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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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Wed - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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Take a step back in time...

authentic throw back place with a nod to science and history... great 45 minutes experience if you have the time... well worth it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
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Loveland, Ohio
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Loveland, Ohio
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66 reviews 66 reviews
18 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

authentic throw back place with a nod to science and history... great 45 minutes experience if you have the time... well worth it.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Very interesting museum which details the flora and fauna to be found in the park with an extensive collection of stuffed animals which once roamed in the area. There is a small fee for entry which is well worth it.

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Tweed Heads, Australia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We did not go but the Kids went with the Kids Club at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, they loved it, especially all the stuffed animals, there was a Moose there are they could not get over how big it was, might be the only Moose you see on your trip so might be worth a look.

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delhi
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

the journey to Banff from Calgary is as beautiful as the Banff itself. breath taking view of Rockies, Bow river etc all add to the beauty of travel. must see place for anyone visiting Calgary.

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strathmore
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This place gives a person a very good amount of knowledge of the animals in this area. The wild animals that are stuffed gives a person a connection that would otherwise be missing if there were only pictures. early morning is best time to visit as you miss the crowds in summer.

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Witney, United Kingdom
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241 reviews 241 reviews
131 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

This is certainly different from your average modern museum, but for some people this could add to its appeal. The main interest is the large variety of stuffed animals on display, most of which are or were local to the Banff area. It is probably not something that could be replicated now, so from that point alone the museum is... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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63 reviews 63 reviews
14 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Everything you would expect in a museum dedicated to Banff and the beginning of this resort town. If going, take the time to read the displays and walk the surrounding areas. Parking difficult in the summer. Park on the other side of the river, turn right after the bridge.

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Blue Mountains, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Returned this summer with more grandchildren to give them the experience of the Banff Park Museum...of Natural History. There are over 5000 specimens on display, the old fashioned way. The woodwork just gleams with richness. The 1903 structure of BC Fir is indeed a "National Historic Site!" The specimen collection is from the 1914 era. Read on one individual named... More 

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51 reviews 51 reviews
15 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Great art and historical displays. We spent an afternoon here due to inclement weather and leaned a lot we would otherwise have overlooked. The gift shop has great local art. Amazing interactive displays.

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Fair Oaks, California
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128 reviews 128 reviews
31 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This small museum contains a collection of stuffed birds and animals of Banff Park. There are also exhibits of bird's nests with eggs, fossil and minerals of the area. There is a small fee and you can see everything is less than an hour.

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