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interesting local historical site

have visited many times, my kids used to ask to go as they liked going up the tower and the... read more

Reviewed August 10, 2017
Alison P
Kitchener, Canada
Beautiful monument in urban sprawl

Visited on a rainy Sunday with my children. Easy and ample parking. A beautiful tower but looking a... read more

Reviewed May 21, 2017
Amy L
Saint Thomas, Canada
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10 Aug 2017
“interesting local historical site”
21 May 2017
“Beautiful monument in urban sprawl”
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300 Lookout Lane, Kitchener, Ontario N2P 2X8, Canada
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed July 2, 2015

It is a historical site, a quick stop to admire the serene surroundings. We stopped here on our way to St. Jacob Market. The tower was closed so we took a stroll of the surrounding beautiful area adjoining the Grand river. The history of the...More

2  Thank Brad J
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Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

We visited in July 2014. The tower was closed off so we weren't able to go inside. We had a nice picnic in the shade. There is also a nice park with play structures for the kids. Plus walking and hiking trails.

1  Thank AlW_12
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Reviewed August 10, 2017

have visited many times, my kids used to ask to go as they liked going up the tower and the lookout..river view and old cemetary..definately a go for the history buff!

Thank Alison P
Reviewed May 21, 2017 via mobile

Visited on a rainy Sunday with my children. Easy and ample parking. A beautiful tower but looking a little rundown. Lots of graffiti and roof structure needs attention. We were disappointed that we couldn't go up into the tower to appreciate the views of the...More

Thank Amy L
Reviewed March 22, 2017 via mobile

This is a great area of town and th h e trail system was a big surprise. Lots of nice photo ops if your into nature shots

Thank Mike R
Reviewed February 11, 2017

Great walk along the river and golf course to get to this tower which displays history of the region.

Thank Jane3722
Reviewed November 16, 2016

Great Tower to visit, It is no longer open to go up inside, but still something to see., Great Views and just a nice place to sit and chat or talk a stroll

Thank Italian1969
Reviewed September 11, 2016

You can walk from one park to another if you go to the left. Going to the right seems even longer to get to the next park that intersects.

Thank emmalou878
Reviewed June 17, 2016

Located near the river this old 'pioneer tower' is a great lookout point for the grand river as it leaves Kitchener on its way to Cambridge.

Thank crobinson2014
Reviewed May 18, 2016

Very pretty lookout point and a surprisingly secluded location for being in the middle of a suburb. Connected to the Grand River Trail. The trail gets pretty rough between Pioneer Tower and HWY 8 though.

Thank William S
Reviewed April 11, 2016

I live in proximity to the tower and it is primarily a place to take young children to play on the swings and jungle gym. I have never been in the tower as it is continuously locked and does not appear to be part of...More

1  Thank Alex P
Reviewed April 10, 2016

While I can see this special place across the Grand River from our home, it is always great to revisit to a place that commemorates the roots to the settlement of the Region. The pioneer cemetery as well as the views up and down the...More

Thank Neil T
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