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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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An OK Experience

The Tower of History really isn't much of an attraction. You are taken up to an observation point... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sebastian, Florida

I was amazed at what you could see once you rode the elevator up to the top and seen the views all... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Yone L
Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan
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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!
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good36%
  • Average22%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
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326 E Portage Ave, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783-2056
+1 906-632-3658
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Tower of History really isn't much of an attraction. You are taken up to an observation point and it has listed the boats, homes, etc in the area and you can view them from above. I was expecting something a bit more so I...More

Thank barbaragwen270
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was amazed at what you could see once you rode the elevator up to the top and seen the views all around you. This is something that you need to experience for your self. On the ground floor you have a little museum and...More

Thank Yone L
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Stopped in to climb to the top and the signs outside listed the open hours. Parked and walked up only to find that it was not yet open for the Summer season

Thank Retired-Lt
Reviewed 23 March 2017

If you are like me, you really enjoy an "elevated perspective." At the Tower of History you get a LOT of elevated perspective. All of the Sault Locks - both American and Canadian - are right in front of you. But you get much more:...More

Thank Bob F
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Sometimes a high vantage point can give a new perspective to what y ou have seen from ground level. taking the elevator to the top of the tower then seeing the locks from the viewing platforms gives such a perspective

Thank Fred_49341
Reviewed 14 January 2017

Highly recommend an hour here. Multiple levels of scenes found no where else in the area. They have a very informative video playing as well, but they would make accommodations a little more formal and not so crude.

Thank Eric M
Reviewed 2 January 2017

On our visit , she was closed for the season ! But, we then met the Janitor/Overseer (Paul) who offered to open up for Us ! What a great offer to a couple he had just met & showed a level of honesty that nowadays...More

Thank Skeney57
Reviewed 23 December 2016

Pretty spectacular view of the river. Watched a couple of ships pass. Great for taking photos, good unobstructed views. Price was lower than I expected.

Thank JoeyK2559
Reviewed 10 November 2016

The tower has a very small museum and an outstanding view at the top of the tower. We were lucky and got to see a ship pass into and out of the locks. We visited the area in late October and the tree were just...More

Thank Patricia E
Reviewed 7 October 2016

Great views from the four viewing platforms. Great picture taking from here! You can do open air decks or glassed observation areas and watch St. Mary's river and Canada. You are at a height of 210 feet. You can see as far as 20 miles...More

Thank ggerskine
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