The Erie Canal Discovery Center, Lockport

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A fun place to learn more about how the Erie Canal changed the face of America. Exhibits include an introductory virtual reality boat ride through the locks, working lock model, find hidden treasures in the rock wall, canallers, Locportians, Kids Korner and much more. Also home to the Penney Gallery, featuring the 5,000 piece Niagara Collection of art, artifiacts and archival items from the late Charles Rand Penney.
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  • Small museum that shows a movie on how the canal was built. Very interesting! Very clever set-up. I wish we would have had time to go upstairs, but we had to get to the tour boat. 
    Small museum that shows a movie on how the canal was built. Very interesting! Very clever set-up. I wish we would have had time to go upstairs, but we had to get to the tour boat.  more »
  • Well done background on the building of the canal and those involved. The amazing video was what drew us back for a second viewing. Very clever and fun. The second tour was more in depth and aimed at....  more
    Well done background on the building of the canal and those involved. The amazing video was what drew us back for a second viewing. Very clever and fun. The second tour was more in depth and aimed at....  more »
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  • If you are wanting information on the history of the Erie Canal, this is a great place to go. You can get a lot of info in a short period of time and the interpreters were very knowledgeable.
  • A small museum with informative, entertaining and modern interactive displays. Perfect for all ages. A great location next to The Flight of Five locks.

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