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“An interesting stop to get an overview of Lake Erie.”

Tom Ridge Environmental Center
Ranked #3 of 65 things to do in Erie
Certificate of Excellence
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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.

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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.

Thank Donna G
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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.

Thank JimS628
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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

Thank Kirsten K
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