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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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As a family we took our dad their for his birthday. There were 17 of us and all ages from 2 - 78 Years old and everyone had a great time enjoying the musical horse show and all... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Lethbridge, Canada
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Lethbridge, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As a family we took our dad their for his birthday. There were 17 of us and all ages from 2 - 78 Years old and everyone had a great time enjoying the musical horse show and all the interesting exhibits in the museum.

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Raymond, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

There are a lot of things there to do so I would recommend 2 hours there There are rooms about what it is like back when the nwmp were formed and also Indian artifacts as well

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Wetaskiwin, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the last Fort to explore on our trip and the kids were not impressed with it at all. There is really not much to see and learn. The staff didn't seem to knowledgeable which I was not impressed about. They have asked not to go back. I was very disappointed that the gift shop didn't have items that... More 

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Thank 346Theresa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always wanted to visit this Fort and finally made it this year. Such a great story told in reading the posting around the Fort. The staff there are amazingly friendly and knowledgable. Great souvenir shop! Take your time and read the history on this tour! Great job by the staff on the Musical ride! Well worth the cost (which is... More 

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Saint John, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rather boring inside but reminded me of the old west. It was the first RCMP outpost in Canada. They have the RCMP horse musical ride here in July and August. I believe it said 2 PM on the sign. The history reading inside is quite interesting.

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Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are interested in history it is worth a stop. It is a recreation of a NWMP Fort. They have a small reenactment of the Musical Ride. This was the best part of the visit. It will cost you an extra $5 to bring the total to $ 15 for entrance to the museum. There is a major gallery... More 

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Barrie
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For something so important to our history, I think it could have been more. Ensure the musical ride is going to take place on the date of your visit or this could be a disappointment. Site is run by summer students and they lack the passion this historical site deserves. Be prepared for fast changing weather at this location (hail,... More 

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Like so many frontier situations, Fort MacLeod reminds us of the tough beginnings of Alberta. Simple and small this fort stands in downtown Fort Macleod to state that Canada once had to be carved out of the lands of the indigenous .

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

It seems this part of BC has some great copywriters! This was a smallish museum and a large mostly empty fort. $10 per person was over-priced, should be less for size.

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Peregian Springs, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Fort visit was much better than expected. The number and diversity of exhibits within the Fort required more time to view and read. Very enjoyable and educational. Highly recommend as a must do. Also the linked with the town centre heritage displays.

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