Best Budget-Friendly Things to Do in Hamilton

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  • Kerri R
    Hamilton, Canada17 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, Canada67 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, Canada296 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
    36 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, Canada296 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, UK74 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, Canada296 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
    966 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, Canada171 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, Canada296 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, Canada43 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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  • Robby G C
    Toronto, Canada78,235 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King.

    The church is beige.

    The cross is at the highest!

    There are parking.

    They have a lot of trees and flowers. It is nice to walk here!

    A must see!
    Written April 23, 2021
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  • oskeerichard
    Hamilton, Canada21 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    in 1966 my 2 brothers and I discovered the grinding stone that is mounted at top of falls. is was burried under the path to the left of falls. It was tradition on good Friday to walk the Bruce trail and have a hot dog lunch at the bottom of the Falls
    Written February 18, 2022
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  • Tony K
    Region of Waterloo, Canada16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Paul, Brayden, and all the staff were superb. Paul's genuine love, enthusiasm and knowledge made it a perfect day. Our private 'sloth encounter' was wonderful, but those two sloth fellas are pretty reluctant hosts and mostly just hung out in their corners and took a few small nibbles of snacks from our grandson as we gave them a few gentle pets. I thought the staff might hold them a bit closer to us, but they were sleepy (sloths, not Brayden!) so we let them be. Brayden was amazing and let us stay on premises a bit longer and do a little 'meet and greet' with a few tortoises, and didn't rush us out at all. It is clear the animals are loved, protected, and well cared for. Any reptile enthusiast needs to see these stunning animals; the snakes and lizards are breathtaking. The adorable jogging and nibbling of Paul's shoe by the armadillo, during Paul's mini-show was an awesome plus. Paul and everyone made us feel so welcome. Paul makes sure you will get some killer photos with some gorgeous creature.
    Tip- make sure you wear layers; it as hot and muggy as south Texas day in June, so have a tee-shirt on. For those on a budget, you can skip the sloth and still have an amazing time.
    Written February 12, 2024
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