Possible Perry’s Monument Fee Increase! The National Park Service is proposing a fee increase for summer 2016 that would more than double the cost to ride up to the top of the 352-foot-tall Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial, the iconic Lake Erie islands monument that offers views of Canada, Michigan and Ohio.
Entrance fees would increase to $7 in 2016, up from $3, in a recently announced park proposal. The current $3 fee has been in place since 1997. In 2007, the park postponed a planned increase to $5, after the memorial was forced to shut down for repairs. Reopened since 2012, the top of the monument is accessible via an elevator ride. Children 15 and under will remain free.
According to the park, revenue from the fee would be used for continued restoration of the memorial, improved accessibility, new interpretive displays and more. The memorial receives about 160,000 visitors during its operational season, May through September.