Lockport, New York: Cave Tour and Underground Boat Ride

Billed as America's Longest Underground Boat Ride (70 minutes). Tour the drippy tunnels dug under the city in the 1800s, 40 feet underground. You will get wet.

5 Gooding St., Lockport, NY
Just north of the Pine St. bridge across the Erie Canal. Pine St. branches east onto Gooding St.; the tour office and parking lot are there, on the right.
Summer daily 11-5; fewer days and hours off-season. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Adults $15.
RA Rates:
Worth a Detour
Save to My Sights

Visitor Tips and News About Cave Tour and Underground Boat Ride

Reports and tips from RoadsideAmerica.com visitors and Roadside America mobile tipsters. Some tips may not be verified. Submit your own tip.


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. August 2017: Photo added.

Nearby Offbeat Places

Upside-Down BridgeUpside-Down Bridge, Lockport, NY - < 1 mi.
Homemade DinosaursHomemade Dinosaurs, Tonawanda, NY - 9 mi.
Patriots and Heroes ParkPatriots and Heroes Park, Williamsville, NY - 15 mi.
In the region:
Founding Fathers Pub, Buffalo, NY - 21 mi.

Latest Tips Across Roadside America

Catch up on the latest discoveries from the road.

Explore Thousands of Oddball Tourist Attractions!

Unique destinations in the U.S. and Canada are our special obsession. Use our attraction recommendation and maps to plan your next road trip.

My Sights

My Sights

Save Cool Vacation Destinations!

Try My Sights

Roadside America app
Roadside Presidents app

New York Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

The Pickled Pioneer, Menlo, Washington (Feb 22-28, 2021)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

More Sightings

RoadsideAmerica.com Hotel & Motel Finder

Special rates for hotels.

Book Now


Favorite Quirky City Sights