North Bay, Ontario, Canada: Dionne Quints Museum

The home of the amazing Dionne Quintuplets, five identical tiny girls born on May 28, 1934, is a museum. A whole quint industry sprang up and provided employment for thousands; the girls used to appear in a tourist attraction called "Quintland."
Address:
1375 Seymour St., North Bay, ON, Canada
Directions:
At the Chamber of Commerce and Tourist Information Center, on the corner of Trans-Canada Hwy/Hwy 17 and Hwy 11/Seymour St.
Hours:
May-Oct. M-F 9-5, Sa-Su 10-4 (Call to verify)
Phone:
705-472-8480
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Dionne Quintuplets Museum

One of the kookier episodes in Canadian history, heck WORLD history -- is chronicled at the Dionne Quints Museum. In the dirty '30s, one Madame Dionne, a member of a relatively poor Franco-Ontarian family, became involved in the first recorded successful delivery of quintuplets in world history, and the quints soon became international superstars. The quintuplets were placed in the care of the state while they were at their cutest and were paraded in something of a zoo called "Quintland", which became one of the top tourist attractions in the continent for a spell, attracting "3 million visitors to North Bay" and visiting top-name celebrities like Bette Davis et al.

[Rob L., 06/13/2003]

The amazing Dionne Quintuplets, five identical tiny girls, were born on May 28, 1934, with a combined weight of 13 lbs., 5 oz. A whole quint industry sprang up and provided employment for thousands. Millions were made happy during this especially troublesome time. The museum is in the original Dionne homestead, and contains many artifacts from the Quints' early days.

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