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The Fort (Museum of the North West Mounted Police)

219 Jerry Potts Blvd, Fort Macleod, Alberta T0L 0Z0, Canada
403 553 4703
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Vancouver, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This is a small but authentic fort - not a re-creation, but the real thing. Although the buildings and displays are good, the highlights were the performances! The musical ride was excellent, especially the audience participation in the inspection! The original short plays were hilarious as well educational. Well worth the trip!

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Castro Valley, California
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209 reviews 209 reviews
87 attraction reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We decided to visit on Canada Day. What a treat. There was a special opening ceremony and then the Musical Ride. We were surprised that on Canada Day entrance fees were waived. The Fort is smaller than we expected but the Museum is very informative. The Musical Ride is worth seeing. One note of caution. The emcee for the events... More

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York, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Well worth a visit. As it was so early in the year and we went on a Sunday morning we had the place to ourselves. Due to the timing of our visit there were no displays though I imagine they would be fun. So much information and so much to see. Staff also very helpful.

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Alberta
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

A Must See, wonderful history of the NWMP. Enjoyed their own version of the Musical Ride, would recommend at least a couple of hours to go through the exhibits

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Ponoka, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This is a must stop in Southern Alberta. The tour guides are knowledgeable and make it interesting for children.

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Taunton
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Visited this attraction with two young sons. Very interesting and informative for adults but fun and interactive for the kids. A great time had by all!

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Fort Macleod
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Staff that I dealt with did not seem to want to be there. The "ride" was good. They need to upgrade or close down. They always have funding issues. It would be nice to make it great though.

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Kissimmee, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Looked interesting but sadly closed for season. Surprised prrhaps skiers could be persuaded to stop like we did on our way back to Calgary.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

We have visited this museum three times on three separate visits to Alberta and would recommend it highly. We noticed the difference this last time and it has improved since our last visit. We found the staff very friendly and helpful, which made the experience even better.

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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

The town itself is looking as if a bit if TLC is needed and although there are a few interesting buildings by far the most interesting is the fort itself. Bags of exhibits, information about the First Nation was great. Interesting stroll through history,

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