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Lockport Cave and Underground Boat Ride

5 Gooding St, Lockport, NY 14094-2801
+1 716-438-0174
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Fun & educational

This was such a neat tour! I live in the south but visit the Buffalo area often. I enjoy the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mableton, Georgia
via mobile

It was a nice time for everyone. Kids loved the cave. The tour guide was funny and answered all out... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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5 Gooding St, Lockport, NY 14094-2801
+1 716-438-0174
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was such a neat tour! I live in the south but visit the Buffalo area often. I enjoy the history of the Erie Canal. To actually see the locks working was exciting - call me weird. Our tour guide, Tiegan, was enthusiastic, informative and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a nice time for everyone. Kids loved the cave. The tour guide was funny and answered all out questions.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Paige was an excellent tour guide! She truly was knowledgeable, friendly and entertaining. She had much to share about history of the locks, cave and the City of Lockport. Great information and seeing a boat go through the locks and seeing the underground cave. Again...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The underground cave and boat ride is a cool tour. It takes about 1 hour, and is an interesting thing. They have a Halloween version too!

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Most of this tour you can do on your own. The cave and boat ride was not interesting at all. The guide thought it was necessary to knock the canal boat ride with untrue statements.

Thank dlharris24
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed this trip with Captain Nick! It was well worth the fee and just the right length of excursion!

Thank Kathy G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a bit off the beating path from Niagara Falls but well worth the time! Our guide, Ken, was entertaining and funny! Our kids (ages range from 9-16) had a great time learning about the Erie Canal and the cave.

Thank Marion H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were told many travelers come here and we read in AAA about the stalagmites and stalactites that one would see in the tour, but what was described and reality did not "meet". We've toured many caves and this cave was the most disappointing. Not...More

Thank DreamingTravelers
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The tour had some really interesting facts but we felt that the guide was very fake and the tour could have been much shorter. It was cool to learn how they built it all and amazing that they did it all by hand. The boat...More

Thank trish13e
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Visited the expanded Lockport Caves with grandsons, ages 9 and 11. Paige was our very knowledgeable guide citing interesting local canal history. The boys had seen the locks and canal many times but found the walk and boat ride in the caves exciting. After a...More

Thank KrisK42
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Is this ok for a 7 year old with an arm cast that goes above his elbow? Restrictions: can't get wet, none to very little risk of falling, etc.
4 May 2017|
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Response from redjad | Reviewed this property |
Definitely okay for a 7 year old. As for the cast, we barely got wet.But there is drippings of water from the top of the cave and it is moist inside. So we did get little droppings here and there . Since this is nothing like... More
Lydia F
How difficult is the walking on the stairs in the tunnel? On a scale of 1-10 (one easy ten very difficult).
2 June 2016|
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Response from erapsandell | Reviewed this property |
If 10 is the most difficult I would rate the climb as a 6
Sameeha B
Do you need to pay for this ride? If so how much?
13 July 2015|
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Response from Philip W | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a fee, as stated by others. But don't go just for the "ride". The ride is a fairly small part of the overall tour. Go because you want to learn something amazing about our history. It is a very great tour and... More