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.

Address:
5 Gooding St., Lockport, NY
Directions:
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.
Hours:
Summer daily 11-5; fewer days and hours off-season. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
716-438-0174
Admission:
Adults $15.
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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. August 2017: Photo added.


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