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“Awesome!!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Heritage Park Historical Village

Heritage Park Historical Village
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$8.66*
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Heritage Park General Admission
Ranked #2 of 292 things to do in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: When you have the choice of everything from a thundering steam train to antique midway rides to beautifully preserved heritage buildings and homesteads, deciding what to do first isn't easy. Located in Calgary, Alberta, Heritage Park is Canada's largest living history museum, with hundreds of exhibits, rides, shops, restaurants and daily demonstrations and activities to keep the young and the young-at-heart captivated in the past. No two days at the Park are the same, so come back as often as you like for a history lesson you won't find in any textbook.
Estevan, Canada
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Awesome!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2013

I Love Heritage Park. It's incredible. Especially how most of the buildings are the originals. Many people reviewing have said that the prices are to high. I'm not quite sure what they expect when the park has such a large responsibility to maintain etc. such valuable historical artifacts. My husband and I have been there twice for a full day each time. The restaurants and café have delicious food, the actors are knowledgeable and for the most part stay in character. I can think of no better way to spend a summer afternoon. You end up doing a bit of walking through the park and of course there is the educational value. Another thing that impressed me was, all over the park, mostly at the historical homes, they have real vegetable gardens. I asked one of the actors what they do with the vegetables from the garden. She said some of it goes to the café and restaurant but most of it goes to local food banks. Very Impressed. Would recommend to anyone and everyone!! 5 stars!!!

Visited August 2013
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HeritageParkHV_YYC, Marketing at Heritage Park Historical Village, responded to this review, October 29, 2013
Hi JessaLia-

Thanks for your review! We're so pleased you enjoyed your time with us. We're glad you had the chance to find out about our "filed to fork" program which will be expanding even more next year. We hope you'll come back next year and try it out!

Have a great day-

The Marketing Team,
Heritage Park Historical Village
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Calgary, Canada
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30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Stop at the Gasoline Alley”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2013

I have been to Heritage Park many times, but not recently. I really enjoyed Gasoline Alley, containing one man's collection of old vehicles and gas pumps. It was stunning. The Park is arranged by periods of history, from the old fur trade, to the NWMP, to the railroad, to the settling of Calgary. It takes a full day to see even close to it all, and on a hot day you can wait for a very long time to get your home made ice cream on 'main street'.

Visited July 2013
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HeritageParkHV_YYC, Marketing at Heritage Park Historical Village, responded to this review, October 29, 2013
Hi Laurel R-

We're glad you came back for a visit! Thanks for checking out our new Gasoline Alley Museum. It sounds like you had a full day and we hope you'll come back again soon.

All the best,

The Marketing Team,
Heritage Park Historical Village
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Vantaa, Finland
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45 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“A great place to spend the day!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2013

We entered the park with no specific expectations. Didn't get the attraction bracelet, as we thought that as two adults we would not really want to use them. And that was a good choice, there is SO much to see and learn, you don't really want to waste your time on simple rides! I am not from Canada, so all this information was new to me, and it was a really nice atmosphere to learn all the things in. They also had a bit of street theater going on, sadly we weren't there to see it.

Visited August 2013
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HeritageParkHV_YYC, Marketing at Heritage Park Historical Village, responded to this review, October 29, 2013
Hi Cattis26-

Thanks for your visit and review! We're glad you enjoyed your visit to the Park and we hope you'll travel back in time with us again one day.

All the best,

The Marketing Team,
Heritage Park Historical Village
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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“love it!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2013

I loved walking around the park here, the smell of fresh bread in the air, the humorous staff all around, and the inviting feeling you get..........what a great place to learn a little heritage. I would recommend taking the kids or grand kids . Its a good way to spend the day!!

Visited February 2013
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HeritageParkHV_YYC, Marketing at Heritage Park Historical Village, responded to this review, October 28, 2013
Hi Allieopp1-

Thanks for your review! We have to agree that the smell of fresh baking in the air is a great highlight for visitors to the Park. We hope you'll come back and see us again soon.

All the best,

The Marketing Team
Heritage Park Historical Village
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Delta, Canada
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Trains!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2013

What a great day. Recommended by a friend of a friend..I am so thankful we went. Steam trains, train round house and museem, Riverboat ride, the "Caterpillar", ferris wheel, excellent lunch at the hotel....so much to see and do. If you going to Calgary don't miss this treat...and for you old farts there was gasoline alley!!

Visited August 2013
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Thank Patricia S
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HeritageParkHV_YYC, Marketing at Heritage Park Historical Village, responded to this review, October 28, 2013
Hi Patricia S-

Thanks for your great visit and review! We're so glad you got the chance to travel back in time with us. We hope you'll come and see us again soon.

Have a great day-

The Marketing Team
Heritage Park Historical Village
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