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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 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
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Edmonton, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Very much enjoyed the Snowbird exhibit and train cars. Nice, bright and open display areas. Easy to view and walk around.

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Vancouver, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Not as popular as the tunnels but much more valuable from a historic perspective. Highly recommended for anyone who enjoys the history of the prairies.

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Northern Virginia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Congratulations to everyone who has worked to assemble and support the collections. Top notch story telling at every turn.

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Iowa
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We only had 2 hours before closing time, and certainty could have used more! It is past regular tourist season so didnt have the train ride. However there were displays of evey kind of man-made transportation I knew about and then some! Plus a very nice section devoted to the history of Saskatchewan. Would definitely visit again!

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Winnipeg, Canada
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55 reviews 55 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This development focuses on transportation, specifically transportation utilized in the prairie region. There were planes, cars, tractors, bikes, motorcycles, boats and trains. The volume of exhibits and the quality of restoration was staggering. My only criticism was the lack of interactive exhibits. This museum was for looking only. While there was lots of space to move around younger children may... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Loved the history there. Really enjoyed the snowbirds display. Wish we could have bought the cups they had displayed there.

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Prince Albert, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

visited with our 4 yr old and 17mth old. there were grear stationary exhibits for older children and adults, however for younger children there was very little interactive learning available. we expected there to be more interactive learning...things to try, do, learn. the discovery room was disappointing as everything was behind plexiglass or locked up. we did enjoy the train... More

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Winnipeg, Manitoba
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Save enough time in Moose Jaw to visit this museum. They have lots of great exhibits. We really liked the Snowbirds! Very interesting. They have a nice gift shop with some of the cheapest prices on Saskatchewan souvenirs that we found.

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Moose Jaw, Canada
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68 reviews 68 reviews
29 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

This place has it all trains planes cars you name it. Take your time and walk through everything it's very neat. Not everyday you can walk in an old passenger train.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Clean, orderly displays with excellent signage. What a wonderful museum! I was thrilled to see so many new displays that I had no idea were there. It's kid friendly and I highly recommend a visit if you haven't been there for a few years. There is far more than I knew and the displays are really well set up. I... More

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