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“Quints Were Rare Then” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Dionne Quints Museum

Dionne Quints Museum
1375 Seymour Street | Highways 11 & 17, North Bay, Ontario P1B 9V6, Canada
705-472-8480
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Ranked #4 of 36 things to do in North Bay
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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Quints Were Rare Then”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

Truly a look back in history to a time when quintuplets were considered abnormal. The Dionne family was destitute and quintuplets were an extreme burden but the public interest in this freak happening was extremely intrusive. The fact that all 5 survived and all became nuns is an interesting story.

Visited June 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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“I was in awe”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

After receiving an outstanding tour of the museum from one of the Chamber tour guides, I was completely in awe of the quaint farm house that once housed the quintuplets and their family. There is so much history in that small farm house and it is so well preserved.

I hung on to every word the guide said as the story and artefacts are fascinating. I actually didn't want to leave as I wanted to learn more about the farmhouse and the family history.

Thank you for making it a highlight of my business trip. If I am ever in the area again, I will make sure that I re visit the farm house to learn even more interesting facts.

Visited May 2013
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North Bay, Canada
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“Great ltiile attraction”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

Considering the age of this home, it is quit interesting to see how much has been preserved from such a long time ago. Nice articles to look at. Not a very long tour so don't plan hours into your trip but well worth it. A piece of history.

Visited July 2012
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North Bay, Canada
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“heart warming!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Just felt very good to be in this building and think back to when they were all living in here.Although the home has been moved to this property, it is still wonderful.

Visited April 2012
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“Fascinating History well presented”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

Historically interesting from a bygone era. The path up to the original house has a plaque placed by Dionne sisters when they visited as adults, which causes one to pause and think. It is quite moving and tastefully done. The memorabilia in the main building, the friendliness and courtesy of the staff, and the old movie made for a delightful experience. There is a fee if you wish to take the original house tour. The rest is free. Nice picnic tables with shade.

Visited July 2012
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