A favorite, don't miss the locks, fish ladder, and museum, well worth visiting. Good for locals and visitors.
About Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
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A nice place to visit to see mostly private pleasure boats travel from fresh to salt water...I realize that these locks were built mostly for commerce but today most high end private boats get to go through for free.... Why not a lockage fee? I...More
We were there twice in July, when the sockeye salmon was and is rising. The locks are easy to access, and you can just stop briefly to watch the salmon in the ladder or the aquarium/underwater view, or spend much longer Reading the information provided,...More
Be sure to visit the museum, if open, and be sure to walk around the botanical garden here, too. The locks are a blast. Simple and fun. It's a great people watching site. Take note of how well the lock workers deal with the tourists!
I was looking forward to the locks cruise. When we actually went through the locks, that was just great. There were kayaks behind the boat also going through the locks. The boat rose as the water filled into the locks. To go from the salt...More
Cool to see and experience...we didn't plan enough time to see the whole process, which was a bummer. We saw all the boats waiting, but didn't get to see the water level change and watch them go through. Plan for a couple hours to take...More
We live here and make it a point to visit this little jewel when we can. It is especially nice to visit on a non-weekend. Bring a take out lunch and blanket! When you arrive walk to visitors center and get directions to the big...More
We saw the locks while on a bike tour. They were interesting, especially since not much has been changed since 1917. The exhibit for the salmon running was worth a few minutes. Like most things we saw in Seattle in July, it was sooooo crowded....More
Good information center, take the guided tour if you can. Learn about the salmons like and how they help at the locks with a fish ladder.