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“Worth a 2 Minute visit”
Review of The Big Cannon

The Big Cannon
Philadelphia
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242 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
“Worth a 2 Minute visit”
Reviewed December 26, 2013

While walking around, we came across the large red cannon. Since we read the guide in advance, we knew the significance.

Take a look and pose for a photo and move on.

Visited November 2013
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Houston, Texas
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65 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“big cannon and nothing else”
Reviewed December 19, 2013

So it is a large cannon mounted by the canal just up the road from Gravensteen. Nothing else to it. Take a look if nearby otherwise give or take.

Visited December 2013
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London
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17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“What is there to say?”
Reviewed October 14, 2013

What is there to say? One of the biggest cannons you are ever likely to see. As others say, worth seeing as you pass by but dont make a special trip to see it.

Visited April 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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732 reviews
266 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 373 helpful votes
“It's a cannon”
Reviewed June 1, 2013 via mobile

There's not a lot you can say about this cannon. It's one of the main attractions in ghent. Wouldn't go out of my way to find it.

Visited May 2013
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Grays Thurrock, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Mad Meg the Cannon”
Reviewed May 27, 2013

If you follow the guided walk you'll come across Mad Meg. Only fired once and the action killed the operator so never fired again. Good for a photo.

Visited March 2013
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