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Banff Park Museum

93 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 0C0, Canada
1-403-762-1558
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Ranked #18 of 32 attractions in Banff
Type: Natural History Museums
Traveler Description: The Banff Park Museum National Historic Site is a graceful 1903 log building whose style is often described as a "railway pagoda". This is a natural... more »
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North Battleford
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

This is a good stop. 3 bucks a head and see a wide variety of animals from the area. Good history of this park, knowledgeable staff.

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Leatherhead Surrey
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Very typical animal and bird exhibits in an original wooden building adjacent to the road bridge at the end of Banff high street. Full of late 19th century exhibits and atmosphere.

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Kelowna, Canada
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124 reviews 124 reviews
59 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Can't remember the price but it was very reasonable. A small exhibit. It is life sized examples of the animals, birds and some insects mostly from the Banff area. There are a few examples of the fauna that is not indigenous but not many. It gives an excellent example of the true size and look of the animals and birds.... More

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Jaffrey, New Hampshire
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We went into the natural mineral spring cave that is housed in a large modern building. I did not care for it as the spring inside was smelled of rotten eggs. However, In another area there was a large panoramic film you could watch regarding the history of the area. This was very enjoyable.

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Provo, Utah
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This museum gives one a good idea of the variety of animals that inhabit the area. As intended, the building and displays are also interesting samples of what such museums were like at the early part of the century. We went partly to see the grizzly pelt which is on the second level. Unfortunately, no information is provided about that... More

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

didnt think much of this place and glad we didnt have to pay because we had a national parks ticket. i would not liked to pay to see lots of stuffed animals thats about all thats in it.

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Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
20 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Banff town is, I would say, a fairly unmemorable few blocks of hotels, gift shops (some of which, to be fair, are very good) and restaurants. This stands alone at one end of the town and is a real little treat. The stuffed animals in this over 100 year old wood built museum give a really good opportunity to review... More

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Glasgow, Scotland
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64 reviews 64 reviews
16 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

It was really pleasing to see that this old building had survived and been retained as a museum full of artifacts and information relative to the area. Although not large the exhibits on two levels particularly stuffed animals and birds provide a link to the pioneering past.

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Edinburgh, Scotland
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157 reviews 157 reviews
28 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

This museum was something of a conundrum to me. Most often, one goes to a museum to see the collections and learn something about the subject matter, so, one would expect to go to this museum to learn about the natural history of the area; however, in this case, that would be wrong. This is a National Historic Site, and... More

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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72 reviews 72 reviews
32 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Great collection of flora and fauna from the local region. Well put together. A little expensive for the less than an hour you need in this place.

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