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“A place you have to go in Erie, PA”

Tom Ridge Environmental Center
Ranked #5 of 65 things to do in Erie
Certificate of Excellence
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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, as well as a gift shop/gallery. It's a great place to stop before going on the park or while in Erie.

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Reviewed 17 October 2017

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

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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.

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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

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

I assumed this was the visitor center for the Presque Isle State Park, it is located on the road to the park just before the entrance. We took the elevator to the top to look over the view of the lake and the amusement park below. The center has many exhibits, showing all the wildlife and plant life that is found in the area. They have a nice gift shop and a restaurant and lots of parking.

Thank Eileen W
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