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“A walk through ancient time”

Joggins Fossil Cliffs Centre
Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Joggins
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Portage la Prairie, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“A walk through ancient time”
Reviewed 10 December 2016

Excellent museum of fossil evidence from the local area. Spend time in the museum and then walk the shores where you can see and find many more fossils. Wear sturdy shoes. Walk is along rocky and pebbly coast. Guided tours available. The coal mining history of the area is very interesting. Well worth the visit. Staff friendly and very knowledgeable.

Visited August 2016
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English first
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77 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Check the tide table, or not!”
Reviewed 4 November 2016

Although people always say to check the tide table and don't go at high tide, we never do and always have a fun time. If the tide is in, you can look out off the stairs and enjoy the waves, then go back and look at the exhibit for an hour and you'll be fine. The exhibit is very well developed, with materials that will appeal to all ages. My kids have especially loved the cave-like feature that depicts a Carboniferous era forest. The exhibits are wheelchair friendly, but be prepared for many, many steep stairs down to the beach. Pack a warm jacket even if the weather is hot elsewhere. The winds can be wild.

Visited June 2016
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Seattle
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87 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Fossils, Fossils, Fossils”
Reviewed 26 October 2016

The perfection of the interpretive center at this relatively new UNESCO site is how it blends geology, ecology and biology with intellectual discourse surrounding evolution in the 1800s. This is the site Darwin and others used to prove that fish crawled up onto the land. Beautiful GREEN building; the latest in interpretive display techniques. One-hour and half-day tours are available. We saw the fossil tracks of a 6-foot-long invertebrate as well as the fossil of a 30-foot tall horsetail plant! Dress for the weather if you go on a tour. There can be fierce winds,

Visited September 2016
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Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Excellent Stop”
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Amazing site with engaging and friendly staff. Very affordable entry fee that grants you access to the museum and the cliffs themselves (with a guided tour to boot). The museum is small, but boasts a great collection, and the guided tour is strongly recommended to get an idea of how the fossils appear within the cliffs themselves. I've been here a couple of times and the tour has shown different finds with each visit. Overall a great spot to visit to learn more about the geological history of the Bay of Fundy.

Visited June 2016
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Paris, France
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116 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Helpful knowledgeable staff make the visit just right. ”
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Helpful and knowledgeable staff make the visit just right.
Displays visit is 5$ without tour, which could be free only to encourage those less interested in a couple or group.
Tours for 30 minutes and 2 hours are excellent and informative for the locality.

Visited October 2016
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