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“July16 2011”

Canadian Museum of Rail Travel
Ranked #1 of 17 things to do in Cranbrook
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This museum houses the TransCanada Limited, a 1929 luxury train, as well as many other restored Canadian trains.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator, Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Lethbridge, Canada
1 review
“July16 2011”
Reviewed July 18, 2011

We were fascinated by the original workmanship and the Complex restorations in progress. The tours hilight CPR deluxe "VARNISH" in stages from Unrestored to
portions that are fully restored. If you are interested in the CPR, Trains, or Incredible Woodworking you will find this interesting. We were unable to take one of the Tours
(15 - 35 minutes each) , Our 12 year grandson was hoping we would be able to take it
later !!!!

Visited July 2011
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Vancouver, B.C.
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“For railway upholstery buffs only”
Reviewed August 27, 2010

Avoid this tedious experience at all costs. Visitors are required to take audio tours of the rail cars on display, accompanied by a guide, and are not permitted to wander freely on their own. The patronizing orientation video is geared to the level of a rowdy school field trip and, among other things, warns visitors not to talk above a whisper during the tours. The audio tours themsleves are mind-numbing and repetitive recitations of the decorating history of each car, which hold nothing of interest for non-afficianados, let alone for children. Mine are usually very attentive at museums and they were thoroughly bored from the outset. It takes a special kind of rail-buff myopia to ruin the experience of visiting these beautiful trains, but the organizers of this museum have succeeded.

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Calgary
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“Remarkable history!!”
Reviewed July 26, 2008

My husband and I visited while on our honeymoon (Aug 2006). It was a wonderful experience, as we both like trains and history. It was interesting to see the process of restoration of some very old items. They also showcase the different trends through the years. We are looking forward to visiting again and seeing the progress that has been made on the cars they were working on during our first visit.

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