Bar U Ranch National Historic Site, Longview

4.5
Step into the shoes of a 19th-century cowboy at Bar U Ranch National Historic Site. Established in 1881 and home to as many as 30,000 head of cattle at its peak, the well-preserved ranch now offers visitors a chance to step back in time as they ride around on old wooden wagons and try their hand at lassoing. Guides dressed in period costumes will take you around the property, showing off their cowboy skills and telling tall tales around the campfire. Make sure you try the freshly baked bread from the ranch's traditional wood stove. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Bar U Ranch National Historic Site and many more Longview attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Longview road trip planning app .
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  • Worth the time to visit this site to learn about the history of ranching and talk with friendly and knowledgable staff.  more »
  • Whilst visiting friends in Calgary we came across the Bar U Ranch and the delights it had in store for us just by chance. Our friends had heard of the Bar U but had not visited themselves, so it was a...  more »
  • Had a fabulous time here at Bar U Ranch. All the staff were very knowledgeable and willing to share their facts. Spent almost 6 hours here learning everything. I would definitely come back again real ...  more »
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  • Interesting place and very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Should visit in summer... nice view of the Rockies on the horizon.
  • Amazing place... Christmas crafty show was down in vendors from last year but still a great show
  • A very cool place with a view into our history. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff, hands on tour and a great place for some food. Leave your technology behind and enjoy a trip into the past!
  • Excellent experience, all the interpreters are very informative. Plan more time than the designated 2 hrs, we spent 5.5hrs there. So much to see and do. We will definitely come back.
  • What an excellent historic site. Very well maintained by parks Canada!. Definitely learned a lot about this very important piece of Alberta & Canada's history. Kids loved checking out the old buildings and animals. All staff were absolutely amazing and very informative!!

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