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Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Centre

Closed Now: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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A unique treasure!

I had lived in St John's for years, and never knew this place existed! Came back to St John's... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Kate M
Truro, Canada

Awesome place to go relax and take in 5he beauty of nature. Easy walking trails.Lots of interesting... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2018
Conception Bay South, Canada
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Manuels River is home to ancient trilobite fossils, waterfalls, hiking, geocaching, bird watching, geology and nature guided tours, gift store, cafe, movie theatre, and much more! Rainy Day activities include interactive exhibits, daily movie...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
7 Conception Bay Hwy, Conception Bay South, Newfoundland and Labrador A1W 3A2, Canada
+1 709-834-2099
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All reviews coffee matters flora and fauna beautiful area guided tour walking trails lots of parking on the rocks on display few hours great spot trilobites fossils paleontology history science exhibition dr
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had lived in St John's for years, and never knew this place existed! Came back to St John's for a vacation and the museum was suggested as an interesting place to visit. I was thoroughly impressed! Truly a hidden gem of history. There is...More

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Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

Awesome place to go relax and take in 5he beauty of nature. Easy walking trails.Lots of interesting facts and information about our beautiful land.

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Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

My wife and I were lucky enough to have a guided tour by Rod Taylor (Lead Science Interpreter) at Manuel River. What a treat - we got some geology, geography, site history and Palaeontology delivered with a great sense of humour. Hard to believe that...More

Reviewed 27 August 2018

Great spot to visit for the day great swimming holes in water that makes your skin feel like silk when u get out. beautiful walking trails and picnic areas. Go look for fossils in beds of rocks and explore Also nice coffee shop and museum...More

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Reviewed 27 August 2018

The excellent exhibits cover the history of the geology as well as the flora and fauna. Then there are the beautiful trilobite fossils, some more than 30 cm in length. The detail is wonderful and some have a yellow colour from limonite, an iron mineral,...More

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Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Have used the walking trails several times this summer. Excellent when it is windy to keep the flies away! Have also lunched a few times at the Cafe (Coffee Matters-execellent!), and attended a couple of evening events. The evening events are varied, something for everyone....More

Thank albany007
Reviewed 23 July 2018

Hiked the trail out to the river. Beautiful area! Really enjoyable few hours for our family. We sat on the rocks in the river, and soaked in the beautiful sunshine. Definitely recommended.

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ManuelsRiver, Manager at Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2018

Hi Robin, Thank you so much for visiting Manuels River and we are glad you and your family enjoyed your day here.

Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

Stopped in here on our way to Holyrood. I'm glad we did. The interpretive centre is really well done. You learn about the geology and the flora and fauna of the area. And the fossil collection is amazing. They are so well preserved and cool...More

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ManuelsRiver, Manager at Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2018

Hi Andrew, thank you so much for your review! We are glad you enjoyed your visit to the Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation and hope you can make it back another time to walk our trails or take our guided hike to the fossil site.

Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

Great scenery and lovel updated walking trail. There is coffee shop to eat and great display of rocks from Manuel’s river. Souvenirs to purchase made locally

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Reviewed 18 May 2018

The Manual’s River Interpretation Centre in Conception Bay South, NL is a beautiful spot. The walking trails are very safe, well groomed and scenic. The interpretation centre has some interesting fossils on display and many activities available for both children and adults. In addition, there...More

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