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Saskatoon Western Development Museum- 1910 Boomtown

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Address: 2610 Lorne Ave., Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7J 0S6, Canada
Phone Number: (306) 931-1910
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great place to spend a few hours....and even learn something!

Wow, I had not been to the WDM for about 5 years...and has it changed...for the better for sure! There are several new permanent exhibits that are truly amazing.Lot so old... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Wow, I had not been to the WDM for about 5 years...and has it changed...for the better for sure! There are several new permanent exhibits that are truly amazing.Lot so old pictures from all over Saskatchewan. The model train section is very cool, and the old Saskatoon streetcar ready to be restored.The boom town street was great , they actually... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

As you enter this well maintained building you see nothing extra special until you walk through the next set of door and you are stepping into boomtown some one hundred years ago. Wooden sidewalks and old fashion stores and services where each and every customer was personally taken care of with their every question answered. Drawn to the past when... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I grew up on a farm in Saskatchewan and seeing the tools and equipment is very interesting as we had a lot of these items on the farm. It is interesting to learn what some the pieces I recognize were used. The festival of trees is a treat as you get to see the museum all done up for Christmas.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The Western Development Museum is an enjoyable family "journey through time." Their depiction of life for the settlers of Saskatchewan is engaging. Fun, informative and relaxing.

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Saskatoon, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The WDM has done an excellent job in their presentation of Saskatchewan history from the 1900's. Excellent displays with some hand's on experiences. Give yourself lots of time to go through the displays and many contain interesting information. The entrance fee is extremely reasonable and would recommend a visit to the WDM to everyone of all ages.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We are a people that complain about everything and we have so very much to be thankful for, this is a look back at what the people before us had to work, and live with,. My Grandmother lived in that time and I don't ever remember her complaining about wanting something other than what she felt blessed to have.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

There is lots to see from the pioneer village, to the antique cars, to seasonal offerings such as the festival of trees. The staff is friendly and helpful.

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Nipawin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We sat down with their wedding planner and everything was looked after. very very pleased with everytrhing.!!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

A large facility, which covers the settling of the prairies. Boomtown shows what a typical settlement looked like a hundred years ago. Farm equipment, cars & other transportation exhibits are excellent. The new section which takes the visitor from the late 1800's to the present is on par with other museums I've seen in larger centers in Canada & in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Having been a long time resident in Saskatoon I've seen this museum evolve from the early days to a first class facility. We purchase two year memberships because of frequent visits to bring grand children and out of town visitors. It's educational for young and old. This is a must see venue.

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