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“Great Museum”

Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: A hands on museum featuring 29 planes including the 1st Beaver float plane produced. 2 award winning movies including Wildfires! A fire fighting adventure in 3-D. Take a ride in the flight simulator, climb an actual fire tower enjoy fun times in our Children's Centre. Open 10-4 mid October to mid May, 9 - 6 mid May to mid October 7 days a week. Closed Good Friday, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Boxing Day and New Years Day.
Michigan
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
“Great Museum”
Reviewed September 15, 2012

If you are in to planes, check this out. Great history with the bush planes, would visit again. Two theaters, one in 3D. Kids had a blast, can actually sit in some of the planes, see how cramped some of them are.

Visited September 2012
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Hamilton, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
47 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Float planes galore and a unique presentation”
Reviewed September 11, 2012

Intested in small planes? Don't skip this riverside hangar full of bushplanes, equipment and a great show. Lots to see for young and old. This museum has come a long way in the last decades.

Visited October 2011
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Green Bay, Wisconsin
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great Museum”
Reviewed September 10, 2012

It's not an overly large museum but I could have spent hours here. It is a very well thought out and maintained facility. The staff was great. We were one of the first visitors that day and a staff member approached us to tell us he would run the 3D movie early if we wanted to see it. Great, informative films, beautiful exhibits. For plane enthusiasts this is a must see.

Visited September 2012
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Oakville
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“fun!”
Reviewed September 4, 2012

This great little museum is so unexpectedly fun. You can climb into many of the planes on display. There are several short films about fighting forest fires. In one plane, you sit in the pilot's seat and the movies make you feel like you are flying over the forests and lakes of the north. Another film is 3D, and a third one uses surprising special effects that make the audience laugh aloud. Unfortunately, the museum does not look very exciting from the outside and even the entrance area is quite old fashioned, so that it doesn't seem to get as many visitors as it deserves.

Visited August 2012
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sault ste marie
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121 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“if you like planes... this is a must”
Reviewed August 28, 2012

if you like planes... this is a must . there are many planes to see, lots of information to take in. Also, there is a 5D movie .. yes 5D.. worth a visit

Visited May 2012
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