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“Interesting”

Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum
Ranked #20 of 75 things to do in Banff
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Owner description: This natural history and Canadian First Nations museum is named after Norman Luxton who once operated a trading post in the Banff area. Come in for a tour of what life was like for First Nations before settlers came and then view authentic First Nations artifacts, borrowed from both personal collections and the Glenbow Museum. Tours of the Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum guided by staff who are local First Nations. Ask questions, learn and experience something truly Canadian.
Perth, Australia
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205 reviews
113 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Interesting”
Reviewed May 30, 2014

This museum gives you a lot of history of the first nations people. Displays of the local animals and other displays as well. It was $10 entry fee.

Visited May 2014
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Quebec City, Canada
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A lot of History and Knowledge”
Reviewed April 26, 2014

this place has undergone a restoration and the crew is still working towards a positive future for the coming together of nations and peoples who have survived here in the plains and rocky mountains for hundreds of years this place has undergone a restoration and the crew is still working towards a positive future for the coming together of nations and peoples who have survived here in the plains and rocky mountains for hundreds of years

Visited March 2014
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Inverell, Australia
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71 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Museum”
Reviewed April 5, 2014

I enjoyed wandering through the museum looking at the photographs, tools and clothing. The embroidery and bead work was awesome. I don't think the dummies did the First Nations people justice.I believe First Nations people to be attractive people but the dummies were very unattractive. I wish I had of had the option of a guided tour with a First Nation guide.

Visited April 2014
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Sandhurst, United Kingdom
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143 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“Absolutely fascinating museum of First Nations people that should be publicised more by Banff Tourism”
Reviewed February 5, 2014 via mobile

This little museum is chockfull of very interesting artefacts, photos, tableaux, history descriptions and a value for money souvenir shop. We spent couple of hours and it was sad that the government has not supported this museum more as it seems to be run on a shoestring budget. So sad to see the roof leaking during a rainy day. It is not even well publicised by Banff tourism so pitiful that this important part of Canadian heritage is being completely ignored and underfunded. It is well worth a visit and free coffee is also included in the comparatively small entrance fee.

Visited July 2013
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Calgary, Canada
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17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Be careful,don't go soon as it opens.”
Reviewed February 2, 2014

We arrived at the museum at 10:30 and realized it opened at 11:00 came back at 11:15 the doors were locked, went to the gift shop and asked why the museum wasn't open yet here exact words were ''they can be inconsistent with there hours she was very helpful,Went back to the museum at 11:30 for our last try the doors were locked very unprofessional please add your hours please.

Visited January 2014
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