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Stopover on the Hill

Perfect spot to stretch your legs & enjoy the climb up the lookout tower -- beautiful view of the... read more

Reviewed November 12, 2018
49Susie
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Parry Sound, Canada
A fun climb to the top

Stopped in Parry Sound with family on route from Sudbury to Toronto to stretch our legs and grab a... read more

Reviewed August 15, 2018
John T
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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We are located in Tower Hill Park at the base of Parry Sound's 96-foot Look-Out tower overlooking Beautiful Georgian Bay. The Museum features a changing calendar of exhibits in three galleries. Exhibits feature an extensive collection of local...more
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17 George St, Parry Sound, ON P2A 2X4, Canada, Parry Sound, Ontario P2A 2X4, Canada
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All reviews local history worth the climb wonderful view rainy day stretch your legs close to downtown great displays worth a visit lookout fall information bay
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

While this museum is cute and decent, it was built in 1993 and never updated. The history of the Parry Sound area is nothing to shake a stick at- let alone an entire room on the history of logging in the area. There is no...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 360olaf
Reviewed November 18, 2018

The viewing tower is open twenty-four hours a day and is free of charge. Covered with rails and fence, it is safe and nice to view the city from the top of the tower.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank The G
Reviewed November 12, 2018

Perfect spot to stretch your legs & enjoy the climb up the lookout tower -- beautiful view of the bay. Check out the museum with their changing displays of great historical interest & take a walk around the well manicured grounds. Worth checking out even...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 49Susie
Reviewed August 15, 2018

Stopped in Parry Sound with family on route from Sudbury to Toronto to stretch our legs and grab a bite to eat (had an awesome meal at Maurizios - see my review there). The kids enjoyed the walk up to the top of the tower...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

A well appointed museum full of local history with some great displays. The highlight for us was the tower outside which offers those not crippled by a fear of heights (seriously this one gave even me vertigo!) an unparalleled eagle eye view.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 29, 2018 via mobile

We visited the museum and lookout tower on an overcast day. The tower view from the top is beautiful and worth the climb. There were nice gardens and Muskoka chairs to rest and take in the scenery as well. We did visit the museum for...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank allykatjelly1984
Reviewed May 22, 2018

Wife and I at the Tower Museum were a little bit disappointed some of the museum was not available to be viewed but what was available was interesting and informational. Early on in the season I'm guessing and not everything was up and running however...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank RosscoInOshawa
Reviewed February 14, 2018

The lookout was a nice climb giving you wonderful views of the Bay and Parry Sound. Its a good spot to take photographs. I got a winter view with the bay frozen and it looked beautiful. I would assume fall would be equally beautiful if...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank chait1788
Reviewed October 28, 2017 via mobile

I climbed the tower of 9 levels of 13 steps each. It is also on top of a hill close to downtown. The view was great. Lovely fall colors. Great free attraction.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank MarinaH227
Reviewed October 2, 2017 via mobile

We were passing through & decided to check out the tower. It's a climb upto the top & you are rewarded with a beautiful view! It's a quiet little gem tucked away & I highly recommend it for a pit stop & a rest. They...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Dave M
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Response from chait1788 | Reviewed this property |
The day we went, the tower was open and no one was really there, since it was a windy day, so we parked the car on the street and just walked 2 mins to the tower. When we went, it was free and it looked to be open till 6 pm.
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