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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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Interesting place to visit on the way through town

Very good exhibits in the museum on the history of the Mounted Police. They have uniforms of various eras. The musical horse parade was okay, but not fantastic. It is high... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Payson, Utah
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Interesting exhibits and artifacts. We were a little disappointed to have missed the musical ride but will try to get there again someday.

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Payson, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Very good exhibits in the museum on the history of the Mounted Police. They have uniforms of various eras. The musical horse parade was okay, but not fantastic. It is high school and college kids dressed as mounties doing some horse maneuvers in a small corral. The maple leaf shaved on the horse's flanks was more interesting to me than... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

They put on a cute little skit, geared more for children but was fun none the less. The musical ride was a nice surprise! There was lots of exhibits and the history lesson was quite interesting.

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Avon, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Great tale of the formation of the founding of the Canadian Mounted Police--excellent video of how the Canadian Mounted Police was started. Did a wonderful job of restoring the old fort-- all the artifacts are in great shap!! Worth the stop!!

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Our oldest has been asking for quite some time to visit The Fort. It found the prices to be a little steep for individuals but the family prices are a steal. We wanted to see the play but it is only playing the later part of the week. The boys thoroughly enjoyed the scavenger hunt and the size of the... More 

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Connah's Quay, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Very interesting. Play acting and cavalry display. Able to visit with horses and trainers. Gift shop also with many interesting items

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Grenchen, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We have been here before and this time just wanted to see the musical ride. the anouncement said several types of tickets but we have been informed, we have to pay for the museum and the ride. as we are a couple we paid. but then after us came two familys with children they would have paid more than 100... More 

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Tahuya, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

we enjoyed out visit at the museum, the rides were very interesting, it was great to see such horseman ship, Saw alot of history, My sister and I however were disappointed at their souvenir shop as there were non with the name of the town on them, there were plenty with the name Canada on them, and we can get... More 

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Dundas, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The folks that were "assigned" the task of taking "control" of the laws of the new land, were a lot tougher and smarter, than we are today!! Can't imagine trying to do what they did, in the quarters they occupied, in a wilderness land, that was wold on the surface, and wilder in the imagination. We got a chance to... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This stop on a road trip was fairly disappointing. The staff was uninterested and disengaged, and the facility itself was good in parts and lacking in others. The part connected with the main check in, dealing with the rcmp history was informative, but the rest of the fort was fairly uninteresting with nothing hands on and not a lot of... More 

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