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Boston Store Visitor Center

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Small for a National Park, but Good Information

We stopped here for an orientation to the park and area. Taking the time to watch the video... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2018
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Great place for lunch and a souvenir

It was a great place to eat our picnic lunches on the porch while watching the bikers on the... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2018
Cincinnati, Ohio
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  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“national park”(15 reviews)
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1550 Boston Mills Rd W, Peninsula, OH 44264-9617
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Reviewed 8 October 2018

We stopped here for an orientation to the park and area. Taking the time to watch the video upstairs will add to your appreciation of the park. We've visited about 50 national parks, so the constant hum of the traffic on the interstates overhead was...More

Thank andyhg
Reviewed 6 October 2018

This is a tiny visitor's center. There is a small exhibit with information about life along the canal and a cross section of a canal boat. Similar information is available at locations all along the canal so don't feel like you are missing out if...More

Thank luv4phood
Reviewed 1 October 2018

Nice stop rather you are taking a hike or bike ride. If this is a planned part of your day make sure you check the hours. There is also a small convenience store across the street that is part of the National Park as well....More

Thank Donovan C
Reviewed 5 September 2018

It was a great place to eat our picnic lunches on the porch while watching the bikers on the towpath trail. There's interesting historical information inside of the visitors center and a small souvenir shop. It's also a great place to get on the towpath...More

Thank melissabubash
Reviewed 25 August 2018

This center is located neatly near the center of the park and likely you will pass by it around the middle of your tour. The most valuable thing for the center is the short, 10 minute (or so) video they play in the upstairs. It...More

Thank Rebby2k
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

This informative visitor centre serves as a fine entry to the Towpath Trail. We visited this site twice hiking:once going north in March, and once going south in August. The first time was nice, with occasional views of the Cuyahoga River and much gorgeous scenery;...More

Thank IvanSusanin1613
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

The Boston Store VC is a decent place to go to get oriented to the Cuyahoga National Park. As the staff if you have any questions. They are very helpful. There are a few historical displays in the center, as well as a short film...More

Thank AndyB5542
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

You can collect 4 here. Average NPS Visitor Center. I'm eagerly awaiting the opening of the new and improved one down the street but it's good for stamps, info, and towpath trail access.

Thank Lauri F
Reviewed 2 August 2018

A beautiful and historic building With very good displays; But is just to small to be a Visitor Center. The Volunteer Staff is very dedicated and helpful but with the confined area for store sales and information they are overwhelmed.

Thank arpad310
Reviewed 8 July 2018

Our family visited Boston Store twice during our ventures throughout the CVNP. Our first visit was to get information on the Bike and Ride program (which is awesome!) and then to find out what the "must sees" of the park are. The exhibit on the...More

Thank marksfamilyof5
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