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“Not worth a special trip”

Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site
Ranked #1 of 24 things to do in Baddeck
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Owner description: This museum chronicles the life and career of Alexander Graham Bell with its rich collection of artifacts and documents accumulated by Dr. Bell and his family during their time in Nova Scotia.
Reviewed October 3, 2008

We spent 3 nights in Cape Breton. On our day between Ingonish and Louisbourg, we stopped in Baddeck to see this museum. It was a nicely done place, and was informative. But it did not "wow" me in any way. If you're very interested in Bell, a fascinating fellow, this museum has everything you could want. But for a casual follower, this was nothing more than a nice specialty museum. Perhaps a nice way to spend a rainy day, however.

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Reviewed July 26, 2008

The museum was a good size; not to small or to large. It was very informative particularly to learn how Alexander Graham Bell had many more interests and accomplishments than just related to the telephone invention. I would recommend it to anyone in the area.

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Reviewed July 14, 2008

I loved this museum. It was clearly laid out and accessible with a great mixture of hands on activities, videos, artefacts and photos. AG Bell was a fascinating character - a real life long learner who never gave up his search for new ideas and new ways to solve problems. The telephone was a by product of this, and look how our world has been changed by that... Highly recommended for both children and adults.

2  Thank TriciaSuffolk
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Reviewed July 4, 2005

Fascinating history of the man that did so much more than the phone. He considers himself not an inventor but a teacher of the deaf. The displays of his Hydrofoil boats are very interesting. I can only imagine what the farmers near Baddeck must have thought when seeing his wild inventions fly across Lake Bras Dors.

3  Thank Tommer
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Reviewed October 5, 2017
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