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Royal Alberta Museum

12845-102nd Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5N 0M6, Canada (Westmount)
780-453-9100
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Ranked #9 of 141 attractions in Edmonton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Natural History Museums
Owner description: One of Canada's most popular human and natural history museums, offering a broad range of exhibits and programs for nearly every age level and... more » Owner description: One of Canada's most popular human and natural history museums, offering a broad range of exhibits and programs for nearly every age level and interest. « less
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Cleveland, England
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 NEW

Although they are currently digging up the bridge which leads to the Museum, the museum itself has arranged a free mini bus which will get you there from around the immediate area. Compared to a lot of museums, this is great value for money and the exhibitions are excellent. If you have kids, they will love it as there are... More

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Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

A few good permanent exhibits and saw the new ones about fibre art and the black leather jacket. This last one was well done. Not expensive which suits the small size of the museum. Really hard to find with the road construction.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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18 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Entertaining and nicely-organized museum with displays on Aboriginals, wildlife, plants, and insects of Alberta along with temporary displays.

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46 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Nice on the outside, nicer still inside the museum. One gets to understand the history of Alberta especially the Canadian Indians. One also gets to know the flora and fauna of Alberta. There is also a nice cafe and souvenir shop

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Calgary
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108 reviews 108 reviews
13 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The museum offers half price admission on weekend mornings between 9 and 11 AM. There was a display on leather jackets but the best stuff was natural history: live bugs, minerals and wildlife dioramas. There was also an interesting section on aboriginal history. Very interesting way to pass a couple of hours on a rainy day.

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Drayton Valley, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This is a wonderful place to spend a day. Tons of exhibits to view, interactive stations and multimedia presentations. A MUST DO if your in Alberta!

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Lafayette, California
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46 reviews 46 reviews
22 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Oddly, the outside statues, the building itself, and the decorated trees, plus the nice park and amazing river views - - those were what made the location great. Plus the mammoth logo rocks. But inside there was remarkably little to see. There was a really great lounge upstairs. Oh yea, and a great post-modern tipi, and a nice mural or... More

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Spruce Grove, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

It is the best museum around. The location is so convenient and accessible. Love the exhibits -always take my grandchildren there and they love the store and restaurant. Such a family treat!

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Ontario Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

there was a ngreat exhibit on at the museum we decided to take in. Lots of things to see, several floors of wall to wall. It was very good

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

It's a shame but this is not worth the cost of admission once you get in the door there is not a lot to do. Very dated building poor food choices and attraction have not been changed in years

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