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Canal Exploration Center

7104 Canal Rd, Valley View, OH 44125-5505
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Good stop

We visited the Canal Exploration Center during one of the canal demonstrations. It was very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
marksfamilyof5
informative

Great place for the individual or family. several areas to get canal history. Check the website for... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2018
Donovan C
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Cleveland, Ohio
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7104 Canal Rd, Valley View, OH 44125-5505
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"cuyahoga valley"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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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
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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
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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
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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

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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.

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Reviewed 21 September 2017

This small museum about the Erie Canal is excellent. We went to it as break between hikes and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. It gives you a thorough understanding of the canal's construction, history, and importance. The exhibits are well-designed and should hold the interest of all...More

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Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

A small free museum with very interesting exhibits, it is a great stop if you are exploring the national park and want to learn about the region. The ranger was also terrific, taking time to talk about the park, the area and answering all our...More

Thank Pomerols
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

The Canal Exploration Center is a great place to learn the history of the river and how locks work. It's nice to step outside and see an actual lock. Makes a great connection for curious kids.

Thank sheb
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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

This park is just southeast of the very hectic and congested business area concentrated around I-77 and Rockside Road in Independence OH. Many activities are available including the Cuyahoga Valley railway, a visitor's​ center illustrating the Ohio & Erie Canal, a towpath along the canal,...More

Thank Anthony M
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