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Address: 10138 Highway 26, Collingwood, Ontario L9Y 3Z1, Canada
Phone Number: 705-444-2012
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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First time in! Loved the experience from life animals to educational toys. Animal keepers were very informative and friendly. We learned a lot with our visit about some of the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 13, 2016
Kris B
Stayner, Canada
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Stayner, Canada
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

First time in! Loved the experience from life animals to educational toys. Animal keepers were very informative and friendly. We learned a lot with our visit about some of the animals they have there. Just opened an ice cream parlour which I am sure the kiddies would enjoy.

Thank Kris B
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2016

Took the family out for a drive and we noticed the sign out front. Our 3 year old twin boys enjoyed playing with the display toys and looking at the lizards. Next time we're in Collingwood we will be sure to stop by again.

Thank Robert M
Collingwood, Canada
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2016

He is 4 and needs a lot of entertainment. This is a great interactive place to take the kids. Also quite interesting to adults. All for a good cause as well.

Thank Hugh M
Edgewood, Kentucky, United States
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16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2015

We spent more than an hour searching for gifts. The selection is so wonderful for all ages! Excellent service and they have animals from all over. Their philosophy is a great idea. Loved it!

1 Thank Kathy Denise S
Hamilton, Canada
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194 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2015

Staff here provide superb service. We stop here every year on our way to Blue Mountain to let the kids pick out something new. They have unique and interesting toys. Also love that they have toys for the kids to play with in the store and colouring. My kids always like looking at the reptiles on display as well. We... More 

1 Thank HammerHeidi
Toronto, Canada
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759 reviews
234 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 582 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2015

If you're not looking for shopkins, Elephant Thoughts provides an excellent store for your little one get some quality toys that are ethically made and are for thinkers. A volcano making kit found into my little one's hands. There were many other scientific and exploratory kits to discover. You are paying a little extra since everything is made a little... More 

Thank tdsuperstar
Wasaga Beach, Ontario, Canada
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42 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2015

A very interesting place to visit with family. We got to meet Ringo and Casper, two frolicking lemurs and also a friendly little ferret. In addition, we were able to see snakes, turtles and several reptiles. I would highly recommend visiting this place with children who will be delighted to play with the toys, try an ice cream and maybe... More 

3 Thank Allan A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2014

I don't often leave reviews, but I wanted to help spread the word about this amazing place. The Elephant Thoughts explore store was a great stop on our way to the village at Blue Mountains. Our little girl loved all the amazing animals, especially Ringo and Casper, (the Lemurs). In addition to all the amazing animals that are on display,... More 

1 Thank Erik K
Toronto, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2014

I had the pleasure of dropping into to a hidden treasure on hwy 26 just as you enter Collingwood this weekend called ELEPHANT THOUGHTS. I was taking my kids for a weekend holiday and on the way into town we dropped in. The first thing you see is the cutest lemurs. They entertained us as the romped around their enclosure.... More 

Thank Penny G
Hampton Bays, New York, United States
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2014

Our family visited Elephant Thoughts during a trip. The staff was wonderful, and a lovely young man showed us each of the animals, answering every question we had and allowing us to touch many of them. The store, itself, had so many great toys and cool, educational things. If I had hundreds of dollars, I would spend it all there.... More 

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