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Bar U Ranch National Historic Site

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Address: Hwy 540 W | Longview, Longview, Alberta T0L 1H0, Canada
Phone Number: 403 395 2212
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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A Slice of History

A wonderful spot, well maintained and interesting displays. A piece of living history in a wonderful setting and knowledgeable staff.

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 17, 2014
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Cochrane, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Beautiful scenery at the Bar U National Histoic Site. We had our wedding at this site last summer and although the ceremony setting was amazing, the dinner and set up was most disappointing. Expensive and very poor quality for wedding meal. Don't book your most memorable wedding day there.

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Cochrane, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

A wonderful spot, well maintained and interesting displays. A piece of living history in a wonderful setting and knowledgeable staff.

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Jerusalem
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

With our tour bus we made a stop over at the ranch. Even it was snowing last night it was possible to see the area and have a feeling of the life in the ranch. The ranch has good facilities for a lunch for large groups, very good organized. It is also possible to learn about the history of the... More 

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Toledo, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

This is a pleasant stop to tour historic buildings representing what ranch life was like. Tours are guided by cowboys who tell stories and recite poetry. You can ride a horse drawn carriage to the buildings if needed. There is a nice gift shop and restaurant out front with restrooms. Deli sandwiches in restaurant were good.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Lovely historical site beautifully presented with great staff presenting and explaining stories of the past. The importance of this ranch in history is not to be ignored. A fantastic learning experience for all ages!

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Like all National Historic sites, the Bar U is very well done. Each building that you enter gives another glimpse into a real working ranch. Where there is a staff member they are very knowledgeable. Usually from the area and usually with a ranch background so their stories are very interesting. Or maybe they'll offer you a coffee brewed over... More 

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Okotoks, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The Bar U Ranch Historical Site is truly great - great insight into what live was like for the early ranchers. The staff are great and answer questions happily and with knowledge. Only down side is the café - if you can avoid eating a meal there do so. Cost over $25.00 for a soup / sandwich that was made... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

My whole family and I totally enjoyed our visit a the Bar U. There is so much hidden history here. The staff have so many stories to tell. After our visit we were so proud on having this fine institution within our great country. A special thanks to the staff.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

On a scalding hot August day, my husband and I drove the scenic and historic Cowboy Trail to the ranch. Despite the recent flooding, the ranch was open and dry. The ranch is well-maintained and staffed with knowledgeable reinactors. Wear comfortable shoes and make sure you have some water on a hot day. The various buildings had informative displays and... More 

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Excellent setup with lots to see. Very friendly staff who told great stories and were obviously having fun. A long drive from Calgary for only 2 hours

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Additional Information about Bar U Ranch National Historic Site

Address: Address: Hwy 540 W | Longview, Longview, Alberta T0L 1H0, Canada
Phone Number: 403 395 2212
Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Longview
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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