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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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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 NEW

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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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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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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8 reviews 8 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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29 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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Timmins, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Was not expecting this extensive of a collection of transportation pieces in this museum. The 10-15 full size aircraft where enough to pique my interest. Then the cars,trains,boats, motorcycles etc... were the icing on the cake. Check this place out!

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Caledonia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Great museum. This museum was geared to transportation and included a section on the snowbirds. Staff were also very friendly and helpful

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

First time coming to this museum and its awesome.never realized they had do much transportation related artifacts. I thought it was really cool that they have a working stream train that you can take a ride on. Would be nice if they had enough money that they could reopen the second rail track for a longer ride. Had lots of... More

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