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The Erie Canal Discovery Center

24 Church St, Lockport, NY 14094-2804
+1 716-439-0431
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Fascinating history

The discovery center really brought out the truly incredible history of creativity and engineering... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
byrnie12
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Port Washington, New York
Very interesting

When we went to the Discovery Center it was very cool. Their were actual artifacts from the Erie... read more

Reviewed February 11, 2018
travelergirl96
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Depew, New York
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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 weeks ago

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 February 11, 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 December 28, 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 November 26, 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 October 29, 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

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Reviewed October 4, 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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Reviewed October 1, 2017

We stopped here on our way to Niagara Falls because I wanted my children to have some idea what the Erie Canal is and how locks work. The museum here was inexpensive, and turned out to be even better than I'd expected it to be....More

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Reviewed September 24, 2017

I had been before, but today was the first time I watched the short film an went on the simulated packet boat ride. Both were worthwhile. What I like most about this museum is that it is NOT packed full of lots of stuff to...More

Thank JuneNY
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Reviewed August 12, 2017

Very knowledgeable and friendly, has a 15 minute movie with a "packet boat" ride included. Senior citizen discount.

Thank JEC111
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Reviewed August 7, 2017

The Discovery Center is a wonderful place to learn about the history of Lockport and the Erie Canal. But you must also see the live demo of the restored historic locks which are operated by volunteers in the manner of locks operators in the 1860s....More

1  Thank 38Y
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