The Tower of History is located in Sault Ste Marie in Michigan’s Chippewa County. It was built in 1968 and stands 210 feet (64 m) above the city. Visitors are taken up in an express elevator to observation decks where they can get a vantage point up to 1,200 square miles (1931 km) with views of Sault Ste Marie, Soo Locks, the St. Mary’s River, Lake Superior and to the Canadian wilderness. The tower was constructed by the Catholic Church originally as a shrine of the missionaries. It has since broadened its scope to include Native American and local history. The lower level showcases historical exhibits and information panels are through out the Tower of History.