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Address: 1 Birch Ave, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A8, Canada
Phone Number: 403-762-2388
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Description: This natural history and Canadian First Nations museum is named after...
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.
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Interesting and educational

I visited with my family of 4 on a rainy afternoon. We particularly enjoyed the life-sized scenes of how some first peoples lived in the past, even though they are a bit... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

I visited with my family of 4 on a rainy afternoon. We particularly enjoyed the life-sized scenes of how some first peoples lived in the past, even though they are a bit old/broken. There are also many beautiful artifacts to see and specimens of the local animals. There are signs throughout that explain what you're looking at. It was just... More 

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Northwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Good museum with fascinating and informative displays. We were disappointed that there were no actual Indians present as advised to entertain us. Didn't live up to our expectations.

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Margate, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Make the effort to visit this little museum, right on the edge of town only small as museums go but packed full of artefacts and info relating to First Nations. As it`s tucked away not crowded so plenty of time and space to browse. Small entry fee but you get free coffee.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

A great wee museum, reasonably priced and well worth a visit. Staff friendly. Quite a small shop but the Indian Trading Post is just a 100 metres away.

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Kirkwood, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We heard so much about the First Nations People that we wanted to see this museum. It's small but worthwhile seeing all the bead-work and handcrafted native headdresses and clothing. The museum had a nice selection of hand crafts for purchase - lots better than the "trading post" in front of it.

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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Lovely museum next to the Bow River at the end of Banff Avenue. Looks like a fort from outside, entrance is not expensive (includes a free cup of coffee!) and not crowded. Some very interesting exhibits showing an insight to the First Nation people, as well as animals of the region. There's a gift shop selling some authentic goods as... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 353 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

This was an awesome place to visit to learn some of the history of the First nations people. The amazing and interesting artifacts from the Stoney Nakoda enhanced our experience.

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Banff, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Tucked away out of sight from the main road, this historical museum has an amazing collection of artifacts from the Stoney Nakoda First Nations tribes along with artifacts from the time period of the western expansion including the history of the RCMP. They also have an amazing up close view of many of the more elusive local wildlife that can... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

This museum is a must for anyone who wants to learn about the first "Americans", and the arduous lives they led. /tge museum is predominately focused on the Stoney tribe who inhabited the area around Jasper and Banff. Related exhibits are far more numerous than we had expected. They have created life-like vignettes of tribal life, and have an impressive... More 

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Fantastic museum of Native American artefacts. The tour guide was fantastic and gave us a huge insight into the lives of early Native Americans. Good value for money. Walking distance from town.

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Address: 1 Birch Ave, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A8, Canada
Phone Number: 403-762-2388
Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Banff National Park  >  Banff
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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