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Tom Ridge Environmental Center

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Address: 301 Peninsula Dr, Presque Isle State Park, Erie, PA 16505-2042
Phone Number: +1 814-833-7424
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Free, educational, great for all ages.

Great historical information. Nature studies. Environmental discussions. Children's areas. Plus a cute cafe and gift shop. Perfect distraction for rainy days.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
KateMoves
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Malta, New York
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Malta, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great historical information. Nature studies. Environmental discussions. Children's areas. Plus a cute cafe and gift shop. Perfect distraction for rainy days.

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Moultrie, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The TREC provides an educational experience in the way of wildlife exhibits and films about Presque Isle State Park. Very informative! Recommend to go to top of observation tower to get a get view of area and to take pictures.

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Thank P L J
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This center is beautiful, interesting, fun and well designed. We had a wonderful time, in spite of the storms, and learned a great deal! The tower was terrific too - and it has probably the best gift shop and cafe!

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Lebanon, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We found the orientation film to be most helpful. The most amazing fact was learning about the ice dunes that form in the winter.

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Thank Marlin M
Erie, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Gift shop has many unique gifts. Christmas time is the best for decorations. It is nice you can go at your own pace, and explore and learn about Erie.

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Erie, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I take many visitors from out of town to see this center. There is a great deal to learn about our area by visiting this center & the view from the tower is an awesome view bring your camera.

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erie
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At the entrance to Presque Isle State Park. Plenty of parking- free. Free overview movie dealing with Presque Isle-15 minutes. Many interesting things to observe and interact with. Great for children.

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Thank coachrich
Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this is one of Erie's best places to visit. You can take the elevator to the top of the tower (or the steps) and get an incredibly, breathtaking view of Presque. not to mention it's free and very interactive and informative

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have stopped here a few times, love it each time, interesting and informative place to see. Clean, great for kids and adults alike. Nice little cafe and gift shop.

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Winchester, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not a boring moment in this great place. They learn from all the interactive kiosks/displays without even knowing it. There's so much to see that you can easily miss things. It may not be the best for very small children, but out guys loved it.

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