Visited this attraction 1st week of May 2013. It was very windy the day we were there. The wind was so bad we were unable to make it to the top. We were about 10 feet short of the top when we gave up. We could feel the tower moving in the wind. The lady in the store said the tower was designed to move. I have been on a few towers and this was the only one I felt move. Before we climbed, we noticed the cement footings in some spots were badly worn away. It seems to me the tower needs some work. Also, the swinging bridge looks like it could use some work. Anyway, it is an amazing view. The store there reminds me of a store you might see on The Waltons or Little House on the Prairie. Because I have lived in a big city my whole life, I really enjoyed this store. There are many hand-made products in this store, made by local residents. I think the store is the real attraction.