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l'Odyssee des Batisseurs, Alma

Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.6/5 based on 25 reviews on the web
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  • Before our departure of Alma where we spent the night, I noticed this all ready located attraction. In the main building, there are 3 exhibitions including one guided/commented. The commentary was a bit speedy, very short and fast. But it was OK for us who still had a lot of roads to do. The outdoor site offers trails of markets where you can see information on hydropower, old station, the importance of water, etc. Which was nice for the kids is that there are several activities of hebertismes throughout the visit. It increases the time of the visit and the interests of the children. The main interest of the site is the old tank water (see photo) where you can climb to see the view of the river and the hydropower of Alma. Inside the tank, there is a 15-minute film which explains the history of the region. It is a cinema of immersive type (sound, video, wind, mist, etc.) Outside of the site, we were able to dine at the "foodtruck" offering 4 different menus (delicious!) By buying tickets for the Odyssey, you can get $ 1 or $2 off per meal, ask for it!)
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  • Fisrt, the room was very good. Explained us the various exhibits inside the main building. The tour is good but the young guide, although friendly, scrolls text as learned by heart and tends to "win". Given the length of the visit, more attention to what she says and are visited by ourselves. This exhibition makes us see the first washing machines, televisions, refrigerators and many other items. A huge map of the hydrographic network of the region, on the ground, is quite impressive. Other exhibitions are interesting but nothing more. The outer part, on the other hand, is more pleasant to visit. The trail, well that very short (just 15 min walk), is really well laid out and and offers interesting information to visitors. The water tower is the highest point of this visit. Fortunately there is this attraction because alone, it's worth the price of admission. However, the waiting time between representations is too long (1 hr), the animators do a good job.
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  • You learn a lot about the role of water in the development of the region (timber, hydroelectricity, sports...) The tour is interesting, in a heritage building. Video 360 degrees in a former water tower is striking. The trails are fun to browse.
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  • It's very interesting! The exhibitions are surprisingly fulled with informations about the history of Alma, Isle maligne, hydroelectricity, archeological site and culture, there's also a place where you can disguise yourself with old outfits from other centuries there's a place where you can eat, a pedestrial way with games for children's and multisensory 360 degree movie in the water castle. You can also let your child play in their pirates room!
  • Very interesting visit, the animators do a very good job.
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  • Multi-sensory activity in the water tower is worth a visit. The images could be subtitled for clarity. Exciting animation.
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