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Saskatoon Western Development Museum- 1910 Boomtown

Address: 2610 Lorne Ave., Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7J 0S6, Canada
Phone Number: (306) 931-1910
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Ranked #1 of 26 Attractions in Saskatoon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Type: Museums
Hours:
Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Carlisle, UK
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Visited here with granddaughter age 7 and our son (40 something!). Great museum although a bit gloomy on the lighting. Lots of exhibits covering Saskatchewan and Saskatoon history. Old cars, children's toys and best of all, the Main Street with period stores, carts and cars, fire dept, RCMP office, blacksmith and so on. You will need a few hours to... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I was very surprised with this attraction and it is worth a visit if you are in the area. Very diverse range of automobiles and lots of things you wouldn't expect. There is a beautiful steam locomotive and a great representation of the history of expanding into the west.

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Saskatoon, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We had a family wedding here and it was beautiful. I would never have thought about it as a venue for conferences or a wedding but it worked out really nicely. The wedding was on Dec 27th so it was decorated with Christmas trees, snow flakes, and winter scenes. In between the wedding ceremony (that was held right in boomtown... More 

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Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

It was our first time there and we love it. It's a great aproach to the history of the inmigration of saskatoon and the conditions they have back in thales days. There's so many things we learn there. Very recomendé.

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Fort Fraser, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

The WDM is a unique and wonderful indoor experience of a boom town that you can visit all year around. The displays are constantly being updated and expanded. Walking into the building is like instantly walking into the past history of what life was like for the early pioneers that immigrated to SK in the past and worked so hard... More 

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Alberta, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Nice museum, but when we went in September it was a ghost town. There were no actors (are there ever?) but the few people working were helpful if we had questions. The museum is split up into different sections. We enjoyed most of it. I was oversold on it though. Although it was interesting and worth the trip, I wouldn't... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

I guess I was oversold on this museum - it was a neat place to visit, just not quite as exciting as people had painted it. Nice place to kill a couple hours and learn some history of western migration in Canada.

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Saskatoon, Canada
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4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The WDM is a place for everyone to enjoy, from the young to the elderly. The children enjoy all the hands on to experience the past, while the elderly can enjoy a trip down memory lane. It is very interesting, the time flies by. There are butter & ice cram making demonstrations involving help from the kids. The restaurant serves... More 

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Airdrie
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

went to museum and seen the festival of trees , not as good as last yr.went through the museum and showed my poppa various old cars ,trucks and shops..

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Saskatoon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

if you find yourself in Saskatoon, take the time to see how it once was on the prairies, if you live in Saskatoon and haven't been there, shame on you, if you've been go again, there is so much to look at, digest and contemplate it never gets tiring. Open up you imagination and Imagine you life during those times.

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