Wikipedia – Big Nickel


The Big Nickel is a nine-metre (30 ft) replica of a 1951 Canadian nickel, located at the grounds of Dynamic Earth in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. The twelve-sided nickel is located on a small hill overlooking the intersection of Municipal Road 55 and Big Nickel Drive at the westernmost end of the Gatchell neighbourhood.

The park was always expanding and adding new features. Some of these features included helicopter rides, a train which ran around the circumference of the park carrying 55 passengers, a carousel, the famous “jail,” moon module, and informative film. Articles and pictures featuring the Big Nickel appear in hundreds of books, and it is recognized as an international landmark.

If you’re a Sudburian I could see why “the jail at Nickel Park” might not need further elaboration, but given that most coin-based theme parks don’t have their own holding cells and this is the only mention on the wiki, I’d appreciate a little more detail about the famous jail at the coin place

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