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l'Odyssee des Batisseurs, Alma

(4.6/5 based on 25+ reviews on the web)
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  • Great experience! What I enjoyed the most, is the Tower water with a 360 degree viewing. The walk through the forest to get to the Tower; Awesome!
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  • We enjoyed our visit with our two boys 5 and 6 years old! We were able to participate in the tour while the children played in the pirates in the basement room. Liked the exhibition temporary on cursing, very funny. Interesting tour on the artifact as well as photography. And what about outdoor journey with the remains, the fitness trail and 360 in the water tower film! What a great idea! However, attention to young children because the sound is very strong and the children were scared. This tour is definitely worth the cost!
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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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  • Our review is long overdue... but we've meant to do it for a long time. This past summer on a cycling trip on the Veloroute des Bleuets, my husband and I stopped at the museum in the afternoon for a visit. It turns out we were too late to fully enjoy both the indoor and outdoor sections, so the staff very graciously allowed us to tour the outdoor section and ran the last movie experience of the day for us even though it was so close to closing time. They permitted us to return in the morning on our way out of town to our next destination. And the next morning, it was a terrible torrential downpour. We arrived as wet as drowned rats on our bicycles. Marie-Josee let us bring our bikes loaded with all our touring gear into an indoor space where we could hang our wet clothing to dry. Then, generously, we were provided with a guide who made an excellent tour in English for us in the indoor museum. We made our lunch in the lunchroom downstairs, and got to try on all the old-timey clothes and have some photos taken on our own camera :) Then we were given great directions and suggestions for places along the remainder of our touring route. We've never had such a warm reception and interesting tour as we had at l'Odyssee des Batisseurs: the staff were warm and helpful and very accommodating of our "wet-cyclist" needs, and we remember our lovely experience there even now 5 months later - enough to finally write a long-overdue review. Thank you, l'Odyssee Team: you made our day on a cold and wet day in July!! Liz and Len from British Columbia :)
  • 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!
  • In October, I got access to the Museum. I am even more frustrated in that I found the exciting tour. Or how to make simple and interesting a technical subject such as the hydro-electricity. Note also the involvement of the person at the front desk.
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  • 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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