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“Taste of History”
Review of Founders Park

Founders Park
Ranked #8 of 89 things to do in Nelson
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed September 18, 2013

I loved the history and relics displayed but looks like it is a work in progress with some parts needing some TLC.

Thank Tracy F
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Reviewed September 5, 2013

Founders Park has something for everyone. We only allowed ourselves a couple of hours however 4 hours later we were still wandering around. So much we remembered seeing at our parents and grandparents places. I grew up in NZ and my husband in Australia but there is a lot of shared history.
Take the time to visit you won't be disappointed.

Thank Barbara H
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Reviewed September 4, 2013

Take a walk from the bottom of town and follow the river upstream for a few minutes, cross it and head towards the left... Great 1/2 day out for those staying in town without a car. Try a Sedgeway if you see Hugh at the Park...

Thank Tony M
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

A lovely little park set out as an old town/village with the dentist, apothecary, printing works, train station and hardware store to mention just a few. A lovely clean area to walk round and explore. Super brewery/cafe serving local wines and beer and nice food with a lovely area to sit outside or in. A little quiet in early Spring but would be wonderful in full summer. A nice place to visit with the family too - safe playing areas.

Thank Okiwa_Bay_Lodge
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Reviewed August 27, 2013

A very good and enjoyable place to spend a lot of time. Walking around is a pleasure. You think you stay in the last century. Old bakery, brewery and much more.

Thank Siegfried64
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