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“Great views and some local history”
Review of Tower of History

Tower of History
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: The Tower of History has Native American artifacts and 15 min video on the early history of Sault Ste. Marie, MI in the lower level. Express elevator up to a series of observation decks, one glass enclosed and 2 open aired levels for the 360 degree view of Sault Ste. Marie MI and Ontario plus the St. Mary's River System. Great place to view passing Freighters!
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator
Reviewed November 22, 2012

The Tower of History (formerly called 'The Shrine of the Missionaries') is a very distinctive landmark that rises up over 200 feet in the 'Soo' (Michigan side) with three terrific viewing levels (one enclosed and two open). From here one can see for many miles in all directions as well as overlook the international twin cities of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan and Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. We watched the famous Soo canals in operation and saw a giant 1000ft.-long freighter, heading downbound, pick up supplies from a tender mid-river and then motor off into Lake Huron. I could have stayed up there all day! The base of the tower has a museum area devoted to the Chippewa First Nations and the missionaries who came to the area to spread the Word. All very fascinating and the view was simply superb!

2  Thank Reggio27
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Reviewed October 21, 2012

The Locks tour didn't fit into our schedule but the Tower of History is a great way to see them and get a bit of history.

1  Thank efhale
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Reviewed August 24, 2012

You will get a great view of Sault Ste Marie Michigan from up above. You can see the St Marys River with freighters going up and down bound. This is a beautiful view in the Fall with the colored leaves.

1  Thank sharong305
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Reviewed August 18, 2012

Tower has an outstanding view of the river and the locks. The museum at the base was disappointing. Not much to see.

1  Thank Robert S
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