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“Great Museum!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Banff Park Museum

Banff Park Museum
93 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 0C0, Canada
1-403-762-1558
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Ranked #18 of 33 attractions in Banff
Type: Natural History Museums
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Owner description: Museum housing stuffed wildlife that was once hunted in Banff National Park.
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Great Museum!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

Loved this museum, it provided a broad spectrum of exhibits from the locality and was well laid out. I find stuffed animals a little creepy but they are in most museums so I moved fast through that section!

Visited March 2012
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new westminster
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“natural history exhibits”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

the Banff Park Museum serves as a cabinet of curiosities for Canadian wildlife. Set in a small two-story building, it is stuffed with dead animals brought back to life with shiny, glass button eyes. There is quite a nice variety, though, including an elk, musk ox, beaver, lynx, and two ponderous bison heads mourning the romance of another era. Half of downstairs is devoted to winged creatures, including owls, hummingbirds, water fowl of all kinds, as well as an entire display of bees. The museum is worth going to if visit banff area.

Visited October 2012
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Winnipeg, Canada
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“Good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

Enjoyed our visit here. The museum is not huge by any means. But it does have a lot of pieces. They do guided tours, and we caught the tail end of it. The guide was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable.

Visited October 2012
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Mentor, Ohio
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“Great little museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

This is as much an historical sight as a museum. It the old collection of mounts from very early in the history of Banff park. By modern standards it may be a little strange, but it is a wonderful collection, full of beautiful specimens, in a beautiful building, and is a great slice of history and natural history. I would highly recommend doing the tour with the staff (it is included in the admission). The staff is great and very knowledgeable.

Visited September 2012
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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“banff park museum”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

100 year old taxidermist animals of the banff area from insects to bears, bird, elk, fish. surprisingly in excellent condition. the library has some interesting books about the history of the area.

Visited September 2012
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