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Address: 214 South Copper Street, Greenwood, British Columbia V0H 1J0, Canada
Phone Number: 250-445-6355
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Like a small sparrow but it has all the guts.

Greenwood BC in the Kootenay valley is the smallest city in BC and in Canada with a population of 708. The Greenwood Museum is a convenient stop on Highway 3 with clean washrooms... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Vancouver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Greenwood BC in the Kootenay valley is the smallest city in BC and in Canada with a population of 708. The Greenwood Museum is a convenient stop on Highway 3 with clean washrooms and petit gift counter selling gold leaves in miniature tubes. Mining history and WW2 internment of Canadian-Japanese form the two main themes of the museum. Visit to... More 

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Greenwood, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

A must see while your in Greenwood. There is an amazing amount of information, artifacts and history to discover in this museum. The City of Greenwood has survived many transformations over the years. A thriving mining town, first BC Supreme court, WWII internment camp and so much more. They also present the history of the City of Phoenix, once the... More 

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North Bay, Canada
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5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

small historic building on hwy 3, I thought it was very limited info on the history of greenwood bc, it appears they were more interested in selling you souveneirs. however friendly staff and good parking. the place needs more historic story boards.

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Doreen M, Manager at Greenwood Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments on Greenwood. I agree more history story boards should be posted throughout the town. Unfortunately we have few volunteers and lack sufficient funding to carry out many needed projects. The museum is run by a group of dedicated volunteers with the exception of two summertime students. We are grateful to be able to employ local... More 

Vernon, Canada
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84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

If you are spending some time around Greenwood exploring the ghost towns, then stop here first, it will save you a ton of time and effort when on the back roads. We had come to Greenwood so that we could visit Pheonix, Deadwood and the motherlode mines. As the museum wasn't open when I left, I went looking for Deadwood... More 

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Osoyoos, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Went to the museum searching for information around grandfather and grandmother dating back to the 1800's. Spent 3 hours reading through files and files of great information, exactly what we were looking for. Absolutely amazed at this museum's ability to put together so many valuable bits of history. The volunteers are dedicated and caring individuals who obviously love their work,... More 

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Grand Forks
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Lots of local info, enthusiastic staff. City Hall worth touring with museum staff. Lots of info on one of Western Canadas earliest cities. They did a great job of researching the history of John Jarrette's history and ties to the infamous James Gang!!

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Red Deer, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Great Museum with lots of different sections. They even have examples of fluorescent minerals. The film Snowflakes falling on Cedar was filmed here and there are some great photos of the filming in town. Went on the drive to view the old sections of Phoenix which no longer exists. from the museum just note the numbers are reversed.

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Melbourne, Australia
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25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

A small museum (to match the small town) but very keen and helpful staff. It was well worth the visit. I wish we had more of these.

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Ganges, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

The small admission fee was well worth while. The history of mining in the area and the dispersal of Japanese Canadians during WWII are well presented. One display on marriages collected photos of happy couples over a period of 100 years.Well worth a stop in Greenwood.

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Prince George, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Enjoyed this little piece of history and a nice added touch was my little girls received a little package with copper and slag

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Doreen M, Director at Greenwood Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit to our museum and hope that you will come to visit us again. More 

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Address: 214 South Copper Street, Greenwood, British Columbia V0H 1J0, Canada
Phone Number: 250-445-6355
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Greenwood

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