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Address: 301 Peninsula Drive, Presque Isle State Park, Erie, PA 16505
Phone Number: +1 814-833-7424
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A Nice Centre to Visit

A nice little center with a great children's section at the back. If you go up the tower, it's a beautiful view of Lake Erie.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Hamilton, Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A nice little center with a great children's section at the back. If you go up the tower, it's a beautiful view of Lake Erie.

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Williamsport, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Excellent interpretive displays, enjoyable IMAX-type theater offerings, fun trip up to the tower. Friendly volunteer greeted us and oriented us to the center.

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YONKERS
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

We drove through Presque Isle Park missing this Center on our way in. It is at the same traffic light for Waldameer Park. If you are unfamiliar with the park, make sure you stop here first. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful. They gave us a map of the park and told us the points to see. The Center... More 

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Bath, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

friendly volunterrs...good place to learn more about the area. nice place for families. lots of parking...nice gift shop

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Stopped here with friends in 2011 when Waldameer and beach were inaccessbile due to heavy rain. Great displays. Enjoyed the movie about underwater life. Sad to see the windmill was in need of repair and not operating. Looks like an idea that doesn't work in all environmental conditions and isn't worth maintaining. Too bad because alternative power is something we... More 

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Lake Winola, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The natural history tour in the basement laboratories was very interesting. We learned about some environmental challenges in the area, and saw the preservation technology being used instead of just taxidermy.

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Hudson Valley, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Good information about Lake Erie and the Island. Great gift shop with locally made items. Nice cafe for lunch. Great IMAX movie about the building of the Canadian Railroad. Staff at the desk were very friendly and gave great suggestions for things to do.

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North Springfield, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

The food at the cafe is fantastic. Karl Darius really knows how to make a simple cafe food great. The dilays are well worth the visit.

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Austin, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I agree with the comments that there are very friendly people working there, but there is not much to do. There are a few things to look at, a few interactive displays, but all in all pretty sparse in my opinion. The observation tower would have been neat (I think), but we went on a day when visibility could not... More 

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Sullivan, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Great view and lots of educational things for young and old to enjoy. Highly recommend it for kids interested in science and nature. Great gift shop and very accessible and people friendly. (June 2014)

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Address: Address: 301 Peninsula Drive, Presque Isle State Park, Erie, PA 16505
Phone Number: +1 814-833-7424
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Erie

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