Tucson, Arizona
Must do boat ride!

While traveling from Niagara Falls Canada to Cooperstown New York we made an effort to visit the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
marshafolts
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Chino, California
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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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210 Market St, Lockport, NY 14094-2935
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Who knew there was so much to learn about the Erie canal and locks 34 and 35, our Captain who is also your tour guide new the history of the canal and even added a little BS once in a while for your enjoyment. The...More

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MikeM808, Guest Relations Manager at Lockport Locks & Erie Canal Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank You very much for your comment. Yes, that was an unusual end to your cruise. I was on board with you and it was a first for me. NYS Canals advised us the motor that is used to lift the bridge burnt out. The...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

While traveling from Niagara Falls Canada to Cooperstown New York we made an effort to visit the Erie Canal just to go thru the locks. Did not disappoint!!! It was such an interesting and very informative tour. There is so much history. Lasted about 1...More

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MikeM808, Public Relations Manager at Lockport Locks & Erie Canal Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank You very much for taking the time to review our business.

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Reviewed 8 March 2018

If you are touring the Erie Canal, be sure you visit the Flight of Five Locks in Lockport, and if possible, take one of the short cruises. The oldest of the locks has been restored. This is a terrific place to pick up on your...More

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Reviewed 19 February 2018

We went to Lockport specifically to do this, and it did not disappoint. The tourboat went through real working locks. The huge gates and rising/falling water was fascinating. There were small bright flower gardens along the waterway. The tow paths were still there in places....More

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Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

When visiting the Erie Canal it’s always a wonderful history lesson when on a boat tour of the locks. It’s very interesting to see how the original locks operated and what life would have been like back in the day when they would use it...More

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Reviewed 11 October 2017

This was a great experience! The boat captain was fun and very knowledgeable about the canal, the locks and history of the entire area. It is well worth the time and expense to take this cruise.

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MikeM808, Guest Relations Manager at Lockport Locks & Erie Canal Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

We are very happy you enjoyed your cruise. The Erie Canal story is the story of America's great westward expansion.

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Reviewed 11 October 2017

We had been in the Niagara area and were on our way back to Buffalo for our flight. I had seen some information about the Erie Canal so we decided to go to Lockport on our way to Buffalo. It was well worth the short...More

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MikeM808, Guest Relations Manager at Lockport Locks & Erie Canal Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

Thank You for cruising with us in this the 200th anniversary of the commencement of Erie Canal construction in 1817.

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Reviewed 7 October 2017

This was a well-narrated and informative cruise (approx. 2 hours) on the canal and through two magnificent locks! We gained a lot of insight into the historical significance of the canal and its locks, what it took to build them, and the people who worked...More

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MikeM808, Guest Relations Manager at Lockport Locks & Erie Canal Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Thank You for commenting. We read every single comment that is made and each is appreciated.

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Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

This tour is right out of my fifth grade history book. Exciting, informative, and plain fun. This is a tour that should not be missed if you get to the Niagara area. It was second only to the falls for me.

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MikeM808, Guest Relations Manager at Lockport Locks & Erie Canal Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2017

Thank You for your kind comments. I may sound like an old broken record, but, our staff work hard to make the Erie Canal experience worthwhile for our customers.

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

If you are in the area, this is a definite must do! It is historic, educational and fun. You are lifted up and down two locks while taking a ride on the Erie Canal listening to the history. The cruise is about 1 hour and...More

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MikeM808, Guest Relations Manager at Lockport Locks & Erie Canal Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

We appreciate your taking time to comment. After 30 years in business we continue to work hard to make our cruise a great experience.

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April B
30 July 2017|
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Response from MikeM808 | Property representative |
Reservations are generally not necessary. Tickets may be purchased in advanced by visiting out website.
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Christina R
25 July 2017|
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Hello- Yes you can bring a small stroller on board the boat for your 2 year old if the boat is not near capacity.. He/She would cruise for free.
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caroljamison
9 July 2017|
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Response from Bill S | Reviewed this property |
The trip is only about an hour for the basic tour. You will cycle through 2 locks twice and under a draw bridge. Some of the other tours are longer to other destinations outside of Lockport.
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