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World Famous Gopher Hole Museum

208 1 St S, Torrington, Alberta, Canada
403-631-2133
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Ranked #1 of 1 attractions in Torrington
Type: Museums
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- Aug 6, 2013
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

As Alberta residents, we knew about the museum, but never visited it. Some what skeptable we had very low expectations. Having spent time at the museum, we acknowledge the excellent work done on all the displays. Very professional looking indeed. Worth the trip...

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Calgary, Canada
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140 reviews 140 reviews
44 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

We enjoyed this small museum more than expected. The folks who make the dioramas have a good sense of humour. When we went in the fall they didn't have regular hours, but opened up for us when we called. It's about 30 km east of Hwy 2.

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Sundre, Canada
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62 reviews 62 reviews
18 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

I hadn't been to the Gopher Hole Museum in Torrington for many years, so on our way through, I decided we should take the kids through. They were reluctant, not expecting gophers to be that exciting I guess, but tagged along anyway. The admission price was extremely reasonable and the gift shop had some great little momentos that didn't cost... More

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Calgary, Canada
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52 reviews 52 reviews
7 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

Mid-August, 2012, we drove from Calgary to Torrington, AB, to visit the World Famous Gopher Museum. It is a delightful little museum housed in a former one-room school house. My sons loved seeing the stuffed gophers in costumes, set up in sometimes elaborate decorated scenes, many of them with humourous touches. This is, by far, the most unique and hilarious... More

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Calgary, Canada
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77 reviews 77 reviews
33 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2011

Whatever your opinion is on this museum, it is definitely worth a visit. The displays, dioramas of stuffed gophers, are SOOOOO CUTE! The displays feature gophers doing different activities, eg. playing hockey or fishing. The museum is fascinating, and I spent at least an hour going through everything. They have a really cool scrapbook detailing all the publicity they have... More

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Alberta
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53 reviews 53 reviews
35 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2007

While Albertans often comment on the annoyances of gophers (aka Richardson Ground Squirrels) in their fields or dodging cars on the highway (not often successfully), I am still baffled as to who would come up with the idea of stuffing dead ones and and putting clothes on them. This museum features 47 different scenes with gophers depicting them in different... More

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