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Western Development Museum

50 Diefenbaker Dr., Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada
306-693-5989
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Ranked #2 of 15 attractions in Moose Jaw
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Specialty Museums
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Moose Jaw
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Our grandchildren love going here to drive the old car in the lobby and play on the trains. We often spend a couple of hours wandering through it with the kids. The steam train in the summer is a fun ride. We purchase a family pass and go at least once a month throughout the year. Right now they have... More

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Swift Current, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We went to Moose Jaw to get out the house and enjoy ourselves, we chose the WDM and it did not disappoint , it was easy to walk through it had interactive features, the kids and us learned a lot, it was laid out well, enjoyed the Saskatchewan history , that was really great! The customer service received was just... More

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Yorkton, Canada
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5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

The Western Development Museum is a must to see if you're in the Moose Jaw area. The building is huge, wheelchair friendly and clean. The artifacts are brightly restored and amazing. I thoroughly enjoyed the locomotives...all the males on my Mother's side worked for the rail road long ago, so for me it held a special touch of nostalgia. There... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

This is a very good display of the changes in transportation in Saskatchewan over the years that includes vintage locomotives, boats, cars, motorcycles, snowmobiles and aircraft. I enjoyed the entire presentation but was especially fond of the aircraft. There is an aircraft restoration facility on site and they are currently building a replica of a craft that no longer exists... More

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West Yorkshire
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106 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

I was very impressed by the lay out of the exhibits and nothing was too overcrowded, which is much better for taking photographs. The trains, planes, cars, boats and trucks were excellent and I also enjoyed the Snowbirds exhibit that was included in the visit. Staff were very friendly and happy to talk with you. Would definitely recommend visiting here... More

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Vancouver
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

There is A LOT to see there: from trains, planes, carriages, cars, boats, bikes great for kids! There is a steam locomotive train ride

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Winkler, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Like taking a walk back through history! This place is HUGE! Our boys enjoyed exploring planes, trains & automobiles from the early days (as well as other forms of transportation)! This was well worth the time to stop and visit!

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Moose Jaw
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

The exhibits are well presented. The train station is a favorite. The setting and the lighting make feel like you are back in time. Very realistic. A Snowbirds exhibit is included.

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Moose Jaw
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

If you are into seeing old things that are reasonably well preserved then this is a must see when you visit Moose Jaw. It is also an excellent learning experience for our grand-children who need to know what we lived with "back in the day". You will also gain an appreciation for Moose Jaw's "Snowbirds" - an elite team of... More

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Moose Jaw, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Quite a collection of older vehicles. There are many planes ,cars,trucks,trains ,snowmobiles,boats nd even a train. The building is huge and well looked after.

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