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History and Nature all in one

Historic area with a large National Park Area well worth it and free. Area has many walking trails... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2018
Charlotte NC
A great museum for any history buff!

This attraction, located in CVNP, is excellent in its comprehensive scope of the history of the... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2018
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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7104 Canal Rd, Valley View, OH 44125-5505
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Reviewed 30 September 2018

Historic area with a large National Park Area well worth it and free. Area has many walking trails along canal and through the property.

Thank EMB08
Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

This attraction, located in CVNP, is excellent in its comprehensive scope of the history of the Erie Canal, its impact and its continued legacy. Tourists will appreciate the interactive exhibits and canal lock located right outside this newly-renovated museum. There are also some great photo...More

Thank jimtom87
Reviewed 26 August 2018

Plenty of parking and easy access. You are able to see perfect examples of the canal locks that were used. The center has a number of displays which were really helpful to understand the size and complexity of the canal system that ran through Ohio....More

Thank Rebby2k
Reviewed 25 July 2018

We were riding bikes on that towpath so many times and we didn't even know that they were giving presentations how the canal locks work! We would always stop by and wonder how that thing worked...and now we know!

Thank BuckeyeAdventures
Reviewed 8 July 2018

We visited the Canal Exploration Center during one of the canal demonstrations. It was very informative and our group found it interesting. It was nice to enter the refurbished air conditioned center on a super hot day. Our kids found the hands on exhibits interesting....More

Thank marksfamilyof5
Reviewed 10 April 2018

Great place for the individual or family. several areas to get canal history. Check the website for hours. Even if its closed when you get there you can always go for a nice walk at the canal.

Thank Donovan C
Reviewed 13 March 2018

I enjoyed my visit to the canal exploration center. I relearned a few things I had discovered before. I like the gift shop and all the display items. I like being where the action was.

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

We road our tandem bicycle from Indigo Lake and stopped here for a break. Interesting history. Nice ranger.

Thank ester94
Reviewed 4 October 2017

The Canal Exploration Center in Valley View, OH is part of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. The exploration center is located in a beautifully old historic building that has stood on this spot at lock 38 on the Ohio & Erie Canal for over 150...More

Thank GilB867
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Kelley with the NPS was a treat to talk with. Knowledgeable and visitor-friendly. Enjoyed her explanations of some much about the canals and her taking time to go outside to point things out.

Thank vinomanfla
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