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Tower of History

326 E Portage Ave, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783-2056
+1 906-632-3658
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Great view

You can go up in the tower and have a great view of the locks and the town. The name is misleading... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Donna M
Wolcottville, Indiana
Go for the exercise and views

It wasn't quite what I expected. Maybe we missed something. But we watched a video then took the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ann B
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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!
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  • Average20%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible3%
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326 E Portage Ave, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783-2056
+1 906-632-3658
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You can go up in the tower and have a great view of the locks and the town. The name is misleading in that it is not a history museum but more of a lookout place.

Thank Donna M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It wasn't quite what I expected. Maybe we missed something. But we watched a video then took the stairs to the observation levels - 292 steps. There is an elevator, but we needed the exercise. Views at the top are great!

Thank Ann B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a very interesting stop. I wasn't sure I would like the height but it was fine. The views from the top of the tower couldn't be beat. I liked the placards outside that explain what you're seeing in every direction. Very recommended.

Thank Linda B
Reviewed 7 September 2017

We visited here September of 2016. Has an excellent view of the area! Could see a long ways. We were lucky because it was a sunny, clear day.

1  Thank E1497ZLcheryll
Reviewed 1 September 2017

Stop by this great little attraction and take the elevator to the top. You won't be disappointed. It was a rainy day when we arrived, but by the time we went to this attraction, the sun had come out. You could see the locks and...More

Thank Ruth G
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed the view of the locks and got some great pictures of the ships. Watched a pilot boat make a delivery to One of the ships Enjoyed reading the history Recommend visiting. We purchased ticket for valley camp with tower and enjoyed both. So...More

Thank figgle0907
Reviewed 28 August 2017

If you get the chance definitely go up in the tower , there are beautiful views and you can see for miles

Thank Jennifer R
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

While there are a few historical artifacts displayed at this location as well as a 15 minute informative video presentation of the history of Sault Ste. Marie, the Tower of History serves more as an observation tower than museum. Over twenty floors in height, the...More

Thank Heather K
Reviewed 19 August 2017

We did this tour and were able to see a large area. Bring binoculars if you have them. There is a another flight of stairs to take to the top to get another perspective. If you are one that likes steps, you can take those...More

Thank Ray P
Reviewed 3 August 2017

This was on a list of most unusual things to do in each county of Michigan. It is interesting and unusual. Museum has some nice things to look at, but the views are stupendeous. Signs help you understand what you are seeing, If you can...More

1  Thank reg v
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