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The Fort (Museum of the North West Mounted Police)

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Address: 219 Jerry Potts Blvd, Fort Macleod, Alberta T0L 0Z0, Canada
Phone Number: 403 553 4703
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Wonderful!

It was a beautiful sunny day when I went. The musical ride was fantastic to watch. Great display in the museum. Takes you back in time😊

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Vernon, Canada
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Vernon, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

It was a beautiful sunny day when I went. The musical ride was fantastic to watch. Great display in the museum. Takes you back in time😊

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Lethbridge, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Come in July or August, when the Mounted Police do a modified Musical Ride. The displays at the Fort are very informative, and interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We spent about 2 + hours viewing the history of the Fort. There was so much that we didn't know about our own history which was explained in the museum and a short video. Definitely worth a visit.

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Tignish, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We were in Alberta and had heard about this place and we were glad we went back the second time to visit it after we had went and it was closed.Lots of history and amazing items on display.We would recommend this visit for young and old as they should see how their grandparents lived.Darlene Tignish PEI.

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ontario
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

This is on highway 3 west which turns into Jerry Potts Blvd and is a 1 way street. It is on the right,and if you drive past it, go left to park on the street that parallels it. The Fort and Museum for the NWMP was interesting. If this were the first visit to a fort, you might find it... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Found this place by accident and what a find! We had just missed out on the Mounted Police display but went into the Museum. Found the exhibits well displayed, most taken by the beading by the First Nation folk. Take a walk round the fort, gives you a good sense of the pioneering spirit and the difficulties faced.

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Granum
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Educational site for children to learn the history of the North West Mounted Police and the transition to the current RCMP force. Lots of historical features on exhibit

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Kamloops, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I have really enjoyed my hour long visit. lots of good material- easy to read. lots of great displays. certainly a cheap history lesson . so glad its preserved for us to enjoy.

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Jannali, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We only had about 90 minutes to spend here so we took photos of a lot of the story texts so we could read them later. Wished we had more time to spend here as it was so well done and the history was explained in an interesting way.

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Red Deer, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The Fort Museum focuses on the whiskey trade and the NWMP. It also has emphasis on the NWMP's role in the World Wars. The outside area is quite nice with watch towers you can climb and have a nice view of the town. They have an excellent display of the buffalo jump and the buffalo hunt in one of the... More 

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