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Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum

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Address: 1 Birch Ave, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A8, Canada
Phone Number: 403-762-2388
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This natural history and Canadian First Nations museum is named after...

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.

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A large museum with many exhibits, wished there was movie to discuss the culture and tribes. They also provided free tea and coffee upon leaving.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Kim G
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Fort Myers, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A large museum with many exhibits, wished there was movie to discuss the culture and tribes. They also provided free tea and coffee upon leaving.

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Thank Kim G
Boise, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is a comprised of original artwork and artifacts mixed with replicas and reproductions. Extremely informative and with plenty of written explanations on rituals and tools. A must-see for fans of Longmire who have always wondered about the roots of that self-flagellation scene. (I'll just leave that there.) But not too gory for the kids and very educational.

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Thank VagabondingWithKids
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have native in our family tree and my daughter really wanted to go to the museum. $10 for adults $5 for kids. A little pricey... but my daughter loved the exhibits. It was very beautifully laid out. The whole thing was very impressive. We really enjoyed the museum. However the gift shop is way too expensive. Everything they are... More 

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Thank Kerry M
Warrington, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A massive museum with large exhibits giving a great insight into the lives and history of the First Nations of the area. The museum looked interesting from the outside, with its fort-like appearance, and the inside didn't let us down. The shop was well priced and the free drink at the end was very welcome. Well worth a visit.

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Thank Axford1975
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

The Fort is amazing.. It is like the Tardis...Built of all wood it is amazing and the dioramas depicting the First Nations stories are great. I learnt a lot.

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Thank Lisa S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Great welcome with the offer of a hot drink included in the entry price which was 9 CD. This is a well designed space and took about an hour to get round. At the end we chatted to Stan who explained that it was his Mounties uniform in the display. We learned a lot about the history of the area.... More 

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Thank perfick
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Called in for a visit to kill some time but was amazed at the museum. Full of very interesting First Nation artifacts and very knowledgeable staff who were very enthusiastic about the exhibition. The entrance fee was very reasonable and included a free coffee.

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Thank Sheli M
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

My husband and I really enjoyed our visit to this museum. The exhibits were interesting, colourful and lifelike, we learnt a great deal about Canada's First Nations people. The museum gave us an insight into their lives and customs and into how they used nature to help them create things their clothing, tools and weapons. I would recommend this museum... More 

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Thank MissMagpie79
Ashford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

The Buffalo Nation museum is a short walk from the bridge end of the Main street and is well worth a visit. They have some very interesting Native Peoples artifacts and set displays of Native life.

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Thank madlee2016
Bury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

Well worth a visit! The displays of crafts were fascinating. Tea/coffee were welcome and the Ladies even had a bonus-hand cream.

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