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World Famous Gopher Hole Museum

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Address: 208 1 St S, Torrington, Alberta, Canada
Phone Number: 403-631-2133
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There is a reason it is the #1 thing to do in Torrington!

A small town comes up with a world famous tourist attraction, so you should support it. It is very small, and everytime I go I am surprised it is smaller than I remembered it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 9, 2015
PMahdis
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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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229 reviews 229 reviews
80 attraction reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

A small town comes up with a world famous tourist attraction, so you should support it. It is very small, and everytime I go I am surprised it is smaller than I remembered it! You will spend a lot more on gas to get there than the admission. Popular with seniors tours.

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Calgary, Canada
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82 reviews 82 reviews
36 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

You haven't lived until you have seen this museum! It should be on everyone's bucket list!!! Bring any visiting guests if you want to impress!!!

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South West Rocks, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

My mate and I drove up from Calgary, looking for something out of the ordinary! We found it!! Best two dollar admission I've ever paid! We had a laugh, really good fun.

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Red Deer, Canada
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57 reviews 57 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

My spouse and I were looking for something different to do on Labour Day and it doesn't get much different than the Gopher Hole Museum. There is a $2.00 entry fee, which likely won't affect anyone's lifestyle too much. The museum features numerous small dioramas in which the main characters are deceased, stuffed, in-costume gophers, so if you're put off... More 

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calgary
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

One day while driving to Edmonton from Calgary we wondered where we could stop and visit some kind of weird roadside attraction - and we found the perfect spot!! The gopher hole museum in Torrington is really strange, quirky and worth the stop! It's really a little house with a room full of dioramas with stuffed gophers in various scenarios... More 

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Cold Lake, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This was our second time visiting. The first was with our young children a few years ago. They loved it. The scenes depicted are very detailed and humorous. The entry fee was $2 each, more than reasonable. Our second visit recently was to show our British friends a unique slice of Alberta. It was an easy drive to Torrington from... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We went and visited based on my cousins review of the place. I am glad we did. I think my daughter took pictures of each of the displays. Their originality for an idea is commendable. They have put a lot of work into each of the depicted scenes and even personalized them to the town. Being an Albertan, I was... More 

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St. Albert, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

we made a point to stop at the museum because we heard about it from friends. The tiny museum in the small town in the middle of now ware is a great place to stretch your legs and get some air from a long drive either on the way to or from Drummer. Pack a sense of hummer and laugh... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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55 reviews 55 reviews
15 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The Gopher museum is artistic, hilarious and very well done. It's a tiny museum in a very small village, but it was well worth the drive from Calgary to see it. Museum staff are super friendly, and they encourage everyone to take lots of photos and have a good time.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This was on my brother-in-laws bucket list to visit here, a sunny day with nothing to do we decided a motorcycle ride here was in order to fullfill his wish hahaha. It's a fun place and would be a great place for little kids

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