Huron County is home to a diversity of unique and interesting museums and attractions. Ranging from some of the finest museums and galleries in Canada – to wonderful windmills, walking bridges, parks and wildlife reserves, a casino, horse track and auto racing facility – Huron County has a museum and attraction for all interests and ages!

 


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Grand Bend & Area
Grand Bend Motorplex
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is Canada's largest 1/4 mile drag racing facility. Home of Canada's largest drag race, The 15th Annual Mopar Nitro Jam Nationals (June 20 - 22, 2014). Come and see the world's fastest race cars -tickets on sale now!

Holiday weekend programs feature show cars, jets, concerts etc. Friday nights are”Test and Tune” nights open to both race and street cars (test your own vehicle). Saturdays and Sundays feature “Thunder Series” action plus specialty events.

Road course lapping for cars and motorcycles on selected weekdays/weekends on the new 3.3 km roadcourse.

Modern restrooms, concessions and licenced beer garden, 400+ campsites (no hookups), showers onsite. Located just 1.8 miles/3 km east of Grand Bend on County Road #81. Track is open most weekends from mid-May to the end of September. Call us or visit our website for ticket, schedule, specialty race lapping days and concert information.

Grand Bend Motorplex, P.O. Box 668, Grand Bend, Ontario, N0M 1T0
Phone: 519-238-RACE (7223) Fax: 519-238-5299
[motorplx@hay.net], [www.grandbendmotorplex.com]
Contact Info:
Telephone: (519) 238-7223
Fax: (519) 238-5299
Email:
Website: www.grandbendmotorplex.com
Address:
70292 Grand Bend Ln
Grand Bend, Ontario, Canada
N0M 1T0

Grand Bend & Area
Lambton Heritage Museum
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An extensive 50,000 square foot complex that captures the human and natural history of Lambton County. Includes main exhibit centre, 5 historical buildings and a fascinating assortment of pioneer and agricultural implements.
Contact Info:
Telephone: (519) 243-2600
Fax: (519) 243-2646
Email: heritage.museum@county-lambton.on.ca
Website: www.lambtonmuseums.ca/heritage
Address:
10035 Museum Rd
RR 2
Grand Bend, Ontario, Canada
N0M 1T0

Hensall & Area
Iceculture Inc.
started 30 years ago as a hobby producing two ice bowls per week and today the company is a recognized leader in the hospitality ice industry worldwide. Tour the process from water to ice block to finished work of art. During your 90 minute guided tour, you understand how crystal clear ice is made, see sculptures being created in our studio and learn about tools of the trade.
Chill out in the Nine Below Zero 8000 sq ft. freezer and see exciting ice sculptures. Bring your camera for some photo opportunities. Relax and watch a video presentation of some of the interesting projects the company has undertaken around the world.

Tours must be booked in advance. Please contact for availability, rates and times.

81 Brock Street, Hensall, ON N0M 1X0
1-888-251-9967
info@iceculture.com
www.iceculture.com
Contact Info:
Telephone: (519) 262-3500
Toll Free: 1-888-251-9967
Fax: (519) 262-2492
Email: info@iceculture.com
Website: www.iceculture.com
Address:
81 Brock St
PO Box 232
Hensall, Ontario, Canada
N0M 1X0

Kintail & Area
The Kintail School
catch a glimpse of everyday life in rural Huron County in this restored yellow-brick school house, S.S.#3 Ashfield. Former students have worked to preserve an important piece of the area’s history, restoring the building and re-creating a one-room classroom that was a centre of learning for as many as 60 students in a year.

Period desks, flags, photos, vintage readers and text books recall the days when Huron County children were taught here, from 1893 to 1954. Even the original strap is perched on the teacher’s desk. The Kintail Save the School Committee also operates a kitchen with good, country-style cooking, and runs a flea market chock full of treasures. A fundraising cookbook, Crumbs of Comfort, first produced by the Kintail Women’s Institute in 1954, holds a collection of favourite recipes.

