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Address: 17 George Street Box 337, Parry Sound, Ontario P2A 2X4, Canada
Phone Number: 705-746-5365
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We are located in Tower Hill Park at the base of Parry Sound's 96-foot...

We are located in Tower Hill Park at the base of Parry Sound's 96-foot Look-Out tower overlooking Beautiful Georgian Bay. The Museum features a changing calendar of exhibits in three galleries. Exhibits feature an extensive collection of local artifacts connected to the history of the Parry Sound District. Themes include Natural and Cultural history trapping, First Nations, nautical shipping, Logging, Agriculture and Contagion. Fine arts and special exhibits are offered throughout the year in our two temporary galleries. We offer family rates and special family events throughout the year. We have plenty of picnic tables and one of the best views in town, come spend the day with us.

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A Great Little Museum! Worth the Visit!

If you are in the area, check this museum out. Full of local & Canadian history. There are also exhibits on the Avro Arrow which was interesting. Located in a cute park area... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 4, 2015
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Burlington, Canada

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Burlington, Canada
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97 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

If you are in the area, check this museum out. Full of local & Canadian history. There are also exhibits on the Avro Arrow which was interesting. Located in a cute park area, don't miss out on climbing the each tower. Great view!

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Markham, Canada
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84 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

This is a smaller, newer museum built on a scenic hill. The main exhibition space focuses on first nations, early pioneer settlement, forestry, trains, and Great Lakes shipping and transportation. The secondary exhibits focused on rug making and an ongoing project to identify lesser known artifacts in the collection. The admission fee is reasonable. We had a great view from... More 

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Thank Valerie F
Seguin Falls, Canada
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28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

My friends and I visited the museum and found some very interesting displays, about the historical nature of the area plus downstairs a feature on the history of the local newspaper was provided. For a small museum, we all found it worthwhile

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Thank Marilyn C
Temiskaming Shores, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Museum very interesting and a bargain to visit. Clean washrooms & friendly people. The look-out was awesome too. What a beautiful view. We enjoyed eating at Wellingtons restaurant which was very good(prime rib roast & Yorkshire pudding)Cool decor with the antique toys trains & pictures

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Thank DonSueGrosz
Ontario, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015 via mobile

Amazing Fall Colour Views from the tower. Fantastic 360' view of the bay and all around. Kids loved the climb up and the view. Bring binoculars and enjoy spotting landmarks !!

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Thank Raj K
Niagara Falls, Canada
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Wide variety of displays keeps the whole family entertained. It is reasonablely priced and the staff are friendly,helpful and knowledgeable

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Thank Rick D
Canada
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167 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

We are rating this Very Good, but I am afraid we didn't even get into the museum. We simply enjoyed the surrounding park hugely. We actually arrived early, before the museum was open, and so we wandered about exploring the park. It is a mini paradise very close to downtown Parry Sound. There is a pond and several flower gardens.... More 

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Thank Beach30Canada
Vancouver British Columbia
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151 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We enjoyed climbing up this 10 story tower for a commanding view of the town of Parry Sound and Georgian Bay beyond. The stairs are wide and the structure is sturdy. There was a refreshing breeze at the top.

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Paris
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

This museum is not very original, but it can be interesting for the children who study North America history. It is quite a small museum: 30/40 minutes are enough to discover it. The fire tower near the museum is more interesting and the view is great from the top.

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Sudbury, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We went to the tower with our 2 grandsons (ages 4 and 6). They had fun at the tower; although we didn't go up all the way, we had a lot of fun doing the stairs (very safe) and got a great view! We also enjoyed the beautiful gardens and paths and had a nice picnic at one of the... More 

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