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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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Climb the tower (free) and watch trains, planes and boats

The museum was closed, but the gardens are pretty. And the tower gives a gorgeous view. It is free, so get some exercise and treat yourself. It is worth the very short time it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan
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Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The museum was closed, but the gardens are pretty. And the tower gives a gorgeous view. It is free, so get some exercise and treat yourself. It is worth the very short time it takes to get there from town.

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Lansdowne, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were camping in the area and decided to visit Parry Sound. The museum is very informative about the areas history and was quite well put together. The grounds were fantastic and there was a very high fire tower there you could climb up. We didn't due to the heat. Excellent for all ages.

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Newport, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Got there late, but was able to get a quick look around the museum and also climb the lookout tower (10 flights of 13 steps to the top) to get a wonderful view across Parry Sound and the islands

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Kitchener, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

The best part of the museum is its location on Tower Hill, with the lookout tower and hiking trail leading down to and along the waterfront. There was a pleasant display of First Nation's artifacts, the maritime history of the local area, the history of the local lumber industry and local agriculture, but it would be better for the museum... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 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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Seguin Falls, Canada
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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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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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Ontario, Canada
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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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Niagara Falls, Canada
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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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