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Rowley--Ghost Town

Town of Rowely | Starland County, Rowley, Alberta, Canada
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May 24th. Not open yet to enjoy.

I am a fan of Alberta history, and I wanted to make a sidetrip on our way from Drumheller going... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Murray R
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Roatan, Honduras
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Well maintained, well run place, fascinating buildings and history

When you're walking around a place, it's good to know somebody cares about it. For a ghost town... read more

Reviewed May 15, 2018
BenLar137
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Calgary, Canada
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“last saturday” (5 reviews)
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Town of Rowely | Starland County, Rowley, Alberta, Canada
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"pizza night"
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"last saturday"
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"ghost town"
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"train station"
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"grain elevators"
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"community hall"
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"would love to come back"
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"saloon"
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"drumheller"
in 6 reviews
"house"
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"stop"
in 4 reviews
"tours"
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"church"
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"alberta"
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"residents"
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"location"
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"donation"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I am a fan of Alberta history, and I wanted to make a sidetrip on our way from Drumheller going north. When we stopped at Rowley, I immediately saw the old buildings and was impressed by it's potential. However, I was dismayed to see all...More

Thank Murray R
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Reviewed May 15, 2018

When you're walking around a place, it's good to know somebody cares about it. For a ghost town, it's pretty polished, with cut grass, etc. The washrooms weren't ideal, but any port in a storm. That said, we loved how many things there were to...More

Thank BenLar137
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Reviewed September 28, 2017 via mobile

A cute little western town. At this time of year there are no more tours but we lucked out when one of the town residents came to give the schoolhouse a cleaning and let us go in and look around. Would love to come back...More

Thank Susan C
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Reviewed August 13, 2017 via mobile

We pull into town for the first time and we are awed by the buildings. We get out and 2 people come out of a building. We say hi and they take off. From the other side of the street we see a door and...More

3  Thank jokersonyou
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Reviewed July 30, 2017

Had heard about Rowley from the reading I had done online, so I decided to take a day trip out there and see for myself. As I enjoy learning about the history of Alberta and enjoy photography. I went mid-week and so there for it...More

Thank SafetyBob2015
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Reviewed July 17, 2017

We stopped here while on a tour of the area with Wild West Badlands Tours. A great stop and since we were on the tour we we allowed to go in all the buildings. Very peaceful, quiet, rural, quaint , ghost town 😀 Definitely stop...More

Thank Christy C
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Reviewed July 5, 2017 via mobile

We were in Drumheller and my wife happened to come across a post on Facebook talking about Rowley. We figured we'd stop on our way out of town and we were very glad we did. We got there at about 9:15 and walked around the...More

2  Thank albertareviews1980
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Reviewed June 22, 2017

The day we were there it truly was a ghost town as this is not open every day because it really is not on the beaten track. The nearest paved highway is 5km away but don't let that be a deterrent. It is worth seeing....More

Thank Dale H
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Reviewed May 24, 2017

You can just wander around on your own to grain elevators, train station,church, undertakers,etc. You cant go into these buildings but so neat to walk around. No charge although donation box there to help with upkeep. Flush toilets and picnic area provided. About 25 mins....More

1  Thank treetrippers
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Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

Very cool! Well worth the drive from Calgary. It's free and hardly anyone was there. Also camping is free with a donation.

2  Thank ET B
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