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JourneyIndiana wrote a review Feb. 2021
Indiana62 contributions16 helpful votes
so amazing. We happened to be there when a h7ge barge was going through. Was there during covid so access was limited. Still very interested
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Date of experience: October 2020
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83jefferyt wrote a review Jan. 2021
Saginaw, Michigan21 contributions4 helpful votes
Always an amazing sight watching these gentle giants transition from going upbound or downbound through the locks
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Date of experience: September 2020
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dstampor wrote a review Dec. 2020
Troy, Michigan26 contributions8 helpful votes
Ah, the Soo Locks. One of those wonders that every one needs to see. It is truly an amazing feat how these massive ships are raised and lowered to continue on their journey to transport various resources. The size of the ships is something to behold, and learning the history and process of the Locks adds to the experience. As cool as it is conceptually, the actual raising/lowering of a boat (we saw one of the large ones 1000 footer) is cool for not the entire time. It takes about 20-30 minutes for the ship to be raised or lowered. It does get a bit long. And, while you can keep an 11 year old entertained for a bit, it is asking a lot for him to wait the whole time. Still, something everyone should see at least once in their lifetime. You can get a boat tour, but not sure how much a child would appreciate the experience.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Katie P wrote a review Oct. 2020
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My son has loved coming to visit the Soo and the Locks since he was a very little boy. Even now at 16 he talks about how impressive it is see the huge boats going through the locks and watching it all in motion.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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ASBCRB wrote a review Oct. 2020
Urbana, Ohio285 contributions83 helpful votes
We lucked out and saw a 1,000 ft ship just as it was entering the lock so watched it all the way through. Very cool! It took about 30 minutes. The visitor center was closed but a woman was set up in the back with info and brochures and a schedule of ships. Try to check the ship schedule before going to catch a ship passing through the locks. The viewing platform is closed so all viewing is from ground level. Several informative banners along the fence. Worth an hour drive to us.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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