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Learn some history

If you are interested in the oil industry, you have to explore this museum. See the jerk lines and... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2018
Kinda boring

I don't understand the draw to want to come here and pay for this. The trails are nice. I wouldn't... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2017
Tracy W
Petrolia, Canada
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4381 Discovery Line | Box 1480, Petrolia, Ontario N0N 1R0, Canada
+1 519-381-5979
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Reviewed 14 September 2018

We brought our guests from England to this site. It was the most interesting and informative few hours we've spent in a while. Our guide Andy was so good to teach us step by step how the first gum beds piqued an interest and then...More

Thank Dawn M
Reviewed 6 August 2018

If you are interested in the oil industry, you have to explore this museum. See the jerk lines and smell the oil and learn the history of this lovely town.

Thank PiscesTwo
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

This place used to be a fun attraction. Unfortunately over the years it has become a dilapidated eye sore. The potential is still there but it will need a lot of work to get there.

1  Thank Matt M
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Had a tour of this attraction and found it very interesting. Petrolia found it's wealth in oil and the tour explains the history to modern times. It has period buildings to go in and see how life went on. My late dad sat on the...More

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Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

I don't understand the draw to want to come here and pay for this. The trails are nice. I wouldn't recommend paying for this excursion

Thank Tracy W
Reviewed 4 April 2017

This is a good historic oil field turned into an indoor / outdoor museum, intended to be an interactive display of the pioneering oil technology developed in Petrolia. I was expecting a more elaborate setting, but given that the place is off the beaten path...More

2  Thank Hunter k
Reviewed 21 July 2016

well at least there was one working oil derrick and some decrepit old oil wagons here and there. Too bad as it is a short drive from the theatre and something to do pre play. I would have even paid an admission had there been...More

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Reviewed 31 July 2015 via mobile

We visited Petrolia Discovery based on positive reviews on a Dutch forum. We took the tour with two small children (age 6 and 9) and really enjoyed it. The tour is informative and gives an excellent overview on this place's history. It's nice to see...More

1  Thank Fam H
Reviewed 30 August 2014

This is a great idea--an open-air museum and perhaps, an indoor museum. We've been to the site on possibly half-a-dozen occasions and have never found anything open. We've walked the outdoor part but, despite the history, there seems to be little interest in advancing historical...More

1  Thank NamutKwu
Reviewed 28 August 2013

At the edge of Petrolia you will find it's oil rich history. Drive back and take a very informative tour for a small fee. Find out when oil was discovered in Petrolia and how it was at one time a mecca for oil. The tour...More

1  Thank terrsall
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