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Big Nickel & Dynamic Earth

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Address: 122 Big Nickel Road, Sudbury, Ontario P3E 5S9, Canada
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+1 705-522-3701
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Erected in 1951, this famous roadside attraction is a monument to the...

Erected in 1951, this famous roadside attraction is a monument to the Canadian nickel industry.

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Not as good as Science North, but still well worth the visit!

This place offers a really good overview of the history of mining in Canada. For smaller kids there is a mine play structure that will keep the little ones busy for hours. The... read more

Reviewed 18 March 2017
Michael Z
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17 reviews
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

This place offers a really good overview of the history of mining in Canada. For smaller kids there is a mine play structure that will keep the little ones busy for hours. The sand box was just amazing.

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Thank Michael Z
North Bay, Canada
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Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

It's been a while since we have been here and I was happy to see the updates. Everything was well run/organized. The underground tour was great. After trying to get the kids out of the kids' mining area was very hard, crying that they wanted to stay. I'm sure they would have been happy staying there for hours. I also... More 

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Guelph, Canada
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Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Went during march break with 7 year old and two 4 year olds. The mine tour was a tad on the technical side, even for me watching the boys so maybe not totally focusing I was lost in parts. The play structure is fantastic the boys loved it. The area with rocks and minerals was great. Made even more interesting... More 

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Thank bettlork
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Very interesting visit to understand and appreciate the mining industry. The trip down the shaft is really entertaining but not for kids as helmets are required. Definitively worth spending an afternoon visiting the big nickel.

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Thank Luciano K
Sudbury, Canada
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This spot gives people a first hand view of what goes on in our Mines. It is also an Enlarged duplicate of what a Nickel looks like. Awesome gift shop.

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Thank 1946LAMB
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Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Spent one night in sudbury and stayed in Econolodge hotel nearby big nickel so came here to visit. amazing view. Lovely atmosphere. If you are coming to sudbury, don't forget to visit this place.

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Thank RayKarter
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

What a great place here in Sudbury. There's lots to do, take a pic with the big nickel, go underground on a tour. Awesome gift shop to visit. Lot's to do !

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Thank Lana H
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Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Definitely a must for any Canadian family. Great tourist spot to visit and take pictures. Convenient location, and never busy. You can take as long or as little as you want to explore everything.

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Thank Glenna B
Sudbury Ont. Canada
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

It is an O.K. place . Other then the tour , not much to do . It is just worth a few hours of time . A few other things to see . It has a snack bar and gift shop .

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Thank im1
North Bay, Canada
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Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Great thing to see and definitely a mistake if your in the area. One of those road side attractions that really need to be seen to be appreciated. Not much of a view besides the nickle itself but located right beside dynamic earth so you can definitely make a day out of it.

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