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Port Erie Bicentennial Tower, Erie

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Observation Deck · Hidden Gem · 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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  • Loved the many placards telling the history of the Erie Bay area. Liked that the placards tell you what you're seeing in different directions. Elevator only; can't walk up the steps. I highly...  more »
  • This is a nice place to walk around, there’s a lot of restaurants in the area as well to enjoy! There’s a nice view of Lake Erie and picnic tables for those who want to eat. There’s a little cafe...  more »
  • If you like a spectacular view then this is the place to go. It's an amazing view. Also there are signs posted all around the tower to read about Erie's history which I found to be very interesting. So there is something for everyone.
  • I was excited about eating here for lunch, but the food was less than stellar. The She Crab soup (not pictured) was the best thing we ordered. Crab cake/sauce was good. The fish was VERY bland despite appearing seasoned. The clam chowder and lobster roll were just ok. Definitely had much better. We felt like everything just needed more seasoning. Lunch plates were small (not much bigger than appetizer plates). $120 (with tip) for 4 people - No alcohol purchased. Just was not what I expected for the price. However, 3 stars because the wait staff was great and the location was perfect. I would not go back, simply because the food does not justify the cost.

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