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Western Development Museum

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Address: 50 Diefenbaker Dr., Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada
Phone Number: 306-693-5989
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Take a trip back in time and visit this great museum. Let the youth come out in yourself with the memories of vintage vehicles we all travelled in , to the realism of how advanced... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Medicine Hat, Canada
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Medicine Hat, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Take a trip back in time and visit this great museum. Let the youth come out in yourself with the memories of vintage vehicles we all travelled in , to the realism of how advanced automobiles became.The mind will soar through the air with the feel of single engine cessena to the loud distinguising thunder of the world famous Snowbirds.Take... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Great find in 'The Jaw'. Lots to see, and a very friendly place. Excellent facilities and plenty to see.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This is the transportation museum so the focus is, transportation. Now I love cars, trains and planes so it was very cool, my spouse not so much. But we wandered the indoor museum for 2.5 hours and had a good look at the many displays. The displays are mostly static but you can climb into the old steam engine or... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

My husband and 14 year old son loves this place, my 12 year old daughter and me, not so much. $25 for a family pass, where we spent 3 hours made it a worthwhile stop for us. Cars, planes, trains, snowbirds, boats, you name it.

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32 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Took the grandkids here for the second time and they had a blast! It changes a bit each time we go in so it keeps it interesting. The vintage aircraft restorers have been busy as the Vickers Vedette is taking shape nicely. There was a real cool Franklin Expedition display going on so it was fun explaining to the kids... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

The museum is very well layed out in sections of travel. Air, plane, train, and some modes of transportation you may not have ever seen. My only suggestion is too plan enough time. It is a large museum and you won't want to miss anything. I found quite a few car models that I had never heard of as well.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This museum has variety! From flying machines to snowmobiles and steamboats, we saw it all and found it fascinating. We spent over three hours easily, taking in the exhibits. It was well worth the trip. Signage to the museum, for out-of-towners like us, was not great. We were confused by the service roads, but that seems to be "a Saskatchewan... More 

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Edmonton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The outside of the building looks a bit tired but the inside shows a wonderful slice of Saskatchewan history taken at all angles.

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Viera, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Some really very nice exhibits and individual pieces depicting western development, especially around transportation. A little long in the tooth and nothing that really sets it apart from other attractions. Very little interactive opportunities. Needs a little re-do to freshen it up some.

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Saskatoon, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

It is the great place for history lovers. Here presented to your attention the main part of transportation history, from carriages to planes. The museum includes models of engines for planes and electronic communication systems for pilots and their training.

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