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Great family experience

We visited with our kids and really loved this experience. The facility includes a children’s... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
GTA_Archer
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Toronto, Canada
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Tour of Big Nickel Mine.

Great experience for the whole family. Bring a coat and pants for the mine tour as you are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lorraine S
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Kearney, Canada
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Erected in 1951, this famous roadside attraction is a monument to the Canadian nickel industry.
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122 Big Nickel Road, Sudbury, Ontario P3E 5S9, Canada
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+1 705-522-3701
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited with our kids and really loved this experience. The facility includes a children’s indoor play area that really highlights what excellence in play based learning, where kids play being miners! We of course did the selfie with the big nickel, but my favourite...More

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Staff S, Staff Scientist at Big Nickel & Dynamic Earth, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello GTA_Archer, Thank you so very kindly for your review! We're glad to hear that you and your family enjoyed your visit to Dynamic Earth. We hope to see you again soon! Kindest regards,

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great experience for the whole family. Bring a coat and pants for the mine tour as you are underground for 1hr and 15 min and its cool down there if in shorts and tshirts. Can change back into cooler clothes after.

Thank Lorraine S
Staff S, Staff Scientist at Big Nickel & Dynamic Earth, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Lorraine S, Thank you for the great feedback, we're glad to hear you had a great experience. We hope to see you again! Kindest regards,

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Much has changed in 5 years, and it was great 5 years ago! Such a great and interactive place of fun and learning! Zoe was our guide in the mine and did an incredible job - it didn't seem like a "job" to her and...More

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Staff S, Staff Scientist at Big Nickel & Dynamic Earth, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello Tiffany M, Thank you so much for the kind review! We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your visit and we will be sure to let Zoe know how much you liked her underground tour. We hope to see you again soon! Kindest regards,

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was an interesting experience, you get to go underground to the mine and learn about mining in the different centuries.

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Staff S, staff scientist at Big Nickel & Dynamic Earth, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Tracy H, Thank you for your review. We're glad to hear that you found your experience at Dynamic Earth to be interesting. We hope to see you again soon! Kindest regards,

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed this very much & the price is right especially when coupled with Science North . A great learning experience

Thank Garth M
Staff S, staff scientist at Big Nickel & Dynamic Earth, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Garth M, thank you for your review. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Dynamic Earth! Kindest regards,

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

All this time living in Ontario, and never did a trip to Sudbury to do the mine tour. Glad we did. Very informative, and even our 12 year old son, who is always "Bored", (Parents with Tweens will understand), didn't want to leave. Very interactive...More

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Staff S, staff scientist at Big Nickel & Dynamic Earth, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Durango_Traveller, thank you so much for your review! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed Dynamic Earth and hope to see you again soon. Kindest regards,

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had been to Sudbury four times before and it never worked out that we got to see the Dynamic Earth portion of the site (we didn't visit in summer before). This was our first time going into the mine and it was really fun,...More

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Staff S, Staff Scientist at Big Nickel & Dynamic Earth, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Edward W. Thank you so much for your kind review. We're thrilled to hear that you had a good time at Dynamic Earth! We hope to see you again soon! Kindest regards,

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this attraction, created great memories. Loved going in the mine, wear good footwear and a jacket. Not for really young kids under 4 might find scary. Cool to learn about the history of mining and new efforts to preserve nature. I can’t believe what...More

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Staff S, Staff Scientist at Big Nickel & Dynamic Earth, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Kiefer75, Thank you for your review! We're glad to hear that you had a good time visiting Dynamic Earth. We hope to see you and your family again soon! Kindest regards,

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I historic landmark for Sudbury saying our big nickel that were famous for. It is also where dynamic earth is which is a very interesting, educational, and fun place to visit for the whole family. You get to Learn about the mining and Sudbury and...More

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Staff S, Staff Scientist at Big Nickel & Dynamic Earth, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Yellca, Thank you for the review! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Dynamic Earth and the Big Nickel. We hope to see you again soon! Kindest regards,

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our son had not seen the Big Nickle so we had to stop there on our way up north. Enjoyed seeing it. Nice to get a parking refund if there less than 45 minutes. And then we went on to see the Wawa Goose!

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Staff S, Staff Scientist at Big Nickel & Dynamic Earth, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Kimmcdt, We're glad that you enjoyed your stop at the Big Nickel! We hope to see you again soon. Kindest regards,

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Michael L
August 4, 2018|
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Response from Kasmar C | Reviewed this property |
I would say yes but you'll need to take more than one spot. If the place is busy, you might not find the room. I suggest you visit 1st think in the morning. FYI, we had to pay $6 for parking. It was a new fee.
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Don P
March 22, 2018|
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Response from Staff S | Property representative |
Hello Don P. and thank you for reaching out! Dynamic Earth is open from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm. The underground tour typically lasts between 60 to 75 mins and the first tour begins at 10:15 am. The very last tour offered... More
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RyaKar
October 5, 2017|
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Response from Peter K | Reviewed this property |
I was told the end of September.
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