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Rowley--Ghost Town

Town of Rowely | Starland County, Rowley, Alberta, Canada
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Rowley
Type: Ghost Towns
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Newcastle, Canada
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86 reviews 86 reviews
13 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We were in Drumheller for two nights and one rainy overcast day. After spending the morning at the Royal Tyrrell Museum and the immediate dinosaur drive around the badlands, we ventured further afield lured by a brochure of local attractions of the surrounding rural area. The description of Rowley sounded interesting and there in the middle of nowhere beside the... More

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Drumheller, Alberta, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

The last Saturday of every month is a great time to visit Rowley but order your pizza right at 5:00 pm when they start taking the orders or you'll be waiting awhile. July 27th was so much fun with a visit to Sam's Saloon throught the swinging doors and looking at all the old signs and artifacts while having a... More

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Lillehammer, Norge
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

On the last day of our Canada trip we discovered the sign 'Museum town' and decided to have a look. It was very special to see an abandoned town so good taken care of. The main street, school, church, railway station and everything looked very identical. It must have been a lonely life out on the prairie when the train... More

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Napanee, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

I accidently ended up in Rowley on my way from Drumheller back to Calgary (I refuse to get a GPS) It happened to be one sunny Saturday afternoon in April, 2012. When I saw the grain elevators at the end of a dirt road I thought - there must be a gas station and they can tell me how to... More

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

We were in Rowley for a fall wedding and what a great location! Beautiful wooden boardwalks, the old abandoned train tracks, and don't forget the Saloon! There is even a playground for the kids to burn off some steam. I had never heard of Rowley before we received our invitation, but I'm sure glad we went to check it out!... More

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Hanna, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011

Last saturday of every month Great time Great people

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Montreal, Canada
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18 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2007

Rowley is near Trochu, on Road 839, close to Morrin Village. It's a Ghost Town, meaning that nobody lives there anymore, but is maintained so that people can still visit it. It's in the middle of the prairies, which make the thing exciting, as you can only see prairies, and all of a sudden, you have a village in the... More

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