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What travellers are saying

  • Kerri R
    Hamilton, Canada19 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I am a frequent visitor the the Warplane museum. Every time I attend, I marvel at all the amazing aircraft displays. The museum does a fantastic job of offering fun and engaging events for all ages. Recently, I was a volunteer parking staff member for the Comic Con event. There were plenty of attendees dressed up in their favourite Cosplay or hero costumes. There was plenty of room to manoeuvre through the museum, tons of vendor booths, interviews and celebrity meetings. I am also delighted that the museum continues to offer ample FREE parking for all events. I wanted to highlight the excellent service of the museum and in particular, The Runway Café, who despite having had a credit/debit terminal issue Saturday morning, were still able to manage a huge line-up of attendees, vendors and guests by providing hot, tasty food that was processed quickly and efficiently. I was impressed! Thank you Warplane Museum for your amazing events and airplane fly-by's! I look forward the the RCAF 100 year celebration in 2024! Well done!
    Written January 3, 2024
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  • Demos J
    Hamilton, Canada60 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We've lived in Hamilton since 2007, and while our kids have been to Dundurn Castle on school field trips, we never visited until this past December.

    My siblings and their families were in town over the holidays, and we chose this over the Royal Botanical Gardens for a visit.

    We were pleasantly surprised by how great the experience was. Our tour guide was dressed in period clothing, and was engaging and knowledgeable.

    I would suggest visiting on a misty, overcast day - somehow, it added to the charm, and made it feel as though we'd stepped back in time.
    Written March 31, 2024
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  • Try2TravelSustainably
    Hamilton, Canada393 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    a great tour of Canadian history. Informative and friendly staff. Nice to see the inside after seeing the boat from the water and walk ways.
    Written October 15, 2023
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  • Idrees
    38 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful views of all of Hamilton from the lookout. Nice hike to the falls. Really enjoyed. Will definitely come back again.
    Written July 5, 2023
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  • Try2TravelSustainably
    Hamilton, Canada393 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great place to see fireworks and go for a walk or bike ride. Food options at either end of park. Public washrooms in 3 locations. Skate rink open year round as well.
    Written October 15, 2023
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  • David P
    Dover, UK65 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visited on a coolish June Monday afternoon. We enjoyed walking through time with the buildings that come from different eras, but sadly no buildings were open to visitors. But we still spent more than two hours there, including some walking on trails outside the village center.
    Written June 20, 2022
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  • Try2TravelSustainably
    Hamilton, Canada393 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A big open gallery, unique art displays and occasionally they have programs too. The rotating and standing displays are always impressive.
    Written October 25, 2023
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  • AnLil
    911 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Bruce Trail is great to the Falls (70 ft/21x6 m) in the waterfall capital of the world, not far from Niagara Falls. Saved $11 by asking on a weekday at McMaster Mills Library about the free 1-day Hamilton Conservation Area pass (parking $8 maybe less at Sherman Falls lot). Exit off Rousseaux/Mohawk Rd., like ‘Mohawk Falls’, named after Six Nations-Brantford—unlike ‘Montgomery Drive’ like the Scots-Irish who settled here. The hike is short, unless taking Brantford Rail Trail. For questions send a message to dvalley @ conservationhamilton. ca
    Written September 12, 2023
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  • Mike from Rival Town
    Niagara Falls, Canada752 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great hiking area! Excellent views! Nice waterfall. I come here often for photo/video projects. Be careful not to slip!
    Written March 3, 2024
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  • Try2TravelSustainably
    Hamilton, Canada393 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Often there is a festival of some kind in the summer. Other times of the year it is good to visit for a walk or quiet afternoon.
    Written October 25, 2023
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  • Double D
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Rocking The Waterfront classic car show is no longer running. Has been cancelled until further notice.
    Written July 20, 2023
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  • nickuzhov
    Mississauga, Canada47 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Don't expect the full coverage of steam technology from trains to steamboats. This is a museum of one thing, but that thing is displayed nicely. It is a former pump house of the early city's watermain. You can see the moving parts in action (of course, not coal- but electrically powered these days).
    Written February 26, 2023
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