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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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Moose Jaw, Canada
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51 reviews 51 reviews
27 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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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63 reviews 63 reviews
6 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
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 reviews 5 reviews
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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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3 attraction reviews
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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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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Large variety display of vehicles, boats and planes. Many starting from when they were first made. Was very interesting and did not have enough time to complete the tour.

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Rocheport, Missouri
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

The Western Development Museum provides a fascinating glimpse into the role of transportation technology and innovation in the development of Western Canada. Visitors learn about the scale involved in opening up the vast prairies region to agricultural and resource development. One gets a feel for the optimism and energy that drove European and Asian settlers to invest in the region.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Been here many times and last year we watched the former 5 time World bull whip champion and his family put on a show. The guy had two volunteers hold a paper streamer in their teeth and he was going to cut the streamer with his whip. At the last minute the whip man distracted the male volunteer so he... More

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Montreal, Canada
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13 attraction reviews
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I was really surprised by the extensive collection this museum has. In addition to transportation, there is a neat exhibit on radio with many vintage radio transmitters, receivers and test equipment. The museum doesn't have any interactive exhibits. (most are static), however, there are some walk-through exhibits of a steam boat, train office, trains, early car garage, etc... Overall, all... More

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Montreal
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46 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

This museum has a nice collection of automobiles from 1902 until the fifties. There are also train cars and locomotives, small planes (mostly military trainers) and sleighs. There is a room full of non-transportation artifacts for the 100 year time line of Saskatchewan's history. For the planes, trains and automobiles: some items were literally just parked in the museum without... More

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