Kintail School -Highway 21, North of Kintail.
Contact Jim Sinnett 519-529-7288.
Open Saturdays 10 am to 4 pm, from the May 24 weekend until the weather turns cold.
Official Vacation Guide Sponsor
Contact Info:
Telephone: (519) 529-7288
Address:
85562 Kingsbridge Ln
Lucknow, Ontario, Canada
N0G 2H0

Out of County & Area
Perth County Welcome Center & Artisan Market Place
The Perth County Welcome Center and Artisan Marketplace is the best and first stop when you’re travelling along on Why 8. Make your holiday getaway great with all the Welcome Center information at your fingertips, selecting maps and brochures to guide you to explore our charming communities, backroads and broad main streets. Select fine crafts and handmade treats to take home -- you’ll find an array of artful products available in our Artisan Marketplace. Count on falling in love with the charms of Perth County. Make plans to come and play awhile and stay awhile with us!

PERTH COUNTY WELCOME CENTER AND ARTISAN MARKETPLACE
2146, Hwy 8 (beside the Best Little Pork Shoppe), Shakespeare, Ontario,
519-603-3723, 1-888-366-0160-Toll Free, [www.visitperth.ca]
Contact Info:
Telephone: (519) 603-3723
Toll Free: 1-888-366-0160
Email: info@visitperth.ca
Website: www.visitperth.ca
Address:
2146, Line 34, Hwy 7 & 8
Beside Best Little Pork Shoppe
Shakespeare, Ontario, Canada
N0B 2P0

Out of County & Area
Stratford Festival
Join us for unforgettable productions, including Macbeth, Shakespeare in Love, A Chorus Line and the family favourite classic The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. With 13 productions to choose from it's a season you can't miss! We’re also presenting The Forum: a thrilling series of talks, performances and activities that bring you deeper into the worlds on our stages. Take the Stratford Direct buses from Toronto for only $25 roundtrip - details on website. Stratford is just a short drive from Ontario’s West Coast, Huron County. Tickets at www.stratfordfestival.ca or 1-800-567-1600.
Contact Info:
Telephone: (519) 273-1600
Toll Free: (800) 567-1600
Email: orders@stratfordfestival.ca
Website: www.stratfordfestival.ca
Address:
55 Queen St
Box 520
Stratford, Ontario, Canada
N5A 6V2

Seaforth & Area
Seaforth & Area Museum
provides a self-guided tour of a distinct collection of historic photos and artifacts dating back to the mid-1800’s. Visitors will find many items from the Sills’ Collection, previously displayed above Sills’
Hardware Store. Volunteers have spent countless hours to archive, preserve and protect the area’s illustrious past for enjoyment by local and visiting public.

The museum, housed on the second floor of the Huron East Municipal Office (Seaforth Town Hall), provides a fine example of one of several designated buildings situated in the heart of one of Ontario’s oldest Heritage Conservation Districts. Many of the heritage buildings have been well preserved, providing an intriguing backdrop for the unique shops that line the main street.

Seaforth and Area Museum
72 Main Street South, Box 610, Seaforth, Ontario, N0K 1W0
Phone: 519-527-0160 Fax: 519-527-2561
[cgarrick@huroneast.com] [www.huroneast.com]
Open year round: Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm
Admission by donation
Contact Info:
Telephone: (519) 527-0160
Fax: (519) 527-2561
Email: cgarrick@huroneast.com
Website: www.huroneast.com
Address:
72 Main St
PO Box 610
Seaforth, Ontario, Canada
N0K 1W0

Seaforth & Area
Van Egmond House Foundation
was built by Constant Van Egmond and his wife Ann Johnston. This
Georgian manor is one of the oldest houses in Huron County, and served as the nucleus for the growth of the Village of Egmondville.
The Van Egmond family played a fundamental role in the opening of the Huron Tract, a one-million acre parcel of land owned by the Canada Company. Colonel Van Egmond was involved with the
Rebellion of 1837 in an attempt to bring responsible government to the area. He died untried in the Don jail, Toronto.

