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“McLean Mill - great”

McLean Mill National Historic Site
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Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“McLean Mill - great”
Reviewed 13 September 2013

Great day out, good and informative staff and plenty to see and do. Allow quite a long time for the train journey and the view to the mill. I would recommend to others.

Visited August 2013
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English first
Victoria, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“A labour of love pays off”
Reviewed 3 September 2013

Enthusiastic staff and volunteers do a fabulous job of maintaining this musuem and telling its story. Be sure to check their schedule and fares online. We really enjoyed the 'logger sports' and equipment demonstrations in July. The steam train ride to the site is an added bonus -- not to be missed.

Visited July 2013
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Vancouver, BC
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Live Action”
Reviewed 24 August 2013

Well, this was so much fun! Congratulations to the young hosts and staff who provided much entertainment and music and humour to all the visitors. The live demonstration of a steam sawmill was really fascinating.

Visited August 2013
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Victoria
Level 6 Contributor
246 reviews
120 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
“Great experience”
Reviewed 14 August 2013

I guess you could go to Port Alberni and not visit this mill, but you'd be missing a treat. If you have any interest in steam, or sawmilling, or industrial history, or have kids, you have to see this. If you're on a budget, skip the train and just go to the mill. (Although the train ride is great, and well worth the money.) If you are there over lunch, pack your own lunch and grab a chance to talk to the guys running the mill. They're a mine of information. My only complaint was that the train left too soon. I could have watched the mill operate for hours.

Visited August 2013
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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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