Lockport The Essential
Interesting
Founded in 1836 as the headquarters of the Indiana and Michigan Canal, this picturesque town situated some 35 miles southeast of Chicago features a lovely downtown listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Gaylord Donnelley Canal Trail follows the canal through town, past several wayside exhibits. You'll also find numerous beautifully preserved buildings from the mid-19C; one, the Gaylord Building, houses the lively I&M Canal Visitor Center with extensive explanations on the canal, its history and the mechanics of passing boats through its lock system.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Lockport
Lockport Prairie Nature Preserve
Lockport Prairie Nature Preserve
West of the canal extends the lovely,
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Gaylord Building
Gaylord Building
Restored to its 1860s appearance, the
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Illinois and Michigan Canal Office
Illinois and Michigan Canal Office
Located in between the Gaylord and
Lockport Gallery in the Norton Building
Lockport Gallery in the Norton Building
The 1850 Norton Building now houses the
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