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The Fort (Museum of the North West Mounted Police)

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Address: 219 Jerry Potts Blvd, Fort Macleod, Alberta T0L 0Z0, Canada
Phone Number: 403 553 4703
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Musical Ride was fantastic, girl at till was not.

Everything in the museum was fantastic, it was just the woman at the till. I was there 2 days ago, Saturday. The woman with the red skirt was very rude to the other coworkers with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
smithgirl12345
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Edmonton, Canada
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We came across the Fort on our road trip and decided to have a quick look. We ended up staying for a couple of hours because it was a such great family experience. The Fort was not too big and a very manageable museum experience for our kids. The little treasure hunt booklets for them were a hit and a... More 

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Edmonton , Alberta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I took my little granddaughter to the museum . She's 6 yrs old . The scavenger hunt really helped her understand the history in a fun and interactive way . We then did the Groom a Horse program . She helped groom the horse , ( including the hooves ) got to ride around the paddock , inspected the riders... More 

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Thank Synchrored
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The Fort Museum is a NWMP outpost located in the town of Fort Macleod, Alberta. It teaches about the life of a Mounty in the NWT during the 19th and 20th centuries and their interactions with the surrounding First Nations, White settlers and free traders. There is a musical ride demonstration and the riders can also be seen on parade... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everything in the museum was fantastic, it was just the woman at the till. I was there 2 days ago, Saturday. The woman with the red skirt was very rude to the other coworkers with her. (Two guys). She would step in front of them when they approached the till. She even told them not to touch it. You can... More 

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Longmont, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying at a campground near here. We went and visited on our way out of town. It was very interesting to learn, and explore all the different displays they have set up. They allow pictures just no flash pictures in certain buildings. The fort is all self guided. They also have a musical ride where you get to... More 

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Burnham, Essex
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took our 9 year old grandson to the Fort, he found it fascinating. Mounties, Indians, the early days in the West and a proper (if reproduction) fort, he's been making a model of it since! The lawyer's office was good, though one thing that we missed from a previous visit was the Indian drum soundtrack in the First Nation section.

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Thank Hector03
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Staff was more interested if their phones had access to WIFI. ...never left the desk all 4 of them for the whole hour we toured the facility. Just chatted with themselves. The displayed and building were well done. My son loved the upper landing walk about.

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Thank Tamara L
Drumheller, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying in Fort McLeod on our way to Head Smashed in Buffalo Jump and decided to stop in at the fort. The Fort was the headquarters for the North West Mounted Police before they became the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. A very good museum that takes you back to the early 1900s and beyond. Full of exhibits and... More 

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Waterville, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Authentic reproduction of an early western fort: reminiscent of every cowboy movie you've ever seen. We went in with no expectations and were pleasantly surprised, especially since we did catch the musical ride. The riders were colorful and very patient with picture takers and children who were invited to inspect and pet the horses. The displays were static so perhaps... More 

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Thank PatMaine50
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went with my family and all of us enjoyed this stop. The staff were super friendly and very helpful. the groom a horse program was worth every penny of the $35.00, miss you daughter loved it! Well worth stopping when you have some time to take it all in.

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