We then updated Nuvi with the address to Dynamic Earth. This area has a long history of mining nickel, and Dynamic Earth is an elaborate exhibit of that history, including a chance to go down 65 feet into a mine. After paying $5.00 just to park, we decided not to pay the $20 (each) admission, it just wasn't high enough on our "value meter." However, we did get to see Sudbury's famous "Big Nickel," a 30-foot replica of a 1951 Canadian nickel. Here it is from the parking lot. The building on the right is the main facility of the Dynamic Earth exhibit.
|At 30 feet in diameter it's listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the world's largest coin.|
|I didn't know I was that strong! :)|
|The site is on a hill that overlooks the outskirts of Sudbury|
|This is an example of the rock formations you see all over this area of Ontario|