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1000 Islands Tower

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Address: 716 Highway 137 | Hill Island, Lansdowne, Ontario K0E 1L0, Canada
Phone Number: +1 613-659-2335
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Description: The 1000 Islands Tower (formerly known as 1000 Islands Skydeck) is a...
The 1000 Islands Tower (formerly known as 1000 Islands Skydeck) is a unique tourist attraction located between the spans of the 1000 Islands International Bridge on Hill Island. Running continuously, the elevator takes only 40 seconds to reach the first of three observation decks and provide visitors with a spectacular photographic opportunity as they enjoy the panoramic view of the 1000 Islands and St Lawrence River stretched out 400' below. The first deck is glass enclosed and wheelchair accessible. Visitors can browse our Gift shop, exchange Currency and enjoy a Cup of Coffee in our Skydeck Cafe.
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Majestic panoramic view!

Well worth visiting. We have taken a few different tours of the thousand islands so it was a wonderful tie in to experience the view from the sky deck. I will also add that if... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Brockville, Canada
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Brockville, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Well worth visiting. We have taken a few different tours of the thousand islands so it was a wonderful tie in to experience the view from the sky deck. I will also add that if you are lucky enough to experience the view in the fall as well as the summer you are in for a treat.

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Oakhurst, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I was so afraid to go up in the 1000 Islands Tower but my husband finally convinced me to do it and I am so glad I did! The elevator is enclosed so you don't have to see where you are going until you get to the top. For those that have fear of heights, this is very important! Once... More 

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Trenton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I don't normally like going to the tops of high things just to see what there is too see but we went and it was great. I was really hoping to be able to walk up the stairs and get a work out in but the stairs are an emergency exit only. The view is awesome and there is lots... More 

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chesterton, IN
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30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Since I seem to like going to the top in all buildings, etc., this was one more. I loved the view, it was a nice day and you could see forever. It was a nice stop and not crowded when we were there. I never knew this existed until it was on our bus tour itinerary. At first, I thought... More 

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Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

This tower gives you a great view of the surrounding area. It is a short ride from the border and worth the stop. There is a gift shop at the bottom and a short elevator ride to the top. The first level is enclosed. The top level is open so your camera is not behind glass.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The 1000 Islands Tower provides a nice opportunity to have a "birds eye view" of the area. Quite stunning to see. The elevator brings you up to the main observation deck which is surrounded by glass. That area also contains brochures and other information as well. From there, you can take the steps up to a second and a third... More 

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Mallorytown, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

we took our kids up the tower last summer, great views and could see our cottage. well worth the cost of 10.00 each. nice souvenir shop in bottom and great ice cream cones. nice time...thanks

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

there is a high speed elevator that takes you to the lower of 3 observation levels. This level has a greeter who will describe the various views and what you can see in the distances. There is a clear glass surrounding the viewing area so not the best level for taking pictures. You will need to use the stairs (not... More 

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Lachenaie Qc Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

I had seen this tower in a brochure 5 years ago and since then I said to myself I should go there so it is done now. Indeed up there the view is very nice. Of course if the sky is clear one can see quite far and there are so many of these Islands. It is also, as explained... More 

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Perrysburg, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The tour guide at the top of the tower was EXTREMELY knowledgeable about the area and its history! Was well worth the fee we paid to visit! Breathtaking views of the islands---- we were glad we picked this option instead of the boat tour and were very thankful to see the land from up high!

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