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Erie Barge Canal Tourist CruisesLockport is a 21st century city with its roots in the early 1800s. Just stand on "The Big Bridge" in the heart of town and you'll see why-the Erie Canal! Lockport literally rose from the banks of this engineering marvel, enjoying industrial growth and prosperity. Today, we welcome visitors to this historic waterway and other attractions with the same hospitality as in the days of the packet boats and "canawlers."

For a full canal experience, visit the Erie Canal Discovery Center where you can take a simulated ride on the canal and view interpretative displays. Board a Lockport Locks & Erie Canal tour boat for an actual cruise on the Erie Canal and through the double set of locks that reveal the history of Lockport's name. Discover the hidden world of industry that grew up alongside the canal by taking a subterranean tour on the Lockport Cave and Underground Boat Ride. Purchase a "Tour Lockport Pass" and enjoy all three attractions for one low price. There's even more to see and do in Lockport!

Browse through the Market Street Art Center that features artist studios, galleries and a gift shop. Stroll or drive through our neighborhoods to see incredible examples of historic architecture such as the Historic Palace, an elegant and restored theatre with a mix of Art Deco and Italian Renaissance design. Visit the 25-acre Kenan Center, a former residential estate built in the 1850s with beautiful public gardens and an admission-free art gallery.

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Lockport also offers a wide variety of specialty shops and eateries. And if you're in the mood for a little vinticulture, you're just minutes away from the Niagara Wine Region and its twelve charming boutique wineries. In fact, there's so much to see and do in Lockport, you may need a couple of days to see all we have to offer!

And: The Flight of Five is considered to be one of the most significant location s on the Erie Canal. Tour the unchanged 1800s era site where manually-operated locks moved boats up a 60-foot rock formation on the way to the Buffalo, NY harbor. Located next to modern locks, you can see both the past and present at the same time! A restoration project for the original locks is underway.

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