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The Museum on Tower Hill

17 George St, Parry Sound, ON P2A 2X4, Canada, Parry Sound, Ontario P2A 2X4, Canada
+1 705-746-5365
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Terrific Tower, so so museum...

Wife and I at the Tower Museum were a little bit disappointed some of the museum was not available... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
RosscoInOshawa
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Oshawa, Canada
Amazing views of the Bay

The lookout was a nice climb giving you wonderful views of the Bay and Parry Sound. Its a good spot... read more

Reviewed February 14, 2018
Chaitanya S
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Whitby, Canada
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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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17 George St, Parry Sound, ON P2A 2X4, Canada, Parry Sound, Ontario P2A 2X4, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wife and I at the Tower Museum were a little bit disappointed some of the museum was not available to be viewed but what was available was interesting and informational. Early on in the season I'm guessing and not everything was up and running however...More

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Reviewed February 14, 2018

The lookout was a nice climb giving you wonderful views of the Bay and Parry Sound. Its a good spot to take photographs. I got a winter view with the bay frozen and it looked beautiful. I would assume fall would be equally beautiful if...More

Thank Chaitanya S
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Reviewed October 28, 2017 via mobile

I climbed the tower of 9 levels of 13 steps each. It is also on top of a hill close to downtown. The view was great. Lovely fall colors. Great free attraction.

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Reviewed October 2, 2017 via mobile

We were passing through & decided to check out the tower. It's a climb upto the top & you are rewarded with a beautiful view! It's a quiet little gem tucked away & I highly recommend it for a pit stop & a rest. They...More

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Reviewed September 22, 2017

The museum is worth a visit, it is a quaint local museum. The tower on the other hand is the real attraction here, it is free to climb, has a couple of lookout levels and offers a great view. I suggest climbing it in all...More

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Reviewed September 20, 2017 via mobile

We visited the museum and tower hill in our overnight stay in Parry Sound. The climb up the tower is doable and worth the energy spent. You are rewarded by a wonderful view of the surrounding area. Quite lovely. The museum is small but very...More

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Reviewed September 10, 2017 via mobile

My 6 year old daughter and I visited the exhibits and the top of the tower. It was a wonderful way to spend an afternoon. We enjoyed a picnic lunch with a fab view of Georgian bay as well!

Thank Sarah L
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Reviewed August 28, 2017

It is very nice well maintained garden and the tower was very sturdy and safe. You can bring your pets as long as it is leashed. My family enjoyed our time there. We didn't went to the museum as we have to go somewhere else...More

Thank Stylemomof2
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Reviewed August 17, 2017 via mobile

We like to stop at small museums when we travel to small towns to learn about the rich history. This was not a disappointment. Learned a little about the town of Nobel, and a lot of how Parry Sound came to be. Our boys really...More

Thank Dave A
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Reviewed July 21, 2017

This little museum was unique. Small charge (5 dollars a head). Although is only has 2 galleries (truthfully I was expecting more), I was pleasantly surprised at the quality. The building itself looks old and run down but when entering thee main floor gallery I...More

1  Thank GREENQUEEN08
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Dave M
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Response from Chaitanya S | Reviewed this property |
The day we went, the tower was open and no one was really there, since it was a windy day, so we parked the car on the street and just walked 2 mins to the tower. When we went, it was free and it looked to be open till 6 pm.
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