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“Waste of money”

McLean Mill National Historic Site
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Port Alberni, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Waste of money”
Reviewed 7 August 2013

It's a nice scenic place to go to have portraits taken, but in my opinion it is a waste of tax payers money. It runs a loss every year and I think there are other places our tax money could be more wisely spent.

Visited July 2013
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canada
Level 6 Contributor
115 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Walk into the past.”
Reviewed 6 August 2013

Loved it all. Take the Alberni Pacific train to the mill. Learned so much about the history of logging in BC.

Visited July 2013
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Port Alberni, Canada
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Very poor use of your money”
Reviewed 5 August 2013

Poor service, over priced food and staff not helpful. Upon arrival with the first train in the shops were not open, coffee not ready. The shops merchandise had very poor selection. no little kids engineer hats, lots for older people but nothing for kids. Poorly run overall.

Visited July 2013
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1 Thank Lyn H
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Port Alberni, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“mclean steam sawmill”
Reviewed 4 August 2013

dont miss the opportunity to travel by the ole number seven steam train from down town port alberni to the historic mcleans sawmill. if you go on sunday you can also watch the logging demonstration using a steam donkey. three steam machines in one day. you cant beat that.

Visited July 2013
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Toronto, Canada
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“See a working lumber mill”
Reviewed 28 July 2013

Took the steam train from town and then the tour of the mill. The guides were wonderful - very personable and friendly. They had a golf cart with a guide for our 2 seniors - popped them on and they magically appeared at the next spot after we trudged a little way through the woods. Working mill was very interesting. Great lunch bought from the canteen and eaten under shady trees.

Visited July 2013
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