Bicentennial Observation Tower

Dobbins Landing, Erie, Pennsylvania | (814) 455–6055
Write a Review Ask a Question Is this your business?
4 Reviews
Type: Museums & Monuments and Nature & Gardens
Ages: Ages 3 — adult
Cost: $
Hours of operation: May 1-30: 10am-8pm; May 31-Sept. 6: 9:30am-10pm

This 187-foot tower, located at Dobbins was built to commemorate the 1995 celebration of the city's 200th birthday, the tower has proven to be a popular gathering spot for residents and tourists alike. Two observation decks are attainable by elevator and give visitors breathtaking views of Presque Isle and its bay to the north and the sweep of Erie's historic downtown to the south.

November - March (open Saturday & Sunday only) 12PM - 4PM  
April 10AM - 6PM

4 Reviews for Bicentennial Observation Tower

April 13 2013
0 families found this helpful
"Good if you're going by"

If you are staying close, or driving by this tower, stop in and check out the view, especially in the summer or fall in the late afternoon. The sunsets are phenomenal, and there are a few great restaurants near by, such as rum runners, but these things are more geared for adults. Your children will like to look around at the top of this "lighthouse-like" tower. But if you have a large party or a group of kds, don't spend the $3 per person to go up. its not THAT great, and like I said unless you are driving by, or staying close, save your gas and go to somewhere better, such as Sarah's restaurant on presque isle, its a 50's style dinor/icecream spot. or the childrens experience museum, or the planetarium at watson curtze mansion.

Icon_reviews_xsmall 28 Icon_helpful_votes_xsmall 9
February 12 2011
0 families found this helpful
"Bicentennial Observation Tower"

My family and I stumbled onto the  Bicentennial Observation Tour an I am glad we did.  The tour cost $3 per person, which included an elevator ride to the top of the Observation deck.  

The tower was really crowded when we arrived, but worth the wait. If you visiting Erie, PA  you must, must check out the Observation Tour. The tour is  well worth $3!!

December 23 2010
0 families found this helpful
"Fun with the Family"

This 187-foot-tall tower gives an amazing view over Presque Isle, downtown Erie, andLake Erie. Take the 210 stairs to the top observation deck ortake the elevator. If you take the stairs, follow the sixteen stations that point out historic, geographic, and other landmarks.

Icon_reviews_xsmall 15 Icon_helpful_votes_xsmall 13
December 23 2010
0 families found this helpful
"More fun for adults than kids"

It's a beautiful tower in a beautiful setting. The kids aren't going to want to spend hours there, but parents will enjoy the breathtaking sunsets and the beautiful views of Lake Erie. The hours are kind of spotty, so make sure you find those out before you go. I think I remember the price being pretty reasonable too. Check it out, it's beautiful.

What's Nearby?   Hotels »   Activities »

  Find Hotels near Bicentennial Observation Tower »
  Find Activities near Bicentennial Observation Tower »
  Find Restaurants near Bicentennial Observation Tower »

Get the inside scoop from parents who have been there!