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Ranked #1 of 30 attractions in Peterborough
Category: History Museums; Specialty Museums

The largest collection of canoes, kayaks and related artifacts in the world.  Much more than canoes, the high quality exhibits are designed to walk you through Canada's... more »

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Ranked #2 of 30 attractions in Peterborough
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Zoos
55-acre zoo with mini-train rides, an F-86 Sabre Jet, a kid's water play park, many animals, and free admission and parking.
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Ranked #3 of 30 attractions in Peterborough
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Historic Sites
Opened in 1904 and designated as a Canadian National Historic Site, this is the highest hydraulic lift lock in the world.
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Ranked #4 of 30 attractions in Peterborough
Category: Historic Sites
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Ranked #5 of 30 attractions in Peterborough
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Hiking Trails
Owner description: Warsaw Caves Conservation Area and Campground has over 13 km of hiking trails, a sandy beach, camping, canoeing, and natural... more » Owner description: Warsaw Caves Conservation Area and Campground has over 13 km of hiking trails, a sandy beach, camping, canoeing, and natural features, including caves and kettles, carved from river water that used to cover the area. « less
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Ranked #6 of 30 attractions in Peterborough
Category: Parks
This park is home to nearly 1000 rock carvings that scientists estimate were drawn between 500 and 1000 years ago.
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Ranked #7 of 30 attractions in Peterborough
Category: Golf Courses
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Ranked #8 of 30 attractions in Peterborough
Category: Zoos
Owner description: Indian River Reptile Zoo is unique in Canada and is one of the most modern and exciting specialized animal centers in the... more » Owner description: Indian River Reptile Zoo is unique in Canada and is one of the most modern and exciting specialized animal centers in the world! Here you can see snakes, lizards, monitors, alligators, turtles, crocodiles, and even special guest animals such as monkeys and more! The animals are housed in state of the art, climate controlled facilities which were specifically designed to house reptiles.we were first and only reptile zoo to be accredited by the Canadian Association of Zoos & Aquariums (CAZA) and have remained accredited since that time. We are a non-profit charity. « less
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Ranked #9 of 30 attractions in Peterborough
Category: Golf Courses
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Ranked #10 of 30 attractions in Peterborough
Category: History Museums
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Ranked #11 of 30 attractions in Peterborough
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Ranked #12 of 30 attractions in Peterborough
Category: Theaters
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Ranked #13 of 30 attractions in Peterborough
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Ranked #14 of 30 attractions in Peterborough
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Ranked #15 of 30 attractions in Peterborough
Category: Race Car Tracks
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Ranked #16 of 30 attractions in Peterborough
Category: Sports Complexes
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Ranked #17 of 30 attractions in Peterborough
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Ranked #18 of 30 attractions in Peterborough
Category: Game/ Entertainment Centers
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Ranked #19 of 30 attractions in Peterborough
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Ranked #20 of 30 attractions in Peterborough
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Ranked #21 of 30 attractions in Peterborough
Category: Water Parks; Amusement/ Theme Parks
Go karts, mini golf, carpet slide, water slides, batting cages, bumper boats, driving range and roller coaster.
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Ranked #22 of 30 attractions in Peterborough
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Category: Trails
Owner description: This First Nations Trail that Samuel de Champlain used in 1618 was originally set up and used by the First Nations for more... more » Owner description: This First Nations Trail that Samuel de Champlain used in 1618 was originally set up and used by the First Nations for more than 10,000 years and ran from just above Little Lake, close to the east end of King Street in Peterborough to the former Mud Lake in Bridgenorth, now called Chemong Lake, somewhere near Chemong Lodge through the now named Champlain Park on Ward Street. Back then this trail was marked the same as other trails by blazed trees and large boulders, now modern man has marked a point in the trail across from Peterborough City Hall with the Wall Of Honour in 2010 and the Cenotaph in 1929, both of which are separate monuments but the two monuments do include the names of many First Nations People who fought in the wars. Most of the trail is now covered by Chemong Road, but in Peterborough as in Bridgenorth, it crosses many privately held lands such as Smith Town Hill House c.1834, Kirkview, Braetop Cotage c.1818(Not Cottage) and the Sage/Jewell House near the Chemong Road end and yet to be named historic houses elsewhere along the portage route created by the First Nations People thousands of years ago. « less
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Ranked #23 of 30 attractions in Peterborough
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Category: Historic Sites
Owner description: A property built by Mossom Boyd Senior a lumber barron to house his children while they went to school while he conducted... more » Owner description: A property built by Mossom Boyd Senior a lumber barron to house his children while they went to school while he conducted business elsewhere but mainly in Bobcaygeon, Ontario. It is beautiful on the inside, carrying a person back to the mid 1800s. The two and a half square storey portion was the original building built in 1832 or earlier out of stone quarried from Jackson Park where the Pagoda Bridge is located. The tudour style addition has two gargoyles located where the second floor begins and these face Braetop Cotage circa 1818 plus Edinburgh Street. The existing leaded glass windows in the 1846 addition were restored in 1980 according to a time left on the frames and the other windows of the house have been replaced in June of 2014 along with the door facing Edinburgh Street. There used to be a large barn on the property before a piece of the property about 60 feet by 300 feet was sold off. There is a moat going around three sides of this house which gives an airy feeling to the basement, now enclosed by wrought iron fencing. There is a wrought iron fence going around the perimeter of the property but back in the 1800s the First Nations Trail was used to cross this property and the present owners respectfully marked the First Nations Trail with a group of large boulders. It is well worth a stop to have a look at, especially to try to figure out who the gargoyles represent? « less
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Owner description: Escape Maze is a live, interactive game that tests your wits, teamwork and powers of observation. You and your teammates... more » Owner description: Escape Maze is a live, interactive game that tests your wits, teamwork and powers of observation. You and your teammates enter a room and the door is locked behind you. Through a series of puzzles and riddles, you must find the key and escape the room before time runs out. « less
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