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Jack Miner Bird Sanctuary

P.O. Box 39, Kingsville, Ontario N9Y-2E8, Canada
(519)733-4034
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Ranked #5 of 13 Attractions in Kingsville
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Zoos & Aquariums
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Zoos & Aquariums
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Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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48 reviews 48 reviews
17 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I am not sure what I missed here. A gaggle of geese in a corn field and some birds in cages. I was here 20 years ago, took the tour. I was left completely underwhelmed.

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Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I wouldn't say Jack Miner's was poor but the bird watching certainly was. We visited on October October 24, 2014 at around noon. The only birds were some peacocks in cages and a few geese floating on a tiny enclosed pond. We spent about ten minutes and saw everything. Very possibly this was the wrong time of day and if... More 

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Essex, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

it is open on sundays as i just went yesterday (a sunday) the gate is always unlocked unless the pond is frozen and becomes a liability. its a great place to bring the kids to show them what its like in nature and how to feed and take care of the animals in the wild (and yes a lot of... More 

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Kingsville, Canada
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55 reviews 55 reviews
7 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

This is a fair "attraction"….fairly interesting, fairly boring too. This "tourist attraction" is not opened on Sundays, the time of the week when most people like to take day trips….

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Nashville, Tennessee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

wealth of info about the man and area birds, migrations through this area, We learned about the efforts made by him and eponymous foundation to ensure protection of habitat for our winged friends.

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Leamington, Canada
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88 attraction reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

My title doesn't make fun of this historic place but it really is focused on birds and lots of them. This is simply not your average bird sanctuary. Jack Miner the founder was a Canadian legion second to none as were his children who followed in their father's footsteps. In it's hayday, thousands of Canada Geese would stop here in... More 

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Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Jack Miner's is an amazing sanctuary built in early 1930's to help build the population of Canada Geese. It is the development of the research and monitoring of migrating birds as well. A small museum and observation building are not to be missed but you must have an interest in the desires of the Miner Family.

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Kingsville, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

We love taking our grandson to see the birds and go through the museum!! It's such a short drive for us, it's great year round!

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Kingsville, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

As a kid, I often went to Jack Miner's, given that I lived about 6 miles away in Leamington. Now, after having completed my working career and having entered into my retirement years, I now live one mile away from Jack Miner's. During the Spring and Fall we are treated to endless flocks of Canada Geese as they fly over... More 

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Windsor, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

The jack Miner Bird Sabctuary is undergoing a major improvement program. The results of this renewal of the sanctuary are beginning to show with significant imprvement to the grounds. The Miner house is now open to the public and provides a great learning experience for the public. My grandchildern always enjoy feeding the geese and ducks in the pond. This... More 

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