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Tom Ridge Environmental Center

301 Peninsula Dr, Presque Isle State Park, Erie, PA 16505-2042
+1 814-833-7424
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Fun, educational and very interesting.

We always take our visitors there. The view from the top is great. They have several free films... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Peggy S
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Erie, Pennsylvania, United States
Great view with an education of the area

We stopped in so we could go up the tower and we were glad we did as the lighthouses were closed... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Samantha C
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301 Peninsula Dr, Presque Isle State Park, Erie, PA 16505-2042
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We always take our visitors there. The view from the top is great. They have several free films that are fun, educational and easy to understand for all ages. Interesting set ups all through that you can move and see and learn from. A nice...More

Thank Peggy S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in so we could go up the tower and we were glad we did as the lighthouses were closed the day we went. The stair is nice but there is also an elevator as well. Inside was a wealth of information on the...More

Thank Samantha C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We started out looking for a Christmas ornament with Presque Isle or Erie and they had nice options. We were given a tour of behind the scenes to maintenance of Presque Isle Park and it was fascinating. They also offered nature inspired movies at the...More

Thank CrunchandMunch17
Reviewed 5 November 2017

On a bus tour and we stopped here. We were suppose to have lunch here but they were unable to accomadate us due to the size of 50+ people. This was the tour guide's fault not the center. However we found it to be somewhat...More

Thank Brenda S
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Very interesting. Well spaced out & easy to read signs. Wish we had known about the outdoors tours before we got there. Some tried the restaurant & said it was very good.

Thank Diane C
Reviewed 23 October 2017

This was not a long stop but a good way to get some history and ecological info on Lake Erie. Take in the video and the lookout is worth a visit as well.

Thank Rhonda T
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

The Tom Ridge Center is a lot of things: a natural history museum of the local area, a visitors center for Erie and a movie theater with environmental films. But TREC also has a cafe, an observation tower with views of Lake Erie and Waldameer,...More

Thank Erie_PA_1994
Reviewed 17 October 2017

We enjoyed walking through TREC and finding out a little more about the area since it was our first visit.

Thank Donna G
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Lots of good history and good info on Presque isle. We had soup on this rainy day in their cafe. They have an observation tower that had sweeping views of the area.

Thank JimS628
Reviewed 3 October 2017

very educational. very nice gift shop. the view is beautiful and a nice way to start your visit to the state park beaches

Thank Kirsten K
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Jessica K
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It's free, but you have to pay for the movies w/ or w/o concessions.
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