Heritage Park is a wonderful full or half day excursion for anyone visiting the area. Located on the southern end of Calgary, about a 15 minute drive from the central city, it's located on a reservoir. On entry, there's "Gasoline Alley" with a very nice collection of vintage cars. The lay out is a little funny, in that you don't really get a sense of the village until you've walked all the way into the park-- I guess much like entering any town-- but it doesn't make for the best first impression because you can easily underestimate who nice it is if you don't follow the right route. "Downtown" it has a real prairie town feel with stores, a railway depot (where you can hop on the train), and restaurants with authentic looking townspeople walking around and interacting. There's also a small amusement park that I didn't go into and a working farm a little walk further. I also went on the steam ship which was okay and a nice experience, but I don't think added a whole lot. My only criticism was of the limited indoor seating for the food establishments which is probably usually okay, but it was pretty chilly the day I was there. I enjoyed myself as a solo adult, but the children I saw seemed to be having a really good time with their families.
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January 15, 2014
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