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Lockport Locks & Erie Canal Cruises

210 Market St, Lockport, NY 14094-2935
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Exceptional Lockport Locks Experience!

After three days at Niagara Falls, we departed on Day IV and made a stop at the Lockport Locks... read more

Reviewed today
redeco
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Warren, Massachusetts
An educational and entertaining cruise!

The 12:30 tour was both educational and entertaining. I enjoyed the history of how the canal was... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Judy I
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Murray, Kentucky
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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 today

After three days at Niagara Falls, we departed on Day IV and made a stop at the Lockport Locks & Erie Canal Cruises. The firm appears to have multiple boats for cruising up and down the canal. The focus of the cruise we were on...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

The 12:30 tour was both educational and entertaining. I enjoyed the history of how the canal was built and the obstacles faced because of the "Niagara Escarpment". The cruise takes you through two locks, rising 50 feet. Then we cruised toward Lake Erie for a...More

Thank Judy I
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The re-enactment of the original locks is very interesting. The “cast” is both entertaining and informative. Best history lesson of the Canal and licks!

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

Thank You.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Highly recommended tour; the hosts are very informative, it is very relaxed and they offer a great historical perspective of the locks that date back over 150 years.

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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 your response. It is much appreciated.

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Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed March 7, 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

Thank Paul M
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Reviewed February 19, 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 January 26, 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 October 11, 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 October 12, 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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ctate2018
June 1, 2018|
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18.50 adult, 10.00 child, under 4 free, 17.00 AAA/CAA, from the website
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April B
July 29, 2017|
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Reservations are generally not necessary. Tickets may be purchased in advanced by visiting out website.
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Christina R
July 25, 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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