Grande Prairie Museum
Grande Prairie Museum
4.5
Speciality Museums • Natural History Museums • History Museums
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8:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Set in picturesque Muskoseepi Park, the Grande Prairie Museum, opened in 1971 with a focus on preserving the pioneer history of the area. The Museum’s galleries highlight the first homesteaders and those who contributed to the development of the Peace Region. Visitors will also find a replica paleontological dig site featuring locally found bones of an Edmontosaurus. Other gallery exhibits include Prehistoric stone artifacts used by the first Aboriginal people to settle this area, transportation artifacts including a replica train station and military and war displays. The Grande Prairie Museum consists of the Rodacker/Campbell Gallery located in the main museum building, which is home to our temporary and permanent exhibits, as well as an outdoor Heritage Village.
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2-3 hours
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TheLAB
Edmonton, Canada83 contributions
Aug 2020
This is a cute little free museum located in Muskoseepi park. The staff were friendly upon our arrival and it was nice that they spoke to our sons as well as the adults.

This little museum has an indoor section with some of the history of Grande Prairie and the inhabitants daily lives. The outdoor section has buildings giving a glimpse of past life.

While we were here, mid day on a Thursday, it was quiet and my sons had a great time exploring and learning about what life used to be like.

If you are visiting the area and the park, I highly recommend a visit to this free gem.
Written September 9, 2020
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foszli
Grande Prairie, Canada4 contributions
Oct 2018 • Solo
Interpretive guide- ghost stories from Grande Prairie history. Great visuals and narration of local history.
Written February 12, 2019
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PMahdis
Edmonton, Canada1,136 contributions
Feb 2020
I see two bad reviews from the same visit commenting on rude staff. The staff when we went were very friendly and helpful. Since it is free, there is little to lose by coming here.
Written February 12, 2020
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Keith S
17 contributions
Jul 2018 • Friends
This is a great place to view capsules of the settlement and growth of the Grande Prairie area. Bygone days are brought back to life as one strolls through the 'street' filled with replica and restored historic buildings and activities. The main museum houses a cornucopia of historic treasures ranging from wartime to transportation and daily life artifacts.
Written January 16, 2019
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LiddleWanderer
Tofino84 contributions
Mar 2017 • Friends
You can see that alot of work has gone into compiling the various displays within this musem.
There's a section about pioneer life with a sleigh loaded with the belongings of pioneers and a list on the side of what they would need to last them a year (50 lbs of bacon, 25 lbs of coffee, 200 lbs of flour and 5 bars of soap, etc)
There's a section with various stuff from the 70's and 80's including video games and typewriters.
A section about the war with uniforms, farming equipment, an old Model T car.
In an adjoining room there are first nations artifacts, a bit about coal mining and some dinosaur bones, petrified wood and shells.
There are some large stuffed animals displayed as well and if you look carefully you'll find some antlers that had been fixed to a tree and the tree bark has partially engulfed them. Very interesting.

The park outside is large and looks lovely to walk in but it's winter so I skipped that.
The museum is worth the walk-through and it's free.
Written March 6, 2017
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fsm310
39 contributions
Feb 2017 • Friends
I've been coming here since I was a child in school, I enjoy coming here, there are not alot of exhibits but what they have are varied and interesting. They offer sheets of "scavenger hunt" items that participants can look for while viewing the exhibits. This adds to the experience. During the summer months the village buildings outside are open and can be explored by visitors. There is also a small sales area, with candies, souvenirs and such.
Written February 13, 2017
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Richelle S
Grande Prairie, Alberta4 contributions
Jul 2016 • Family
Not only is the museum free, but there are summer programs and holiday programs that are also free!! All the awesome Events are free! Canada Day was amazing, can't wait for Heritage Day in August!
The new cell phone and gaming exhibit is cool, the old village buildings are a great way to see how people lived a long time ago! I would totally recommend this as a place to visit in Grande Prairie
Written July 22, 2016
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jahenry1982
Grande Prairie, Canada4 contributions
May 2016
Wow i have to say the staff was not very friendly when we were in there a few days ago. I will probably never go back to be honest
Written May 11, 2016
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Sharon B
Grande Prairie, Canada1 contribution
May 2016 • Friends
Visited the museum with my boyfriend and were appalled at the unfriendly atmosphere. Not a nice place to visit, definitely do not recommend.
Written May 11, 2016
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Rhoda P
26 contributions
Aug 2015 • Family
I loved the history inside but I'm Nana and found an old photo of GP from the year I was born here.
My little grands loved walking the street to old buildings. Inside one barn are a model of horse and 2 cows and old machinery and an old skidoo. That was our favorites. I'd go again.
Written January 14, 2016
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Grande Prairie Museum is open:
  • Mon - Fri 8:30 AM - 7:30 PM
  • Sat - Sun 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM