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Jumbo The Elephant Monument

76 Talbot St, Saint Thomas, Ontario N5P 1A5, Canada
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elephant fun

My family loved seeing Jumbo. we also enjoyed getting our picture taken rail car store was super... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tiffany H
Finally Up Close and Personal

Knew of the sad demise of Jumbo the elephant from the Barnum and Bailey Circus Days.As most things... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2018
michaelsadowski
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Guelph, Canada
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76 Talbot St, Saint Thomas, Ontario N5P 1A5, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family loved seeing Jumbo. we also enjoyed getting our picture taken rail car store was super cute.

Thank Tiffany H
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Reviewed 14 April 2018

Knew of the sad demise of Jumbo the elephant from the Barnum and Bailey Circus Days.As most things pass in time, its great to know that several locals were inspired to erect this monument to this piece of local history.Well done!

Thank michaelsadowski
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Reviewed 19 March 2018

Jumbo has a historic role in the late 1880's and died in St Thomas. The monument is a well done rendition of the original elephant. It is a treat for the whole family - kids find him a blast and they are amazed by his...More

Thank gregfK5214RX
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

The Jumbo Memorial is dedicated to the huge elephant that was killed by a train in St Thomas. Jumbo was at the time the largest elephant in a circus in the world. the story of how he met his demise is a great mystery with...More

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Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

I'm a nanny I took the child I watch to see Jumbo he was so excited and was very interested what happened to him, everytime we drive by I have to tell the story we took pictures with Jumbo. Vicky

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Seeing the monument is a heads up about what life was like for circus animals. Very sad end for poor Jumbo. Look up Suzuki’s Nature of Things program on Jumbo.

1  Thank E9954AKdonaldm
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Reviewed 13 January 2018

The life-size statue of the giant elephant known as 'Jumbo' when he was alive, is found overlooking the western access into Saint Thomas on Talbot Road. It memorializes the accidental demise of the great beast while Ringling Brothers Circus was in town, at a time...More

Thank Richard_M_Renneboog
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Reviewed 11 January 2018

Although a sad story, this is a fun monument to visit. You do have to drive to get there (from what I remember), and I think tours were available, although we didn't go on one.

Thank Chelsea K
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Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Jumbo is a huge St.Thomas monument tourist attraction. The detail and size of this massive elephant is astounding. Taking my grandchildren there and reading the story placed there gives them the knowledge of what happened to the grand elephant. But for them to walk around...More

Thank K6905JKkarenk
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Well like I said it's location is very poor should be more visible for people to see when you drive in Town like in the Train Museum would be much much better please move it.

Thank Nicole S
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Donna M
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Response from atravelingsingle | Reviewed this property |
Hello it is still there it was shrouded off to clean up the area last week now shining again all grime removed
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