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Port Erie Bicentennial Tower, Erie

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Observation Deck Landmark
The Bicentennial Tower is an observation tower located in Erie, Pennsylvania and features panoramic views of Lake Erie, Presque Isle State Park, and downtown Erie. The tower was built to signify the city's bicentennial year 1996. It is tall and has 2 observation decks. It's located at the end of State Street on Dobbins Landing.
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Where to stay in Erie

Lake resorts offering comfortable accommodations and access to the water stand along the shores. For more intimate lodgings, consider a bed and breakfast or inn in the town center, with easy access to the lake. Chain hotels are affordable and convenient, while nature lovers may enjoy the campgrounds on the outskirts of the city.
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  • Went fishing on the pier. Lighthouse is nice to walk around. Lots of restaurants and bars around it.  more »
  • Port Erie Bicentennial Tower is a fun place to tour during the day! My hubby enjoyed climbing all the steps to the 2nd level observation tower 138 feet in the air, while I enjoyed the peace and gentle...  more »
  • Very nice. On a clear day you can see all the way to Canada.. They even have different boad cruises to take you along lake Erie..  more »
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  • Nice iconic tower on the Erie Bayfront. Relatively well kept. The Observation deck is only about 130 feet so it seems odd to charge $4 a person to take a 10 story elevator trip. And unlike the tower at the TREC, you can't walk up or down the stairs. That's unfortunate because a rider to the top combined with a slow walk down the stairs - seeing the city and bay from different heights - would be a much better experience.
  • Nice view but thinking it should be little or no cost to go up the tower.
  • Victorian Princess Sunday brunch paddle wheel boat trip​. Hooray for fun!
  • Fantastic way to view the lake and the sunsets. However do not look at downtown Erie. The eyesore will spoil the moment unless the city fixes major tourism issues to attract tourists.
  • Love the view, and gift shop and food and fishing