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Big Nickel & Dynamic Earth

122 Big Nickel Road, Sudbury, Ontario P3E 5S9, Canada
+1 705-522-3701
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Visiting the World Beneath Our Feet

Visited with a 3yr old and he loved the fossils and mineral gallery as everything could be touched... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Alexis C
via mobile
Great roadside stop. Must see!

The Big Nickel is a must see stop on the way in or out or while staying in Sudbury. Great photo... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Burlington, Canada
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Erected in 1951, this famous roadside attraction is a monument to the Canadian nickel industry.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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122 Big Nickel Road, Sudbury, Ontario P3E 5S9, Canada
+1 705-522-3701
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited with a 3yr old and he loved the fossils and mineral gallery as everything could be touched and manipulated. The mining playground was also a huge hit. Going underground was not something he enjoyed - perhaps too young. We did a sleepover which was...More

Thank Alexis C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Big Nickel is a must see stop on the way in or out or while staying in Sudbury. Great photo op!!! It's bright and shiny will always be remembered.

Thank JALToronto
Reviewed 3 days ago

I'm not sure who had a better time our 8 year old or us parents. The tour of the mine is a must do. And the indoor playground was a big hit. Some of the video and electronic interactive activities were a bit hard for...More

Thank Mrs_McQueenie
Reviewed 5 days ago

Far surpassed expectations. The mining tour was fantastic. You experience mining through the ages in a simulated underground mine - you actually go down underground. It is cool down there so be prepared. We had a fantastic guide for the tour. Back aboveground, all sorts...More

Thank JarMarJHM
Reviewed 5 days ago

Brought my son here for the dinasaur exhibit, it was pretty amazing. Lots to learn about and then we did the mine tour. Our guide Sierra was pretty good and very knowledgeable, and very interactive with the crowd. She kept our interest the entire tour...More

Thank WYR_Perras
Reviewed 6 days ago

What an interesting and fascinating place to visit. To go down into the mine, and learn about how mining was done in the past, and the innovations that were developed to improve conditions and efficiency. Wear good shoes (runners) and bring a jacket, it's cool...More

Thank normad330
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great visit to this attraction. You haven't lived until you've explored a real mine. Be mindful that this attraction is 70 metres underground so it is a bit cooler than surface level and it's wet, yes wet. The mine "sweats" so be...More

Thank Domstorm37
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were a little skeptical driving up to what was once a free nickel experience. Upon venturing inside we were dazzled with lots of stuff for kids to do, inside and out! A big hit was the tour of the mines underground. We were very...More

Thank Alana8ch
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great visit to the Big Nickel. Kayla our tour guide in the mine was awesome. Would recommend to everyone.

Thank Kelly K
Reviewed 1 week ago

We just went to get a picture of the big nickel. Fortunately we went about 4 o'clock to the girl charging for parking was just leaving.

Thank Linda K
Jennifer B, Manager at Big Nickel & Dynamic Earth, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Linda K, Thank you for visiting the Big Nickel. Please note that if you are only visiting Big Nickel and you are on site for 15 minutes of less we will reimburse you the parking fees. I hope this helps. Best Regards, Jennifer

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Judy F
3 July 2017|
Response from BryenM | Property representative |
Hi Judy! Our underground tour schedule is variable as we have tour groups that can book our timeslots. That said, we have about 18 tours a day, or 2-3 per hour. We do have exhibits and shows here to keep you busy until your... More
17 June 2017|
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Response from BryenM | Property representative |
Hi Doegk! As Frequentfisher mentioned, Dynamic Earth is set up to be accessible in regards to mobility and for different ages. The underground tour path is mostly hard packed gravel, with a couple of small bumps to... More