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World Famous Gopher Hole Museum

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Cute museum, surprising busy

We stopped here after coming across this museum in Atlas Obscura. It seems all of Torrington is... read more

Reviewed December 21, 2018
London, Canada
One of a kind

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

Reviewed October 14, 2018
Regina, Canada
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208 1 St S, Torrington, Alberta, Canada
+1 403-631-2133
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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
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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
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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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Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

After visiting High River (Maggie’s) and the homestead for Heartland we decided to check out this Museum which was featured on season 11 of Heartland. The volunteer who greeted us was a sweet elderly lady. The dioramas were adorable. Allow about 20 minutes. Do not...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank kpatters
Reviewed June 5, 2018

When we travel we try to make the journey part of the trip. That means we don't just go from A to B, we take the road less traveled and seek out interesting places. The Gopher Hole Museum is absolutely one of those treasured attractions...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank hydehaven
Reviewed April 11, 2018

Visit to be inspired by the story behind the museum. Had a great visit with one of the wonderful volunteers who shared the museum's roots and how a crazy idea over two decades ago is still standing and we all get to enjoy. A hidden...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Gord_McQ
Reviewed February 25, 2018

Our hockey team (12-15 year olds) had several hours in between games so the social coordinator organized a scavenger hunt and split the kids into three teams. This is a small place so each team took turns going in and trying to find items on...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Wiretap
Reviewed October 27, 2017

This museum is definitely something you want to experience once in your life even if just for the binder of hate mail from all over the world. A long drive for a short visit, but we still talk about our little adventure to Torrington. Highly...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Ashley L
Reviewed October 1, 2017 via mobile

With nothing on the go in the greater Calgary area, my boyfriend and I took a trip Torrington's Gopher Museum and were not disappointed. You can tell great pride of ownership in this sweet little place! It's hard not to enjoy a place that is...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank 276jennad
Reviewed September 5, 2017 via mobile

This is definitely a very unique museum. We'd seen a similar style museum before, but not all gophers, and we despised it. But I still felt we had to check this one out. And for only $2/person (cash only), it's definitely a fair price. So...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Marie S
June 28, 2018|
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Sorry I wouldn’t know what there is for bus transportation.