Founders Park, Nelson

Categories: Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
4.2/5 based on 280+ reviews on the web
Explore local heritage through architecture, food, and exhibits at Founders Park, an outdoor museum displaying original historical buildings and replicas built in the regional style. Opened in 1986, the park has been entertaining and educating visitors ever since through engaging exhibits and local flair. Take a short train ride along their scenic railway, hop on the site's Bristol Freighter airplane, stop into a workshop, or browse for handmade goods and artisan foods at the gift shops. With an onsite playground for little ones, the gorgeous architecture and green space at this beloved park will delight visitors of all ages. Arrange your visit to Founders Park and discover more family-friendly attractions in Nelson using our Nelson itinerary builder.
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  • We thoroughly enjoyed our meander around the village soaking up a bit of local history. Reasonably priced and very interesting. We were there for over 2 hours. Also have a café & brewery on site. 
  • Buildings were moved to this park and expertly restored. It gives a real sense of the history of work-a-day Nelson. There is tons of stuff for kids (who get in free) and lots of explanations for older...  read more »
  • There is quite a lot to do and look at here. Train ride is pretty ordinary, but only part of the track was open. Coffee and meals available. Lots of old timer stuff to check out. All in all a nice way...  read more »
  • Many interesting nooks to explore. Nice cafe/brewery too
  • Nice area, good local attraction
  • Just great
  • Great venue
  • Well maintained. Great atmosphere created. Good living exhibits.
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