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“Very Educational and Great shop for Unique Gifts and Ornaments”

Tom Ridge Environmental Center
Ranked #5 of 65 things to do in Erie
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 22 November 2017

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 cost of a regular movie. We enjoyed the full lake Erie view from atop the "lighthouse" picturesque. We went on a Monday off season, I imagine when it gets warmer it's probably crazy busy. Worth it.

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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 boring and a waste of time. Too many cardboard features instead of actual items.

Thank Brenda S
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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
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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.

Thank Rhonda T
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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.

Thank Erie_PA_1994
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