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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 locks and, following a series of mechanical...  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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  • Free Things to Do: "Don't miss seeing the salmon run the fish ladder in certain seasons (June through October and March through April). After visiting the Locks, grab lunch at nearby Ray's Boathouse or wander the sands of Golden Gardens beach."
  • Outdoor Activities, Things to Do with Kids, Sightseeing: "Don't miss seeing the salmon run the fish ladder in certain seasons (June through October and March through April)."
  • Best for Free Things to Do Because: The Chittenden Locks are a great, free attraction that the whole family will love. Watch boats move through the locks, and wander the beautiful gardens.
  • Best for Outdoor Activities Because: Built in 1911, these locks offer a fascinating lesson in technology. Watch a variety of boats pass through; see the salmon run in certain months.
  • 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 Sightseeing Because: The Chittenden Locks & Carl English Botanical Gardens showcase Ballard's manmade wonder. Watch boats pass through the canal.

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