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Tom Ridge Center

301 Peninsula Drive, Presque Isle State Park, Erie, PA 16505
814-833-5049
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Ranked #9 of 21 attractions in Erie
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, History Museums
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Seneca, Pennsylvania, United States
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

The Tom Ridge Environmental Center is a museum designed around Presque Island and Lake Erie history. This museum contains two floors of displays, historical facts and paintings of Lake Erie. This museum also provides an elevator ride to the observation deck overlooking Lake Erie and Waldameer Park. This museum also offers several movie options to be shown on the big... More

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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This place is packed full of interesting facts about Presque Isle. We were disappointed that the film that explained how the Isle formed wasn't working but there was plenty of info throughout the facility that explained it all. We toured some aquariums, viewed photos on display. Walked to the top of the tower & could see over the top of... More

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Pittsburgh
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Very interesting! Lots of historical information and local information. Nice little gift shop. Glad we visited!

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East Butler, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Lots of information about Erie area. Very nice displays and plenty of information. Presque Isle is a great place to spend time near the water and do some fishing. It was great.

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Lilly, PA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

A great place for the entire family, very interesting for any age group, from Seniors to children, a great learning experience for the whole family. We will be bring our Grandchildren here in the near future.

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Orlando, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

It's a tribute, but lacks much, pass on. There's much more to do and see in the area. this is just one of many aspects of this area.

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Patton, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Hands on learning stations, had a great view of the Lake, even got to see many live fish in aquariums that live in Lake Erie, the landscape outside needed help, very weedy :(

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Sigel, Pennsylvania, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Great way to spend some free time. Nice exhibits and informative movies. Go to the top of the tower. It's a spectacular view.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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86 reviews 86 reviews
51 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

The Tom Ridge Environmental Center is right at the entrance of Presque State park. We stopped here for about an hour to see the small free exhibits and short free film they offered about Presque Isle. There is also other films throughout the day that you would pay for, but they are a nominal fee. Modern clean facility. Also check... More

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Give yourself multiple hours to explore all there is to see at this location. If you enjoy nature, and our ecosystem, this is a must stop during your visit to Erie Pa. Make sure that you have time to enjoy a couple movies in the huge screen theater. Don't forget to go to the top and check out the views... More

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