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Western Development Museum

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Address: 2610 Lorne Ave, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7J 0S6, Canada
Phone Number: 13069311910
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History made interesting

Excellent historic recreation of a main street from a community a hundred years ago. Farm machinery from decades past. Classic Auto collection. Something for everyone here... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Harvey P
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent historic recreation of a main street from a community a hundred years ago. Farm machinery from decades past. Classic Auto collection. Something for everyone here. Excellent place to go on a rainy day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Saskatoon WDM explores daily life on the prairies. When you enter the exhibit area you walk on to the Main St of a 1910 Boomtown. You can explore the businesses, enjoy a meal at the Boomtown Cafe and let your imagination run free! There is a Transportation wing with vintage cars, trucks, a streetcar and train set that you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is an excellent museum of Saskatchewan history. Little shops line the indoor street. They host permanent exhibits as well as travelling shows relative to Canadian history. Nice gift shop as well.

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Hepburn, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great Museum with Lots of items to learn from, interactive on most and very rare and unique items the whole family will enjoy to see. The antique items are exciting and humbling to see. The interactive items are great learning tools and keep kids 4-80 ;)years of age entertained and engaged. Very accessible for the physically disabled, only a couple... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We first visited this museum 15 years ago and it has not changed at all. There are lots of artifacts to look at. The Boomtown mainstreet is well set up. Lots of antique cars. Lots of antique farm machinery. The WWI temporary exhibit is a bit static. It was very quiet. Not many visitors. Something to do on a rainy... More 

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Saskatoon, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great to take your families, learn lots in a fun way. You feel like you are living in the 1930s. Bring your cameras

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we are in Saskatoon, we take the family here. We love this place; its like stepping back in time. Its like getting a history lesson and you can wander around at all the different shops and houses without needing a tour guide. It is a great way to learn about how the prairies were settled and what pioneer life... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Western Development Museum is great to visit during the Christmas season. The old Eaton' window displays are a treat to view, even though I have seen them many times. You can not beat the Festival of trees to get into the spirit of the season. If you are a vintage car fan, you will be glad for the visit. Wonderful... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It looks like it's one of these small museums you go trough within an hour. We spent 2h and haven't seen all yet. An amazing and very interesting exhibition. Worth several more visits.

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Saskatoon, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good selection in the gift shop for original Saskatchewan/Saskatoon gift ideas. One of the few shops that have the original tee shirts found in the airports for Meal on wheels, and bed and breakfast spoof shirts. A one of a kind gift idea.

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