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Rowley--Ghost Town

Address: Town of Rowely | Starland County, Rowley, Alberta, Canada
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Rowley
Type: Ghost Towns, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Ghost Towns, Sights & Landmarks
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Prince Albert, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

From a photographer's standpoint, this place is a must if you are attempting to photograph a traditional prairie community. I just did a personal walking tour of the location and wasn't disappointed. It would be nice to visit again with my family. It is not often that you find such well preserved pieces of our prairie history.

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Bushmills, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

This was my first experience of a ghost town and it was fascinating! It's situated very much off the beaten path and requires a drive deep into the Albertan prairies. There's a small museum which was an old railway house, a few grain elevators, an abandoned railway and a small dusty street with a few old buildings and abandoned houses.... More 

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Gravenhurst, Canada
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65 reviews 65 reviews
17 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We toured many of the small towns and village of this area and Rowley was one of our favourites. The main street, both sides is just as it was in the early 1900's. It was a real windy day and off season, so things weren't open. Many of the building displays were visible from the sidewalk. There is free camping... More 

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hussar, near Drumheller.
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Make sure you mark your calendar for the Last Saturday of the Month! Allow a full day for exploring the area, Tons to see in the neighbouring Villages! Pick a good travel day! Bring a camera and maybe even a tent or camper type van, to camp in! Fill the gas tank, as the filling stations are few! In Summertime,... More 

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Newcastle, Canada
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103 reviews 103 reviews
17 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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32 reviews 32 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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76 reviews 76 reviews
20 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011

Last saturday of every month Great time Great people

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