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“worth an hour”

Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site
Ranked #1 of 18 things to do in Baddeck
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Los Lunas, New Mexico
Level 6 Contributor
80 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
“worth an hour”
Reviewed September 29, 2009

This national historic site was easy to find. It has some interesting information on Alexander Graham Bell and some of his original drawings and models. We spent about an hour here. Unless you have a big interest in his inventions, I can't imagine spending more than 2 hours here. There are some nice views from the grounds of this museum.

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gidget_girl_00
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Loved it!”
Reviewed September 19, 2009

As the other reviewers said - there was much more to Alexander Graham Bell than the telephone. You just got to go see this museum if you have a chance. You won't be disappointed!

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Chapel Hill, NC
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158 reviews
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“Not worth a special trip”
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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NY
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77 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
“Interesting”
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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Suffolk
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Really fascinating - highly recommended.”
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.

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