Big Nickel & Dynamic Earth

Big Nickel & Dynamic Earth, Sudbury: Address, Phone Number, Big Nickel & Dynamic Earth Reviews: 4.5/5

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Erected in 1951, this famous roadside attraction is a monument to the Canadian nickel industry.
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Wetherstone P
Midland, Canada161 contributions
Jun 2022
The Big Nickel impressed our American grandsons with its size. They also enjoyed many of the activities in Dynamic Earth, especially magnetism and the black hole and explanations by staff. The highlight though was the Underground Mine Tour and I must commend the tour guide for her patience as my oldest grandson kept interrupting her with questions and comments.
Written 25 June 2022
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kalua80
Sudbury, Canada29 contributions
Mar 2022
I have lived here for 8 years and I still LOVE dynamic earth. There is always something going on that's exciting there. What I love the most is that they always update it so it doesn't get old and run down.

Check out the haunted mine during haloween- it was the best!
Written 20 May 2022
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dambanker
Toronto, Canada671 contributions
Apr 2022
Always meant to go and see The Big Nickel. Found a little time to make a quick trip here. The museum part "Dynamic Earth" was closed, which was fine with me, I was really here for the main attraction. It also meant that parking was free.

The Big Nickel is great, I could see if from a distance as the sun really shines off it. It was getting ready to rain once I got there so I had it all to myself. Great views of the town and a great photo spot. A must see if you're in Sudbury.
Written 28 April 2022
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JB3
Auckland Central, New Zealand211 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
We went really early as we were onky passing through, so only saw the Big Nickel, it was very impressive. It was freezing cold so took a couple of photos then dashed back to the car!
Written 28 April 2022
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chrisinbb
11 contributions
Mar 2022 • Family
We visited on Friday of March Break with kids 7 and 10 year olds. Lots of hands-on and interactive activities for the kids and for us adults too. The blue coat staff were friendly and great with the kids and kept the kids engaged. The mining play structure was the kids’ favourite and they burned off energy moving coal around. The underground tour was the highlight of our day. Take a selfie with the iconic Big Nickel! Dynamic Earth is definitely a must for things to do in Sudbury.
Written 19 March 2022
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Thank you so very kindly for your review, We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your visit and thought that it was worthwhile. We hope to see you again soon!
Written 30 March 2022
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Veeru
Toronto, Canada140 contributions
Sep 2021
Good place to take a photo with the big Nickel. Good shows at the Dynamic Earth and information areas where your learn about stones and mining. Book the underground mine tour well in advance, Covid protocols limit the number of people that can go.
Written 8 September 2021
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Thank you for your review, we're happy to hear that you had a great visit with us at Dynamic Earth. Yes, out tours underground do fill up fast. We're hoping to increase capacity and frequency when we re-open to the public in the spring of 2022.
Written 4 November 2021
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Katie H
Milton, Canada36 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
We visited on a Tuesday in July with my 7 and 4 year old. We prebooked our underground tour, and the facility did fill up for the day so I would recommend booking ahead. People were being turned away by about noon.
The activities were so fun and interactive for the kids and for us too. A lovely mining play area inside and an outdoor playground were definite favorites, but the video "tour" of the mining process was really informative too! The underground tour itself had 10 people and we were on the tour for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Really cool experience.
The cafeteria was closed so we had to leave during our visit to pick up subs, but had a lovely picnic on the beautiful hill side!
Written 3 August 2021
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Thank you for your feedback! We're glad you enjoyed your time spent with us. We hope to see you back again in future!
Written 18 August 2021
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Cindy C
Buckhorn, Canada37 contributions
Jul 2021
Our tour guide for the underground tour was fantastic. I'm sorry I forget her name but I think it was Leane? Anyways, we enjoyed the tour immensely. She was very knowledgeable and it was very interesting and informative. This is definitely a must see for any rock hound. The displays of rocks and minerals was like none I have ever seen and the staff are all very friendly and well informed. A wonderful day for sure!
Written 26 July 2021
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Thank you for leaving feedback! I'm glad you found the tour interesting! The underground tour is the centrepiece of our experience, and we take great pride in it. We hope to see you again soon.
Written 2 August 2021
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1968shelby
London, Canada35 contributions
Jul 2021 • Couples
It was great to see it. I have only seen it in pictures. It was very easy to find. I was born in Sudbury many years ago.
Written 10 July 2021
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Hi 1968shelby, Happy to hear you were able to visit our Big Nickel! We hope you were able to get some great photos of your own. We're also thrilled to let you know that we have re-opened Dynamic Earth Saturdays - Tuesdays until September 19th. If you're ever in the area again, we would be happy to have you!
Written 26 July 2021
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samanthallen
Kingston, Canada20 contributions
Jun 2021 • Solo
This is definitely a site to see!
A must photo-opp for any tourist, especially coin collectors!
Very easy to get to, no fees to get to it, it’s just outside of dynamic earth.

If you’re road-tripping, make sure to add the Loon Dollar Monument in Echo Bay, ON, as well as the Giant Toonie in Campbellford, ON.
Written 7 June 2021
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Hi Samanthallen, Thank you for visiting our Big Nickel! To add to your experience in future, we have a large collection of coins at Dynamic Earth. If you're in our area again in future, be sure to stop by for a visit as we have re-opened to the public, Saturday - Tuesdays. We would be thrilled to walk you through our numismatics collection. p.s. We agree - the Loon Dollar Monument & Giant Toonie are definitely a must see!
Written 26 July 2021
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