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All reviews observation tower gift shop green screen presque isle state park lake erie big screen interactive displays free attraction unique gifts natural history great place to learn rainy day great lakes hands on activities all ages front desk great for kids
Our visit was in mid-October so most of the activities are over for the season. We did go up in the observation tower which has a nice view of the lake. A few of the exhibits had broken gizmos which need repair.
We stopped here expecting to kill an hour or so. I was wrong. We were here half a day, and the kids still weren't bored or wanting to leave. If you have younger kids and need to stay inside on a rainy day, this is...More
This is the place to go before Presque Isle Park. The information desk was great in informing us of not only what to do but what to avoid based on current conditions in the park (such as muddy trails and even wind conditions). The lookout...More
I was surprised when I entered & learned there was no admission free. The films, however, are $5 each which I didn't mind at all. Four different ones are shown each day so it would be a little pricey if you wanted to watch all...More
I wasn't expecting a lot when my wife brought me here for a surprise birthday trip. She and her mom visited here a few months ago and I remember her telling me about this center. Some of the displays seemed very simple and much of...More
We read about the center in AAA or we probably would never have stopped. We didn't know what an environmental center was all about. It is a green building, but really serves as an educational center for the area. There are lots of exhibits of...More
We were spending the day in Erie and happed upon the Tom Ridge Environmental Center. We stopped on a whim before heading back to Pittsburgh. It was surprisingly wonderful. It is full of information about the area. It is presented in easily accessed areas. There...More
My boyfriend and I visited after touring Presque Isle and on our way to the Bayfront. We enjoyed the many exhibits and the view from the observation tower! I think the Center is a great place to take children - especially on a rainy day,...More
The observation tower is a must see view! It’s my favorite part of TREC. The exhibits are interesting as well as the movies on the big green screen, a little pricey at $9 but I know it goes to a good cause.