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“Underwhelming”

Joggins Fossil Cliffs Centre
Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Joggins
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Zaporizhzhya, Ukraine
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Underwhelming”
Reviewed 21 October 2016

You have to have a lot of imagination to picture the ancient lifeforms based on traces found here. I love to read about ancient creatures but I've realized the real paleontologist job is so much complicated because the remnants are really scarce and the interpretation almost seems as magic trick.

Nevertheless, the geological layers coming atop are impressive, as well as The Bay of Fundy itself. Mind the flow, as during the high tide, parts of the cliffs might be inaccessible.

Visited May 2016
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“Absolutely Amazing Place to Learn About Earth's History!”
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Take a walk back in time and be amazed at the history of the Earth, right before your eyes! Spectacular views, friendly guides and learn about what the Earth was like over the past 350 million years!!

Visited October 2016
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Callgary
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“Excellent Interpretive Centre”
Reviewed 19 October 2016

A UNESCO site. All you need to know, not just about the Fundy tides in passing, but about initial famous discoveries in the late 1800s by early Canadian geologiists and others from around the world. It represents a variety of plant and tree material which has become fossilised over millennia and found in the ancient coal seams and in other soils. Fossils can be still found in the cliffs but must be left in place. To walk on the stony beach you must be there at low tide; the high rides rise over 11 ft . Tide times are available on the internet.

Visited October 2016
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Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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“WAY more than you would expect”
Reviewed 19 October 2016

the Centre is very new, with green construction, modern with plenty of fascinating displays of local geology and fossils, with great interpretational signage. there's something for everyone. the trip to the fossil cliffs and beach is great fun............even a novice will have no problem finding a real fossil!

Visited July 2016
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Lake Ann, Michigan
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“Learned so much from our great guides”
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

The center is perched on the Nova Scotia side of the Bay of Fundy on a long stretch of cliffs which regularly slough off Fossil plants and invertebrates from pre-dinosaur days. So no Jurassic park critters, but plenty to marvel at. Check the tides to make sure you arrive at low tide; the beach is inaccessible at high tide. A summer intern guide took us on a 30 minute walk with explanations of fossils in clear view. Then we had an hour to walk the beach looking for more to pick up and photograph Not to take home. There were plenty to find. When you get back to the center the guides identify what you found. Good curry at the small restaurant. One wish would be more in the gift shop, especially some postcards of the fossils.

Visited August 2016
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