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Western Development Museum, Saskatoon

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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4.6/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web
History enthusiasts shouldn’t miss paying a visit to Western Development Museum. Part of the Western Development Museum, the Saskatoon branch showcases a 1910s “boomtown”. Explore actual buildings from the era, such as a store, post office, and police station, all equipped with authentic items and furniture. Step back in time as you roam through the pioneer town and see how the people of Saskatchewan lived more than 100 years ago. Admire an extensive collection of vintage vehicles, see old farm equipment, or visit the craft parlor for a demonstration of quilting and spinning. Plan to see Western Development Museum and other attractions that appeal to you using our Saskatoon vacation planner.
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  • This place is great! We have been here a couple of times...there is a lot to see. Love the way they have the old town set up 
  • Lots of great displays and items on display. Lots of info about history of prairie life. A well kept museum overall, but video was not working. 
  • The Boomtown exhibit was interesting but a little one-note; I must preferred the Prairie Life exhibit, which follows a single family through their emigration to Canada and establishment in the Prairie...  read more »
  • A fantastic place to get married! Our guests had free entry all night to the museum and the kids had a blast. Great food and large venue for our supper and dance. Our vows were said on the rail station deck. So awesome! I'd say we'd do it again but you know.....:).
  • Been there for a couple of weddings, a couple of fundraisers, and with a school tour a time or two. Highly recommended by yours truly. Lots of interactive displays, a gift shop, a restaurant, and even an opportunity to purchase some old fashioned candy.
  • We went to a wedding here which was a beautiful setting. Afterwards we were allowed to walk around. The museum is quite impressive. Our teenagers had a good time too.
  • Good place for kids to run around on a rainy day. The season pass is reasonably priced. They definitely ignores the indigenous population and their contribution prior to European settlement and since. Food in the cafe is decent.
  • If feels like an travel through time. There are houses reconstructed inside, including an old train station. Must see if you wonder how life in prairies was like long time ago and how it changed till present. Another section has a good collection of old cars. Parking is free. There is a cafe and museum shop.
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