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The Erie Canal Discovery Center

24 Church St, Lockport, NY 14094-2804
+1 716-439-0431
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Very informative

No history buff should pass by this stop. Very informative and lots of memorabilia from the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
IwantoliveinEurope
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Tampa, Florida
Great Place to Start the Trail!

One thing everyone finds on the Erie Canal Trail, is that there are not enough way-signs. Same with... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
jack L
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Yuma, Arizona
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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24 Church St, Lockport, NY 14094-2804
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+1 716-439-0431
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Reviewed 3 days ago

No history buff should pass by this stop. Very informative and lots of memorabilia from the Canal's gold age.

Thank IwantoliveinEurope
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One thing everyone finds on the Erie Canal Trail, is that there are not enough way-signs. Same with the traditional beginning of the Trail. Check with the Discovery Center and the folks there will give you some of the directions needed to not only start...More

1  Thank jack L
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Reviewed 12 June 2018

The day we visited, the museum was hosting several groups of children, but we were able to enjoy the interactive exhibits and speak with the director. She gave us a lot of information about the canal which helped us understand our later tour on the...More

Thank Judy I
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Reviewed 19 May 2018

Combined with the Niagara County History Center (on 215 Niagara Street), one will learn a great deal about Lockport and Erie Canal History here. Before you visit here, please check out their website for any special exhibits of special events that are held when you...More

1  Thank Moomus
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

The discovery center really brought out the truly incredible history of creativity and engineering marvel that the Erie Canal construction represents and did a solid job at instilling greater appreciation for the projects place in the development and creation of the US.

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Reviewed 11 February 2018

When we went to the Discovery Center it was very cool. Their were actual artifacts from the Erie Canal with alot of good history material.

Thank travelergirl96
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Reviewed 28 December 2017

The historical impact of the canal on the area and state is larger that most people suspect. Look at the maps in particular to see the actual length of the full canal. We found the staff at the discovery center quite interested in sharing what...More

Thank Ontario76
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Reviewed 26 November 2017

See our review for the Lockport Visitor Center. This is a must first stop when visiting the Lockport, NY and Niagara Frontier area of western NY

Thank napngs
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Reviewed 29 October 2017

many canal activities close for the winter months (mid October 'til who knows when ). this museum stays open. downstairs is a decent gift shop. upstairs has interactive displays and a semi-interactive film. in a very short time you will learn a great deal about...More

Thank williamNola
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

got a free ticket from smithnoian institute for there free museum day in Sept has alot of interactive devices you can see how the locks work by using a simulated machine has early pioneers their life stories alot of the streets where named after them...More

Thank Sparklynrosy
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