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The Military Museums, Calgary

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Discover the history, victories, and tragedies of Canada's army, navy, and air force at The Military Museums. The museum collects, preserves, and exhibits items connected to the history of the armed forces--from the Northwest Rebellion in 1885, through World Wars I and II, and up to current-day peacekeeping operations. Walk through a war trench, and witness a bomber squadron's mission over enemy territory. Make sure to see the large mural comprised of 240 individually painted tiles depicting war-related images. Step back to see a larger image in honor of the Canadian forces. Work out when and for how long to visit The Military Museums and other Calgary attractions using our handy Calgary day trip website .
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  • Takes one through the lives of our armed forces over the years. The displays are very realistic and informative. Take your time walking through the exibits.  more »
  • We took our 2 grandsons to this museum. They are 8 and 5. They loved it and found the museum interesting and did not get bored. They both loved the CF-18.  more »
  • An exhibit of the challenges of war, the frailty of human life and the sacrifices of ordinary lives, sent to protect those left behind, many of whom paid the severest sacrifice with their lives.  more »
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  • Really one of the finest military or other museums I've visited. The installations include large spaces that makes one think he or she is right there in the thick of action. I learned so much about the roll of our Canadian friends in our mutual history. Kid friendly, must visit. Of high interest to all.
  • If you have interest in military, it's a must go place. Very large and displays are incredible. Allow a couple hours for a quick tour, much longer if you plan to take part in interactive displays.
  • A great place that is actually 7 musuem in one massive complex! There is so much to see and do, although with limited interactive displays it might be harder to keep younger kids occupied. There are tons of vehicles and life-sized dioramas to explore as well as a theatre, gift shop and the U of C's library and archives for doing research. A definite must see for everyone!
  • Great museum & great staff & volunteers. Where else can you see a T-34 and a Seafire in the same place? An amazing collection & wonderful facility.
  • A really good place to go. Lots of cool stuff plus great memorials to the fallen.

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