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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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Jannali, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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Swadlincote, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Excellent and informative museum at original fort. The Musical Ride is very good, with students on summer vacation doing the riding. Well worth a visit.

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Denver
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89 reviews 89 reviews
44 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This museum has lots of fun activities, including a smaller version of the RCMP Musical Ride, a museum, and the opportunity to visit the barn and groom a horse. The museum is interesting, telling the story not only of the NorthWest Mounted Police but also explaining why Canadians think differently than Americans -- it's because of the history.

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Vancouver, Canada
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46 reviews 46 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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217 reviews 217 reviews
87 attraction reviews
172 helpful votes 172 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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