Best Hamilton Hidden Gem Attractions

THE 10 BEST Hidden Gem Attractions in Hamilton

Best Hamilton Hidden Gem Attractions

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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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  • Try2TravelSustainably
    Hamilton, Canada295 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Michael J
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An absolutely delightful experience. A first-class museum. The guide was extremely knowledgeable and gave us a very informative and thorough tour of Whitehern.
    Written March 12, 2024
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  • smith1294
    Hamilton, Canada85 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Birthday celebration. We had a fantastic time. Terrific experience. Jane and her staff treated us three ladies exceptionally well.
    Written March 7, 2024
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  • Ed M
    Mississauga, Canada26 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A beautiful waterfall so close to home. Quiet, peaceful and visually stunning. A hidden gem. Recommend a visit!
    Written May 12, 2023
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  • Garry M
    Orillia, Canada999 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Saw lots of things we were interested in, made some nice purchases. Worth the drive. We will be back for sure.
    Written September 18, 2019
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  • brad1133
    Brantford, Canada111 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stopped in here after hiking the Bruce trail. Victor was our guide/information portal/wine expert/ and great host. I had never heard or been to this winery.
    The wines. Very good. Our group sampled both reds and whites. The knowledge that Victoria explained to us was helpful and informative. He was very friendly, easy going, and made us relaxed
    I did find the wines pricey but it’s local and a small winery.
    I would recommend people go for the tastings and get some local wine knowledge
    Written March 14, 2021
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  • Carl A
    Hamilton, Canada32 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    quietly nestled into a small part of Churchill Park lies the Friends of the Aviary in Hamilton. although not a huge facility the first thing I noticed is how dedicated the staff is to their birds. It doesn't take long to cover the whole place so we took our time and tried to have a chat with many of the lovely birds with some responding. you see pictures of these animals but rarely come this close so the colours were very impressive. I will be back but next time in the summer so we can get a better look at the surrounding grounds. highly recommended.
    Written October 31, 2018
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  • Jayne G
    21 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My boyfriend and I were looking to get out for a quick 9 holes on a Sunday afternoon and Rock Chapel was the perfect stop! Driving up the long driveway coming in is stunning. The grounds are perfectly manicured and there are a beautiful variety of trees.
    The 9 hole par 3 course offers some great challenge and the chance to improve your short game! As beginner golfers, we had a lot of fun walking the course. The clientele ranged in age and welcomed all experience levels. Was nice to see groups of female golfers and families, and not just male foursomes!
    Will definitely come back to practice our putting at the 18 hole mini putt course complete with manicured greens and bunkers!
    Written August 6, 2019
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