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Joggins Fossil Cliffs Centre
Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Joggins
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Arviat, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Nice place!”
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Great interpretive centre here, and of course the fossil cliffs and beaches are great to wander, looking for fossils (and coal!). The interpretive centre was very well done with a lot of great information about the site.
Check the tide times to find out how much beach access you will have!

Visited July 2016
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Ipswich, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
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“So much more than we expected!”
Reviewed 19 January 2017

History comes to life at Joggins! If we had simply walked the area ourselves, it would have been interesting. Taking the tour, especially with Dana, however, gave excellent perspective, excellent history and great appreciation for what we were looking at. Dana was informative, personable and was very interested in making sure we saw and understood all that was available on this ever-changing landscape. WELL worth it! Agree with others that a jacket is a good idea even when it appears warm, as is wearing good shoes as you are out there for quite awhile walking on rocks and varying terrain. The tour serves as such a great reminder of the earth's long history and the incredible power of nature. Not to be missed.

Visited June 2016
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Portage la Prairie, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
27 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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77 reviews
28 attraction reviews
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“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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