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Address: 93 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 0C0, Canada
Phone Number: 1-403-762-1558
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Description: Museum housing stuffed wildlife that was once hunted in Banff National...
Museum housing stuffed wildlife that was once hunted in Banff National Park.
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Historic taxidermy collection in historic building. Very knowledgeable Parks staff member - she was as interesting as the collection. Worth the $3 entry just for her stories... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Historic taxidermy collection in historic building. Very knowledgeable Parks staff member - she was as interesting as the collection. Worth the $3 entry just for her stories; thought building was beautiful.

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Langley City, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Looking for something to do and want to gain a sense of what Banff is all about you should take some time to visit this museum. Cost $3 to get in. Lots of trophy heads stuff animals and the collection of one of the outdoors pioneers. Depending on how much detail you want to get in you can spend little... More 

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Rimbey, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

The museum appeared quite busy so we just wandered around the park and along the river. There is a very large gazebo in the park and we spent some time looking at it's architecture. Because it was rainy there were not that many people around. There is a nice walkway that follows along the river bank and gives a great... More 

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Beckley, West Virginia, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 267 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This is a tiny museum on the river. The principal attraction appears to be stuffed animals - kind of a bush league version of the Safari Club International museum in Tucson. If looking at stuffed dead animals isn't your thing, then skip it.

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Letchworth
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The Banff Park Museum is a sort of miniature version of the ZSL Museum at Tring in Hertfordshire (UK) - a temple to Victorian era taxidermy. We visited on a wet afternoon whilst in Banff and found this museum to be fascinating, well laid out and actually had a very cosy and welcoming feel (on a dull, wet afternoon) despite... More 

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Silverton, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This museum is a little tired around the edges, as the admissions person told us, but the history it contains makes it worth an hour or so to learn interesting things about the area. The taxidermy is really interesting, and the historic building is worth inspection too.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Really interesting little museum. Cheap entry fee. Quite old fashioned with taxidermy examples of Alberta wildlife but this adds to the attraction. Pleasant half hour!

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Edmonton
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

A real nice Museum but needs some updating of displays. I would still recommend seeing it. Nice atmosphere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This is a great little museum that really lets you see how Banff Park was developed and how the early pioneers did things. It is very interesting.

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Cairo, Egypt
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Small and quick museum to check out with your children, they won't get bored and make sure you do not go on a Monday. They close Mondays as I recall.

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