Today, the Van Egmond House is preserved to its original splendour to provide a glimpse of life in the mid-nineteenth century. The House is located in the Van Egmond Reserve overlooking the beautiful Bayfield River (corner of Kippen Road and Bayfield Road). The Van Egmond Foundation hosts the annual Spring Breakfast, Country Breakfast and Ciderfest.

Van Egmond Foundation
80 Kippen Road, Egmondville, Ontario, N0K 1G0 Phone: 519-522-0413
Open July 14 to Aug. 15, Thursday through Monday: 10 am to 4 pm (Other times by appointment). Admission: free will offering.
Contact Info:
Telephone: (519) 522-0413
Alternate Telephone: (519) 600-5638
Address:
80 Kippen Rd
Egmondville, Ontario, Canada
N0K 1G0

St. Joseph & Area
Historical St Joseph Archive & Museum
is located at Hessenland Country Inn, 40 acres of peace and tranquility on the shores of Lake Huron. Spend an afternoon and
step back in time. Read and learn about the great plans of Narcisse Cantin (1870-1940), "the Father of the St. Lawrence Seaway" to turn St. Joseph into a thriving international port. View pictures, articles,
maps and other original documents depicting the story of his great dream. Meticulously researched and compiled over a lifetime by Narcisse Cantin's grandson Napolean E. Cantin. Located at #72981, Bluewater Highway (Hwy. #21) between Grand Bend and Bayfield. Groups welcome -please call.

Historical St. Joseph Archive and Museum
c/o Hessenland Country Inn
R.R.#2, Zurich, Ontario, N0M 2T0
Phone: 519-236-7707 or toll free 1-866-543-7736, Fax: 519-236-7505
[www.stjosephmuseum.ca] [hessen@hessenland.com]
Open by Appointment
Contact Info:
Telephone: (519) 236-7707
Toll Free: (866) 543-7736
Fax: (519) 236-7505
Email: hessen@hessenland.com
Website: www.stjosephmuseum.ca
Address:
c/o Hessenland
RR 2
Zurich, Ontario, Canada
N0M 2T0

St. Joseph & Area
St. Joseph Memorial Park & Historic Walkway
and Historical Walkway tell the history of St. Joseph through narrative and pictorial signage. The Park began with a request from St. André, known healer and founder of the famed Oratory of St. Joseph in Montreal. He requested that a statue honouring St. Joseph be placed in the Park. It was the early 1900's when he took a metal pipe and pounded it into the ground where the statue now stands. The statue was placed in the Park in 1972. In August of 2011, a statue of St. Andre was erected in the park depicting St. Andre's devotion to St. Joseph. A Provincial Plaque was also erected in St. Joseph Memorial Park honouring Narcisse Cantin (1870-1940). Narcisse had a dream to build a Great Lakes canal system, which included a canal that would have started at St. Joseph and linked Lake Huron and Lake Erie. Although this canal was never built, many others were and he has been referred to as the "Father of the St. Lawrence Seaway". We invite you to visit St. Joseph, the city that never was. Read the many fascinating stories in the park. Located on Hwy. #21 at Cty. Rd. #84.

St. Joseph Memorial Park, St. Joseph, R.R.#2, Zurich, Ontario, N0M 2T0
Phone: 519-236-7707, Fax: 519-236-7505
[www.stjosephmuseum.ca], [hessen@hessenland.com] Free admission.
Walkway stones for sale. Open year round weather permitting.
Contact Info:
Telephone: (519) 236-7137
Website: www.stjosephmuseum.ca
Address:
c/o Hessenland Country Inn
72981 Bluewater Hwy, RR 2
Zurich, Ontario, Canada
N0M 2T0

