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Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Centre

Open Now: 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Great outdoors spot .

Great place to visit if just to have a coffee or hold meetings , but there is more walk around the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
tktobin
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Conception Bay South, Canada
I spent more time here than I expected to

The guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. Although small, the Centre has quite a bit of... read more

Reviewed October 21, 2018
Hernando E
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Vienna, West Virginia
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Manuels River is home to ancient trilobite fossils, waterfalls, hiking, geocaching, bird watching, geology and nature guided tours, gift store, cafe, movie theatre, and much more! Rainy Day activities include interactive exhibits, daily movie...more
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7 Conception Bay Hwy, Conception Bay South, Newfoundland and Labrador A1W 3A2, Canada
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All reviews coffee matters walking trails flora and fauna on display beautiful area guided tour lots of parking on the rocks few hours great spot trilobites fossils paleontology science treasure history exhibits
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Great place to visit if just to have a coffee or hold meetings , but there is more walk around the trails and explore the history and make your own .

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank tktobin
Reviewed October 21, 2018

The guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. Although small, the Centre has quite a bit of interesting information. However, the real appeal of this place is outside of the Centre and on the trails. The trails offer beautiful views of the river; only occasionally compromised...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Hernando E
Reviewed September 19, 2018

I had lived in St John's for years, and never knew this place existed! Came back to St John's for a vacation and the museum was suggested as an interesting place to visit. I was thoroughly impressed! Truly a hidden gem of history. There is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Kate M
Reviewed September 10, 2018 via mobile

Awesome place to go relax and take in 5he beauty of nature. Easy walking trails.Lots of interesting facts and information about our beautiful land.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank lindawF7989MR
Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I were lucky enough to have a guided tour by Rod Taylor (Lead Science Interpreter) at Manuel River. What a treat - we got some geology, geography, site history and Palaeontology delivered with a great sense of humour. Hard to believe that...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank RASJLP
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Great spot to visit for the day great swimming holes in water that makes your skin feel like silk when u get out. beautiful walking trails and picnic areas. Go look for fossils in beds of rocks and explore Also nice coffee shop and museum...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 4112donna
Reviewed August 26, 2018

The excellent exhibits cover the history of the geology as well as the flora and fauna. Then there are the beautiful trilobite fossils, some more than 30 cm in length. The detail is wonderful and some have a yellow colour from limonite, an iron mineral,...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank John_Hepburn456
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

Have used the walking trails several times this summer. Excellent when it is windy to keep the flies away! Have also lunched a few times at the Cafe (Coffee Matters-execellent!), and attended a couple of evening events. The evening events are varied, something for everyone....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank albany007
Reviewed July 23, 2018

Hiked the trail out to the river. Beautiful area! Really enjoyable few hours for our family. We sat on the rocks in the river, and soaked in the beautiful sunshine. Definitely recommended.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Robin D
ManuelsRiver, Manager at Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Centre, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2018

Hi Robin, Thank you so much for visiting Manuels River and we are glad you and your family enjoyed your day here.

Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

Stopped in here on our way to Holyrood. I'm glad we did. The interpretive centre is really well done. You learn about the geology and the flora and fauna of the area. And the fossil collection is amazing. They are so well preserved and cool...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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ManuelsRiver, Manager at Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Centre, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2018

Hi Andrew, thank you so much for your review! We are glad you enjoyed your visit to the Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation and hope you can make it back another time to walk our trails or take our guided hike to the fossil site.

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