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  • Photo courtesy of Hiram M. Chittenden (Ballard) Locks
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Chittenden Locks & Carl English Botanical Gardens

Type: Attractions, Gardens, Tours and Excursions



Map / Directions 10Best Says

Originally built in 1911, these locks offer a fascinating lesson in technology from days gone by. Observe ships and sailing vessels as they enter the Ballard locks and â€" following a series of...  Read More

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Map / Directions Hours:

  • Gardens: Daily 7am-9pm
  • Visitor's Center & Gift Shop (Oct - Apr): Thu-Mon 10am-4pm
  • Visitor's Center & Gift Shop (May - Sep): Daily 10am-6pm

Map / Directions Admissions:

  • Free

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  • Best for Things to Do with Kids Because: The Chittenden Locks captivate spectators of all ages; watch the boats rise and fall as they make their way to new bodies of water.
  • Best for Outdoor Activities Because: Built in 1911, these locks offer a fascinating lesson in technology. Watch a variety of boats pass through; see salmon run in certain months, too.
  • Best for Sightseeing Because: The Chittenden Locks & Carl English Botanical Gardens showcase Ballard's manmade wonder. Watch boats pass through the canal.

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