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Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum

1 Birch Ave, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 0C0, Canada
403-762-2388
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Ranked #18 of 32 Attractions in Banff
Type: Natural History Museums, History Museums
Owner description: This natural history and Canadian First Nations museum is named after Norman Luxton who once operated a trading post in the Banff area. Come in for a... more » Owner description: This natural history and Canadian First Nations museum is named after Norman Luxton who once operated a trading post in the Banff area. Come in for a tour of what life was like for First Nations before settlers came and then view authentic First Nations artifacts, borrowed from both personal collections and the Glenbow Museum. Tours of the Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum guided by staff who are local First Nations. Ask questions, learn and experience something truly Canadian. « less
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Houston, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Many tribes are represented with glass encased historical garb, beading, tools and daily life objects. There is also a large room set up in "campment" decked out with tribal ceremonies, taxidermied horses, animals, fowl, etc.

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Frederick, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

The museum was a nice, short activity and we enjoyed it, but it is rather small and there is a lot of taxidermy there, which might make some animal lovers feel a tad uncomfortable. Nevertheless, we loved many of the artifacts and photographs, learned some new things, and picked up a few nice keepsakes at the gift shop. I hope... More

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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Although small this museum provides lots of information about the First Nations. Well worth a visit.

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west yorkshire
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22 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We were given a friendly welcome from the museum staff and were told were the restrooms were and where we could help ourselves to free coffee and tea. The pictures and information boards around the museum were very interesting and an insight into how the First Nation inhabitants lived. There were some great models and groupings around the rooms also... More

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Schertz, TX
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12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Not very expensive to go through the museum. Lots of good exhibits to see especially of the native clothes. Nice gift shop and friendly staff.

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UK
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52 reviews 52 reviews
13 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Very expensive to go in for a pretty poor show. Gifts were very expensive. The outside was more impressive

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Provo, Utah
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Among the more interesting small museums I've visited. Four of us (all adults) spent a couple of hours there and we all loved it. An earlier TA reviewer found it mostly for children, so we were a bit reluctant. But I couldn't disagree more--kids may like it, but it is seriously aimed at adults. It was interesting and very informative.... 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
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

this place was realy interesting i enjoyed the exibits of the natives and it gave you an idea of how they had lived years ago.the shop was lovely and the free coffee went down well.

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Very good exhibits - a little small but worth a look. We had the benefit of a first nation guide who was very helpful and surprised us with the truth about these amazing people.

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canada
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53 reviews 53 reviews
22 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This museum has preserved the cultural heritage of the Buffalo Nations-The attire, the utensils used, weapons made from crude materials Yet very functional are all displaced. The beautiful beaded workmanship ( beads were brought into the country from Italy by the early European settlers-The natives weaved them into beautiful designs and these adorned their footwear, weapon sheaths, Saddle for the... More

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