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Erie Canal Museum, Syracuse

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  • If you want to know how Syracuse got its start, this is an excellent place to start. Good exhibits, nice level of information (didn't dumb everything down to pablum) and we learned a lot about canals.  more »
  • I admit to having been interested in the Erie Canal for a long time so it was a great pleasure to find this small but highly informative museum about this engineering feat that changed the history of ...  more »
  • This is a small well contained museum If you are interested in locks and their role In the economic development of North America you will like this museum The Erie Canal was an incredible achievement ...  more »
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  • Dig the canal so we have water again! I found the staff to be lovely. I really thought it was going to be one of those dreary museums run by those painless history people. But au contraire. I'm looking forward to the big Wednesday night next week.
  • Historic, unique, well put together with excellent exhibits...housed in the last standing "weigh house" of the canal era. Gives a window into a different time of American history. A must see....
  • Went here while passing through on business. I was pleasantly surprised at how thorough and informative it was. Two full floors, life size model canal boat, interactive exhibitions, elevator, gift shop, and artifacts all blended well to explain the significance of the Erie Canal in 19th Century America. Admission was a reasonable $5.00. We parked on the street across from the museum, 2hour limit, metered for a total of $2.50. Takes coin,cash,or credit. There is a diner, and a beer garden to eat or refresh before or after the visit! Right off the highway, located downtown.
  • Really cool history museum! There is a lot of history to Syracuse, NY I didn't know about until I came here. They have the only surviving weigh-lock in the country! The eerie canal was vital to this country's growth and it's really cool to examine that and think about the history. Very interesting, and a must-see for anyone visiting this city. Plus it's only donation based, so give what you want!!
  • Wonderful hotel close to Destiny Mall. Friendly reception staff who were very helpful with local restaurants. Had a corner room which we felt was spacious. Comfortable bed with great bathroom. Breakfast was available but we decided to venture out instead. Will return and recommend to friends.