Kingston’s Local Attractions

Amusement Park, Museum, tours, Kingston

This past week I was fortunate enough to take a bit of a reprieve from the 9 to 5, and wander around as a part of the March Break crowd. My wife and I filled our days with a trip to Wolfe Island, movies, open houses, home improvements, dinner and lunch out, a sinus cold, and well you get the idea. Was I grateful for the time off? Of course. But still, at times I found myself yearning for more exciting local attractions. Of course, most March Break activities are undoubtedly geared towards a much younger crowd, and summer tourist attractions have not yet opened.  But even if they have, there’s really only so much touring of historical buildings, art gallery hopping and shopping one can do.  Being a city between two major centres, a new attraction of some sort could help make sure we’re a stop along the way.   Accordingly, this week’s poll asks:

What kind of attraction could Kingston be home to?

  • A casino (34%, 41 Votes)
  • A science centre (25%, 30 Votes)
  • Something else entirely (22%, 26 Votes)
  • A water park (12%, 14 Votes)
  • An amusement park (8%, 9 Votes)

Total Voters: 120

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Perhaps the focus of this week’s poll should not be on adding some fancy new roller coaster, and let’s face it, who would actually pay to place such a thing in the Limestone City? Maybe what we need to do, and need to demand, is that our local tourist attractions strive to make big improvements, and take big chances on fresh new ideas that will appeal not only to tourists, but those of us who live here year-round.  What sort of exciting changes, facelifts and so on would you support in an effort to strengthen our local museums, parks, heritage sites and other tourist magnets?  Whether your a fan of multi-day, outdoor music festivals, historical tours on segway scooters, or bigger attractions at the Fall Fair and Kingston Family Fun World, we want to know.  Drop off a comment or two below, and share your ideas for making Kingston more exciting.

Thanks to Traveller_40 for today’s photo.



  1. Andy March 19, 2012
    • Harvey Kirkpatrick March 19, 2012
      • booklover March 20, 2012
  2. Harvey Kirkpatrick March 20, 2012
  3. @LVSConsulting March 20, 2012
  4. jerejohn March 23, 2012
    • Harvey Kirkpatrick March 23, 2012
  5. Dina April 1, 2012
    • Mar April 1, 2012
  6. SKOOKUMGUY April 20, 2012

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