Walton & Area
Walton Raceway
Is more than just the jost to Canada's biggest annual motocross event - the Parts Canada TransCan GNC. There are CMRC regional motocross races, truck mud bogs, WEC offroad motorcycle events, ATV, clubs, practice days and schools.
Contact Info:
Telephone: (519) 887-6735
Alternate Telephone: (519) 902-2946
Email: mark@motocrosscanada.ca
Website: www.waltonraceway.ca
Address:
42932 Walton Rd
RR 3
Walton, Ontario, Canada
N0K 1Z0

Wingham & Area
Barn Dance Historical Society & Entertainment Museum
is a tribute to Canada's Largest Travelling Barn Dance -the longest live radio show of its kind in the history of music and Canadian broadcasting.

Visitors will enjoy a collection of portraits, artifacts and show cases, preserving the memory of the stars who pioneered the Barn Dance and our country's rich musical heritage. Exhibits also include early scenes of performers who first sang and played on CKNX Radio in the early 1920's when the station was founded by W.T. "Doc" Cruickshank. The Museum features a collection of vintage musical instruments, videos and recordings of early performances, as well as many awards won by the great Canadian performers of Country Music. Souvenirs and CD's available.

Located at 273 Josephine Street in Wingham (lower level of North Huron Museum, across from the Town Hall). Box 68, Wingham, Ontario, N0G 2W0. Admission - $2.
Open seasonally from May to August. Open Monday - Friday: 9 am - 5 pm, Saturday: 10 am - 3 pm. Open September - April by chance or appointment. Further information is available at [www.thebarndance.ca] [barndance2013@gmail.com] or 519-530-8000.
Contact Info:
Telephone: (519) 530-8000
Alternate Telephone: (519) 357-3189
Email: barndance2013@gmail.com
Website: www.thebarndance.ca
Address:
273 Josephine St
Wingham, Ontario, Canada
N0G 2W0

Wingham & Area
North Huron Museum
is a community museum with special exhibits, art and innovative events. Writers are invited to practice their craft in our Alice Munro nook, overlooking the Alice Munro Literary Garden. Those interested in family history, events, and individuals from Wingham, Turnberry Township, East Wawanosh Township and Blyth area, will find a well-appointed archives for their research. The Museum also offers the Alice Munro walking tour, lectures and educational programs. The bookstore carries local history books and fiction novels, including those by our celebrated Alice Munro recipient of the 2013 Nobel prize in literature.

273 Josephine Street, Wingham, Ontario, N0G 2W0 Phone: 519-357-1096 or 519-357-3550 [nhmuseum@northhuron.ca], [www.northhuron.ca]

Open seasonally from May to August.
Admission: Donation. Average visit time 1 hr.
Contact Info:
Telephone: (519) 357-1096
Email: nhmuseum@northhuron.ca
Website: www.northhuron.ca
Address:
273 Josephine St
Wingham, Ontario, Canada
N0G 2W0

Wroxeter & Area
Gingerbread Doll Museum
was opened in 1987 to house the doll collection of the Hamilton family. This unique museum has displays of over six thousand dolls dating from 1840 to the present. Many of the dolls on display come from all over the world, although a large number have been donated by local families from the Wroxeter and Wingham area.

Visitors will also enjoy viewing numerous other doll related items, such as dishes, cradles, baby buggies, tea sets, pictures, doll houses and other children's toys. The history of dolls can be traced through each era, as many of the dolls are made from wax, tin, china, wood, bisque and composition. The Gingerbread Doll Museum also houses many one-of-a-kind dolls, including a complete set of the Royal Family dating back to Queen Victoria.

The Gingerbread Doll Museum
1067 Howick Street,
Wroxeter, Ontario, N0G 2X0
Tour Groups and Visitors are welcome by appointment ONLY.
Phone: 519-357-2498 (please leave message)
$2.00 per adult, 50¢ for children under 12.
Contact Info:
Telephone: (519) 357-2498
Address:
1067 Howick St
Wroxeter, Ontario, Canada
N0G 2X0

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