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“Good info on 1st nations” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum

Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum
1 Birch Ave, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 0C0, Canada
403-762-2388
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Ranked #20 of 33 attractions in Banff
Type: Natural History Museums, History Museums
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Owner description: This natural history and Canadian First Nations museum is named after Norman Luxton who once operated a trading post in the Banff area. Come in for a tour of what life was like for First Nations before settlers came and then view authentic First Nations artifacts, borrowed from both personal collections and the Glenbow Museum. Tours of the Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum guided by staff who are local First Nations. Ask questions, learn and experience something truly Canadian.
Alcester England
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Good info on 1st nations”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

Excellent exhibits with good accompanying information. free coffee at the end was a good idea and not usual in museums.

Visited August 2013
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58 reviews 58 reviews
36 attraction reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“A Native View”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

This museum is run by and about the native 'Ist Nations' people. Very interesting and worth a visit.

Visited July 2013
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Hamilton Parish, Bermuda
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“Reality Check”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

We stumbled upon this museum while walking back from the nearby Cave and Basin National Historic Site. It was never mentioned by our concierge or others. The Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum offers a very comprehensive display and engaging exhibits of the First Nations' experiences and their culture. It shed a different light on the Banff area and the life of the indigenous people of the area. This is a must-see!

Visited July 2013
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Sun City West, Arizona
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“Impressive Museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

Our group of 38 had a personal tour led by Helmer. I don't normally hang in there to listen to talks but he was very interesting and had many stories to tell at each diorama. He surprised us by playing a most unusual instrument that was a combination of a bow and his own mouth. After the tour of that area, we were released to enjoy the many artifacts in the rest of the museum. We are a group of photo enthusiasts and the cameras were clicking away. Having the personal tour made this museum a good stop.

Visited July 2013
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Canada
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“Fun for all”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

This is great place to take kids.
There are a lot of taxidermy animals which is a great chance for both adults and children to see what wildlife lives in the area. Don't forget your camera.

Visited June 2013
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