Tower of History, Sault Ste. Marie

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The Tower of History (originally the Tower of Missionaries) is a 210-foot (64 m) observation tower in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. Located at 326 E. Portage Avenue, it was the tallest observation tower in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan when completed in 1968. The tower was built in a modernist style and consists of three vertical, trapezoid-shaped columns that support five cantilevered observation platforms. It provides a panoramic, 360-degree view of the Soo Locks, the St. Mary's River, Lake Superior, and cities on both the American and Canadian sides of the border. The view extends for roughly 20 miles (32 km); in total, approximately 1,200 square miles (3,100 km2) are visible from the tower.
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  • To me, this object looks more like “after military” one with its very rough elevation. When you rich the top, you will be amazed by beautiful view of the city, the canal, Soo Locks, St. Marys... 
    To me, this object looks more like “after military” one with its very rough elevation. When you rich the top, you will be amazed by beautiful view of the city, the canal, Soo Locks, St. Marys...  more »
  • I had been here many years ago but I didn't remember much about it. The main floor is full of many artifacts and pictures/drawings covering many topics. Take the time to read the information to get a....  more
    I had been here many years ago but I didn't remember much about it. The main floor is full of many artifacts and pictures/drawings covering many topics. Take the time to read the information to get a....  more »
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  • Great view of City and Canada. Saw barges going thru the locks. Really enjoyed it.
  • Nice place to see around town. Has some nice displays and unique Native American objects.

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