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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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Cold Lake, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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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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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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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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10 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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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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45 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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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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8 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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37 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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