“Northern Ontario’s most popular tourist attraction”
The Big Nickel is a nine-metre (30 ft) replica of a 1951 Canadian nickel, located at the grounds of Dynamic Earth in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. The twelve-sided nickel is located on a small hill overlooking the intersection of Municipal Road 55 and Big Nickel Drive at the westernmost end of the Gatchell neighbourhood. The Big Nickel celebrated its 45th anniversary on July 22, 2009 with a "birthday party" on the grounds of Dynamic Earth, including a display of coins from Science North's Inco Coin Collection
The address is actually : 122 Big Nickel Mine Dr :)
It is a big nickel! The big nickel is up with Dynamic Earth - they share a parking lot which does cost money, but it’s very cheap (about $2 an hour). The nickel is cool and has some information plaques with history of the statue and the area. Good opportunity for a photo-op and a bit of a view since it’s on a hill. We decided to extend our visit and go to Dynamic Earth for a mine tour and to check out the exhibits. The mine tour was really cool and informative. Most of the exhibits in the building were targeted at children but there were some cool mining game/simulators and an awesome Sudbury history video that we both really enjoyed. If you’re going to see the nickel I would recommend extending your visit and checking out the building as well (the mine tour was 1h15 and we spent about 45min-1h touring exhibits in Dynamic Earth).
Amazing to see in person! A bonus was to see King George on the back instead of Queen Elizabeth! Is it possible to change the name to the correct spelling- Big Nickel?
Free to see the nickel, very few people, plenty of parking.
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