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The Discovery Center

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Address: Gros Morne national Park, Woody Point, Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
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+1 709-458-2417
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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We stopped by here after our tour of the Table Lands and before attempting the Discovery Lookout Trail. The staff were very helpful and the displays were first rate. I still... read more

Reviewed 6 December 2016
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Timmins, Canada
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Timmins, Canada
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96 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2016

We stopped by here after our tour of the Table Lands and before attempting the Discovery Lookout Trail. The staff were very helpful and the displays were first rate. I still think that these Information Centres are missing the boat by selling local arts and crafts at hugely inflated prices. Nice selection but too rich for my blood. the washrooms... More 

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United States
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234 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 246 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

This is an amazing visitors' centre - very informative exhibits and knowledgeable staff. I stopped here on our way back from a visit to Tablelands - this is where you should visit prior! Staff were able to answer a number of questions I had from our hike into the Tablelands.

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Thank vb22
Vancouver, Canada
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24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Plan on spending several hours here! There is a lot to learn and it is very well presented. The film is most enjoyable.

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Thank BarbieLaur
Vancouver, Canada
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21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

We enjoyed the tour and the aquarium. The guide gave a nice overview of the local marine ecology and marine life. Good value. The blue lobsters are a must to see.

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Thank Louise O
Ontario
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68 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

If you have the opportunity don't miss seeing The Gros Morne Discovery Center. It is very informative and the staff is eager to tell you all about the area. Don't miss the short film that is part of the exhibit.

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Victoria, Canada
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016

A visit early in your time spent in Gros Morne is highly recommended but return visits to have questions answered are also a good idea. Knowledgeable staff. Download the app. Take time to view the displays. Take it all in and then go out and explore this marvellous national park.

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Thank OneTipster
London, Ontario
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78 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

We visited the discovery centre today and spent some time chatting with Kevin who was very knowledgeable and friendly. He knows his stuff! We really enjoyed our visit and highly recommend it to others who are visiting. The tablelands is Aldo. 3 km drive up the road which is handy.

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Thank WTA
Bandung, Indonesia
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21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

discovery centre is rather big with open space concept. it starts with three dimensions displays of the professsions suchas geologists, geomorphologists that contribute to large displays of geology, climate change in its effects to geological features in the center. I like very much their narrations in the display, easy to catch and yet give many messages. Prepare to spend a... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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709 reviews
305 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

This is a great interpretive centre with an excellent resource group. We spent much more time than we expected looking at all the displays about the Park and the region. Then the staff were very helpful in helping us decide on the hikes that we were going to do

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Thank Nick D
upstate NY
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Big parking lot, lovely landscaping, terrific views from inside overlooking the bay. The museum has too many words accompanying the exhibits but even though we skimmed the texts we learned a lot. Nice gift shop. Entrance fee.

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