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Address: Town of Rowely | Starland County, Rowley, Alberta, Canada
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Beautiful Rural Ghost Town

This town is exceptionally preserved by locals from the area. A worth while stop not too far from Drumheller and the dinosaur museum.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Adrian0987
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Calgary, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This town is exceptionally preserved by locals from the area. A worth while stop not too far from Drumheller and the dinosaur museum.

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Edmonton, Canada
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55 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016 via mobile

Went with wife and three kids (9,6,3). They had a blast running around the little town playing at the park and climbing the trees. Most building were locked but a couple were open. We just saw the sign on the hiway and decided to check it was. Definitely worth it.

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Red Deer, Canada
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015 via mobile

I decided to go to Rowley to explore the ghost towns in Alberta and this was my first stop. I went in April and what a great time to go. There was no one there but us and it was quiet, really really quiet. I loved checking out all the stores - they have a saloon, a school, a church,... More 

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Red Deer, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

As an avid photographer, I love visiting Rowley. The town has many old abandoned buildings just begging to be shot. The town also holds a monthly pizza night on the last Saturday of every month that draws folks out from many parts of Alberta. "Sam's Saloon" with its sawdust-covered floors is packed to the rafters with tourists enjoying drinks, pizzas... More 

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Alberta, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We heard about Rowley while visiting Drumheller. We decided to stop on the way home, and it was a nice little stop. Great to see that a tiny town has such a passion to preserve its historic buildings and history of the town. Great job Rowley! I read somewhere that Sams Saloon there has a pizza night once a month,... More 

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Prince Albert, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

From a photographer's standpoint, this place is a must if you are attempting to photograph a traditional prairie community. I just did a personal walking tour of the location and wasn't disappointed. It would be nice to visit again with my family. It is not often that you find such well preserved pieces of our prairie history.

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Bushmills, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

This was my first experience of a ghost town and it was fascinating! It's situated very much off the beaten path and requires a drive deep into the Albertan prairies. There's a small museum which was an old railway house, a few grain elevators, an abandoned railway and a small dusty street with a few old buildings and abandoned houses.... More 

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Gravenhurst, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We toured many of the small towns and village of this area and Rowley was one of our favourites. The main street, both sides is just as it was in the early 1900's. It was a real windy day and off season, so things weren't open. Many of the building displays were visible from the sidewalk. There is free camping... More 

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hussar, near Drumheller.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Make sure you mark your calendar for the Last Saturday of the Month! Allow a full day for exploring the area, Tons to see in the neighbouring Villages! Pick a good travel day! Bring a camera and maybe even a tent or camper type van, to camp in! Fill the gas tank, as the filling stations are few! In Summertime,... More 

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Newcastle, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We were in Drumheller for two nights and one rainy overcast day. After spending the morning at the Royal Tyrrell Museum and the immediate dinosaur drive around the badlands, we ventured further afield lured by a brochure of local attractions of the surrounding rural area. The description of Rowley sounded interesting and there in the middle of nowhere beside the... More 

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