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Banff Park Museum

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Address: 93 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 0C0, Canada
Phone Number: 1-403-762-1558
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Museum housing stuffed wildlife that was once hunted in Banff National...

Museum housing stuffed wildlife that was once hunted in Banff National Park.

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Small museum with excellent displays

This is the place to go if you want to see preserved wild animals close up. It has exhibits on 2 levels with the larger animals behind glass. Small but worthwhile.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Joseph D
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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216 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is the place to go if you want to see preserved wild animals close up. It has exhibits on 2 levels with the larger animals behind glass. Small but worthwhile.

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Thank Joseph D
Delanson, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stuffed animals from the area,burds of pray were my favorite.no fee with your annual parks pass.l was than one hour to see it all

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Thank Oneilltrio
Saskatoon, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Thousands of wildlife samples. all looks alive! amazing! cool inside, takes about 30mins to 1 hours. no food or drinks inside. I love this place so much!

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Thank Yiwen0415
Fort Myers, Florida
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58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A historic museum that is filled with stuffed animals, birds, eggs and insects. Very interesting to see the old building and woodwork. Also interested to see the size of the animals.

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Thank Kim G
La Crosse, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Good stop on a rainy day. A number of animal exhibits, with the note that today these animals would not be acquired the same way (i.e. killed in order to be on display). The staff was helpful, and the exhibits were informative. We spent about 45 minutes - that was about all we needed. There is an admission charge, but... More 

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Thank Happyrocker
Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place is awesome. A museum built a hundred years ago with many specimens of rocky mountain animal and bird life, mounted in amazing taxidermy. The museum itself is worth a look. TIme well spent. A few bucks for entry.

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Thank Dave M
Hutton Rudby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Well worth a visit and good value. Stuffed animals may not be very PC today but these were collected at the beginning of the last century. Well presented and very interesting.

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Thank Johnkitson
Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stopped in to this museum on a whim and were pleasantly surprised. We were given a brief history of the building and then allowed to look around on our own. It was small, but packed with all kinds of taxidermy. It was interesting to see all of the animals that were indigenous to the area we had been touring... More 

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Thank maureen f
Saskatoon, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cute little museum. First museum of natural art in Canada. Has most of the most representative Canadian animals. Super cheap if you are on a budget

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Pleasantville
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was overwhelmed by how close one gets to the large glass showcases of native animals and birds, as well as rock specimens. You can really see how powerful and beautiful some of the local animals are. The museum building itself is a treasure. This is a small museum that is worth visiting and would be good for all ages.

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