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Address: State Street, on Dobbins Landing, Erie, PA
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GREAT VIEW of the AREA

An elevator takes you up 3 stories where you get a panoramic view of the lake & surrounding area (downtown Erie) . Don't miss the "Great Lakes" sunken ships maps that are on the... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2016
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New Cumberland, Pennsylvania
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177 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Port Erie Bicentennial Tower is a fun place to tour during the day! My hubby enjoyed climbing all the steps to the 2nd level observation tower 138 feet in the air, while I enjoyed the peace and gentle breezes off the large expansive 1st level observation deck! They have a cute souvenir shop with fun finds which we really liked!... More 

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Thank Donna S
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very nice. On a clear day you can see all the way to Canada.. They even have different boad cruises to take you along lake Erie..

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Canton, Ohio
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141 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

On a trip between Canton Ohio and Buffalo NY we stopped in Erie PA. Following Lake Erie on most of our trip I wanted to see the lake up close. We got off the main highway and drove into Erie and down to the waterfront. There we found an incredible park and Bicentennial Tower. We were there on a holiday... More 

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Thank Chef Ed L
Toronto, Canada
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1,143 reviews
968 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 587 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

The day we visited this tower, we were quite lucky. It was free entrance! I found out that it was erected for Erie’s bicentennial year in 1996. That is why it is called the Port Erie Bicentennial Tower. There was a lot of information about Erie and this tower. There was quite a lot of parking in front of this... More 

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Thank Robby G C
Erie, Pennsylvania
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177 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

The scenes are majestic, and if you're not afraid of heights you should check out the top of the tower. Plenty of views, perfect for tourists!

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Thank sassypants777
Sarasota, Florida
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26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

As visitors, we took a drive downtown and saw this at the end of the street. So interesting! I wasn't sure what it was, but it made for a great picture over the frozen water!

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Thank MarieInSarasota
Massillon, Ohio
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388 reviews
194 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

The $4 ride (cash only!) to the top is well worth it. Beautiful views. Just be careful on a windy day! It's even windier up top!

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Lancaster, California
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24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

An elevator takes you up 3 stories where you get a panoramic view of the lake & surrounding area (downtown Erie) . Don't miss the "Great Lakes" sunken ships maps that are on the top floor in the elevator area.

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Pennysylvania
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44 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Views were phenomenal! Well worth the $4 for the breathtaking views of Lake Erie at the top of the tower.

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Thank 8croos8
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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

I love climbing the stairs to see the gorgeous views of Lake Erie! There is also an elevator if you dont want to take the stairs. But for my money $4, is a steal for the views you get to experience. Also at the top there are little posts with history snippets so you can read about the area while... More 

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