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Lockport is a city in the Niagara Frontier of New York.

Get in[edit]

Buffalo-Niagara International Airport is less than a 30 minute drive from Downtown Lockport. Lockport is serviced by the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA). Lockport is a 30 minute drive east of Niagara Falls, NY down Route 31.

Get around[edit]

It is best to rent a car. In the summer Lockport has a tourism trolley. The NFTA bus stops are not far from the downtown attractions.

See[edit][add listing]

  • Lockport Locks and Erie Canal Cruises boat rides are offered on the Erie Canal, with one proceeding upward through the modern locks for a short cruise, and returning to pass downstream under two lift bridges and then returning to the docks.
  • A museum is located in the old lock control structure and contains historic photographs, maps, engineering drawings, and machinery.
  • The Canal Discovery Center is housed in an old church about 100 yards to the west of the locks.
  • Lockport is home to the widest bridge in North America which spans the canal to the southwest of the locks.
  • The Lockport Caves tour can be taken near the locks.
  • The Niagara County Historical Society located at 215 Niagara Street in Lockport, NY. It is a complex of buildings that together tell the story of Niagara County history.
  • 100 American Craftsmen is an annual show of arts and crafts held at the Kenan Arena. The arena is located on the historic Kenan Center campus.
  • Ida Fritz park plays host to the Taste of Lockport every August and to a Cruise Night every Monday during the summer.
  • Lockport is now the home of the Molson Canal Concert Series on Fridays in the summer. The series brings national acts to the recently constructed Ulrich City Centre and events are free of admission charge.
  • Just outside of Lockport is The Niagara Wine Trail. It features 10 wineries.

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Lockport Cave & Underground Boat Ride, 2 Pine St (NY 78 to Main St, left on Pine), +1 716 438-0174, [1]. Tours normally depart hourly. 10 May - 18 May: Sa Su noon-4PM; 24 May - 20 Jun: daily noon-4PM; 21 Jun - 1 Sep: daily 10AM-5PM; 2 Sep - 13 Oct: M-F 11AM 1PM 3PM 5PM, Sa Su 11AM-4PM. This 70-minute walking tour starts with a viewing of the "flight of five" locks that gave the city its name. A walk along the canal speaks to the industrial history of the area, and then it's into the Lockport Cave, a man-made tunnel built to provide hydraulic power to those canalside industries. A short boat ride takes you deeper into the tunnel before returning to end the tour. $9.00 (ages 4-12: $6.00; under 4: free).  edit
  • Lockport Locks & Erie Canal Cruises, 210 Market St. Lockport, NY, 716-433-6155, [2]. Daily Narrated Sightseeing Cruises May thru mid October - Local history is still very alive at Lockport Locks & Erie Canal Cruises, and has been experienced by almost million people since its inception. Come aboard for a relaxing & informative ride on the 19th-century engineering marvel which opened up the American Frontier. Your fun and informative cruise will take you past five of the original 1800's locks. Three million gallons of water will fill Locks 34 & 35, the only double set on the Erie Canal, and raise the boat 50 feet. You’ll pass under Lockport's "Upside Down Bridge," Lockport's "Big Bridge" (the widest bridge in the U.S. at 299 feet wide), through the "deep rock cut" and under lift bridges. The lively narration by the Coast Guard Licensed Captains is also accompanied by crowd-pleasing canal music, popular during the 1800's. Effective May 2018 - Adults $18.50 Children 4-10 years of age $9.00. Under 4 are Free.  edit

Buy[edit][add listing]

A book on the Erie Canal at the Erie Canal Discovery Center or Lockport Locks and Erie Canal Cruises.

Eat[edit][add listing]

  • Molinaro's 90 Walnut St., Lockport, NY 14094

(716) 438-0631

  • Taboo 45 Main St., Lockport, NY 14094

(716) 433-4222

  • DeFlippo's 326 West Ave., Lockport, NY 14094

(716) 433-2913

  • Shamus 98 West Ave., Lockport, NY 14094

(716) 433-9809

  • Danny Sheehans 491 West Ave., Lockport, NY 14094

(716) 433-4666

  • Village Eatery 429 Davison Rd., Lockport, NY 14094

(716) 433-8959

  • Fratellies pizza and sub, west ave, lockport,NY 14094 (next to attitudes bar), 7164380184. nice friendly staff, great food, low cost, fast service, homemade dough and sauce. all around great place  edit
  • Steamworks, 51 Canal Street, [3]. Excellent Coffee Roaster and Cafe in the Locks District with range of beverages and light snacks. Free WIFI.  edit

Drink[edit][add listing]

  • Taboo
  • Finnan's
  • Niagara Hotel
  • Pat's Place
  • Groff's
  • Pot of Gold
  • Caddy Jack's
  • Deflippo's
  • Danny Sheehan's
  • Wagner's
  • Quigley's
  • Applebee's
  • Village Eatery

Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Holiday Inn
  • Lockport Inn and Suites
  • Comfort Inn
  • DeFlippo's Bed and Breakfast
  • Best Western Plus Lockport Hotel, 515 S Transit Street, Lockport, NY 14094, 716-434-6151, [4]. checkin: 3:00 PM; checkout: 12:00 AM. BEST WESTERN PLUS Lockport is a part of Lockport's historic attractions, located just one mile from the Erie Canal Locks 34 and 35. Take a ride on the Erie Canal with Lockport Locks and Erie Canal Cruise or walk along the canal to visit the caves, which are a part of the Underground Railroad. Nearby Niagara Falls and the Niagara Wine Trails are also a must see. (43.152971,-78.698022) edit


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