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Western Development Museum, Saskatoon
(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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  • I haven't been here since 1999 and I can honestly say I was pleasantly surprised. I actually went twice during the Festival of Trees with my family. The displays were informative and the audio effects...  more »
  • I found this museum very interesting and super surprised to see all these old vehicles in there and it gives you a good look at the past how things were! 
  • This museum honestly goes on forever, and it's all fascinating. I thought it was more of a kids attraction, but I was wrong. There are some exhibits that you almost need to be an adult to truly apprec...  more »
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  • 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.....:).
  • The sights, smells, and sounds are what keep me coming back to the WDM. When you walk down the streets of boomtown you feel like a pioneer. I would like more engaging and interactive content; it would keep the kids (and me!) more interested.
  • As a family we love visiting here! We get the family pass every year and make sure to visit during Bootown for Halloween and The Festival Of Trees!
  • 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.
  • One of my very favorite museums, fantastic western town and collection of artifacts inside. HIGHLY recommend visiting if you have an opportunity to.