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“Well worth a visit” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies

Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies
111 Bear St, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A3, Canada
1-403-762-2291
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Ranked #12 of 33 Attractions in Banff
Type: Art Museums, History Museums, Museums, Libraries
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Owner description: Where people are imaginatively engaged in the excitement of exploring the Canadian Rockies - art, culture, and history.
Colwyn Bay, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
17 attraction reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Well worth a visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

A small museum that only requests a donation on entry. There are informative displays on the history of the discovery of the Rockies. Highlight for me was the video of a grizzly trying to get in to a garbage bin. It's as close as you may want to get!

Visited August 2013
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Brum
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Worth a trip even if it isn't raining”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013 via mobile

The museum is really good and is more than just a wet day option. It's not massive but there is a lovely range of items and lots of interactive stuff.

I'd recommend a visit.

Visited September 2013
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Vienna, VA
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96 reviews 96 reviews
38 attraction reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Interesting but a bit Sparse”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Worth a quick visit. Donation. Not a whole lot there, but we still spent an hour. Filler Filler Filler Filler Filler Filler Filler Filler

Visited September 2013
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Winchester
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55 reviews 55 reviews
23 attraction reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“A great way to spend a couple of hours.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

This is a superb museum full of fascinating local peoples and history. Cleverly laid out it takes you on an informative tour of the history of Banff and the development of the area of the Rockies and the National Parks.
Just wonderful!

Visited August 2013
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Tracy, California
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212 attraction reviews
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148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
“Very well done”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

An excellent serious of exhibits on the area and the railroads. Lovely building and helpful, friendly people. Donations accepted.

Visited August 2013
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