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Demolition World

290 Bain Street Invercargill, Invercargill, New Zealand
011 64 3-216 6527
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Ranked #10 of 21 Attractions in Invercargill
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Peachland, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

We had the most delightful tour through a heritage town that has been created through buildings being collected by a husband and wife team who own a demolition business. It is a miniature town as the buildings are smaller than standard size but they are more than life-sized with the contents and charm of a heritage town. There are posed... More 

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Invercargill
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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This is a simply amazing place to visit......It is twofold. On one hand it is the best Demo yard ever and on the other hand they have made a yesteryear village out of this & that- all recycled. (They could probably tell you where different pieces came from) The owners are people who have had a vision that has grown... More 

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Lee and partner Dave have taken Southland's off casts and turned them into a wonderful theme park called Memory Lane. There is a church, schoolhouse, bar, habadashers, castle, railway station, movie theatre, jail, a boat and so much more. Wandering around are hens, ducks, geese, peacoks, and overhead doves and pigeons. Pigs, donkeys, lamas, and goats abound. Its a great... More 

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New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Something different around every corner not to bad to fill in sometime Interesting bits and pieces quite well set out

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Melbourne, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

From the name, it sounded like a place to buy recycled building products, and it is, but there's also a "village" of weird and wonderful memorabilia. It's not like any other reconstructed period attraction - this village consists of original items and they're placed in various rooms according to their purpose. There's a bakery, complete with moulding bread, a schoolroom,... More 

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Auckland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

If you ever wondered why we need museums, spend a few minutes amongst this amateurish collection of mainly Victorian memorabilia. Why would anyone assemble such disorganised displays.. and then allow animals (chickens?) to crap all over the place? The areas open for public display reek of animal faeces. Give this a miss. Go see the professionals at Invercargill Museum.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2012

This place was something exceptional, great place to wander around.

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