Lockport, New York: Lockport Caves - Boat Ride

Billed as America's Longest Underground Boat Ride. Tours the tunnels dug under the city in the 1800s.
Address:
2 Pine St., Lockport, NY
Directions:
Between Main St. and the Pine St. Bridge overlooking the Erie Canal. At the intersection of Main and Pine turn north onto Pine, and then make a quick right into the parking garage -- or park on the Pine St. bridge.
Hours:
Summer daily 11 am - 5 pm. Call for other seasons. (Call to verify)
Phone:
716-438-0174
RA Rates:
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Lockport Caves - Boat Ride

These were interesting caves that were actually water tunnels dug under the city in the 1800s. The tour was surprisingly long (over an hour) and interesting. It's in an unusual location -- on a spit of land in the middle of a river.

[Cathy Kant, 03/21/2005]

Lockport Cave tours include a walk through a 1,600-fot-long underground tunnel and an underground boat ride, claimed to be "America's Longest." The tunnels were created in the mid- to late 19th century to move surplus water from the the Erie Canal to local factories.

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