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World Famous Gopher Hole Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Worth a detour, worth the entrance fee.

We visited Alberta this summer and did a big loop around central AB. This may be my favourite stop... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
JJCornick
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Toronto, Canada
Great Unique Stop

My parents brought me here when I was small and we recently stopped with my own children; they... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
TheStewFam
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Alberta, Canada
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208 1 St S, Torrington, Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Alberta this summer and did a big loop around central AB. This may be my favourite stop on the trip! The entrance fee of $2 is a total bargain. I would easily pay more, but if you have a big family in tow...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My parents brought me here when I was small and we recently stopped with my own children; they thought it was great! It was still such a fun place to stop with all sorts of scenes all made up of stuffed Richardson Ground Squirrels. There...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed August 25, 2019

When I heard such a museum existed, we definitely had to plan our trip to stop by. It costs $2.00, it's just a room, but we had a great time looking at the dioramas, taking pictures of the dioramas, and imagining new dioramas (gophers in...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank NancyB38
Reviewed July 23, 2019

We had two boy (7 &9) on our holiday. We were staying in Red Deer and looking for unique things to do with the boys. With a google search of unique places in central Alberta, up popped the museum. I had seen a TV show...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 5, 2019 via mobile

Not far of the main highway and the side road was still 100 kph and very quiet. The museum was much smaller than we expected but it was still a lot of fun. The kids loved looking at all the displays and the cute outfits...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 2, 2019

This small "museum" tells the story of the area history using dioramas uniquely populated with the local characters from the "GoFur" family. It is cheap, admissionis only $2 per person. It will take you a half hour to see everything. You will leave with an...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Dale H
Reviewed June 5, 2019 via mobile

We drove 2 hours out of our way to visit this great little place. $2 entry fee was a bargain. Have been waiting a long time to visit and today was the day. Did not disappoint. Bunty, the very knowledgeable museum guide, gave us some...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed December 21, 2018

We stopped here after coming across this museum in Atlas Obscura. It seems all of Torrington is involved since their fire hydrants are decked out like gophers. The museum itself is located just off the main highway and there is parking in the museum lot...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank silverbrook
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

We drove an hour out of our way to see this place. It was worth the trip. Kids loved it...really quirky.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Chris_37_Man
Reviewed August 24, 2018 via mobile

Hard to do a review of this place - so not like anything else. About 50 scenes of stuffed gophers - exhibits are handmade and not your usual museum standards but the idea of it, the people who run it, and the way the town...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Marie S
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