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“Good spot to get out of the cold!!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Banff Park Museum

Banff Park Museum
Ranked #19 of 76 things to do in Banff
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Western Canada's oldest natural history museum, Banff Park Museum offers visitors a chance to browse some 5,000 vintage specimens - from stuffed bears to minerals and plants. A visit to this 'Museum of a Museum' is a great way to get an up-close look at Banff wildlife and see how natural history was interpreted a century ago. Plenty of interactive and kids' activities - including the Xplorers Club.
NSW Central Coast, Australia
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89 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Good spot to get out of the cold!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2012

Smaal museum packed with great info about the Banff National Park. It even has an area dedicated to touch, where you can feel antlers etc. Also inexpensive to enter and staff are helpful and willing to answer any questions.

Visited January 2012
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Less than inspiring”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2012

We had been expecting a varied history of the park, but the museum houses entirelly stuffed wildlife. If that's what you want to find out about, then it'll be great. Just wasn't our thing.

Visited July 2011
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Edmonton, Canada
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Amazing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2012

I thought that it is very well put together. I had no idea there were so many species. The animals are so well preserved and look so real.

Visited January 2012
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Brisbane, Australia
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194 reviews
103 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Musem was interesting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2012

I'm not big on museums but this one was relevant to anyone's visit to the area and worth popping in.

Visited October 2011
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Toronto, Canada
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103 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Could have been better”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2012

I am used to the museums of Ontario that have lots of great exhibits you could spend the whole day exploring. I went through this museum in about an hour, it was great a full of history but their rotating exhibits tend to be a bit dry.

Visited June 2011
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