Visiting the locks on a summer day is a great way to spend an afternoon and it's free. (except parking) There are beautiful flowers to see. The locks themselves are amazing to watch in operation. Don't forget to visit the hatchery. This is
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Locks were amazing. Even more amazing was the heron rookery in Commodore Park near the Locks. There were at least 20 nests in the trees. We saw a Great Blue Heron sitting in one of them. Don't miss it!
This place is awesome. Hadn't really heard too much about it except from friends who said...go to the locks and see the fish ladder! Ok..we did! We took an Uber ride and we not disappointed. Beautiful gardens, The fun of watching sail and motor boats...More
Nice park and great to walk along the canal and watch boats going through the locks. A very pretty park and garden are on one side with an interesting story of the USS Roosevelt and model of the ship in the building. The salmon watching...More
Our Hop on Hop off Tour was a journey in time taking us to several out of the way places that we might never have seen. The locks have beautiful gardens, a fish ladder and free passage through the locks. The locks are nesessary and...More
The fish were jumping in the fish ladder when we visited and it was mesmerizing! The experience of watching the locks fill full of boats and walking through the gardens was a good morning out. The visitor center is excellent with free tours if you...More
Watching boats of all sizes navigate the ship canal between Puget Sound and Lake Washington through the two locks built by the Army Corps of Engineers a hundred years ago.
Went on a sunny weekend afternoon with plenty of pleasure boaters using the locks. Found access on the Commodore Park side much easier to locate, Pleasant walk along the water to the locks. Interesting to watch the lock workers pack all matter of boats and...More
We enjoyed this as part of a city tour. I wouldn't have necessarily thought of going there, but found it more interesting than I had anticipated. We were able to see the locks in action while boats passed. It gave us a better understanding how...More