Western Development Museum - Saskatoon, Saskatoon

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History enthusiasts shouldn’t miss paying a visit to Western Development Museum - Saskatoon. 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. To find out how to plan a trip to Saskatoon, use our trip itinerary maker.
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  • Across the different WDM sites you'll get to experience different parts of history. Saskatoon and Moose Jaw house two of my favourite collections. Boomtown is excellent year round and fabulous in the ...  more »
  • Great place to spend part of a day as a family. Something for everyone. Very well thought-out displays, taking you back in time, and a wonderful way to learn about local history.  more »
  • Was a great experience ,good food and a good price. It was interesting to walk around and explore the past  more »
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  • one of the best heritage museums, huge! lots of cars and old farming equipment. The town has everything you can think of. my favorite part was the history of Saskatchewan told following a family's experience. You cannot get bored here!
  • Really love the historical items in this museum. When stepping into the museum it brings you back into the past seeing many interesting artifacts and a lot about saskatchewan agriculture past. Love the experience.
  • This is a wonderful museum that does a great job of telling the history of this part of the world. It includes agriculture, early life in small towns through its Boomtown examples. A very nice restaurant and gift shop complete the experience.
  • An amazing place! It looks just like the main street of a 1910 era town. You can go into the buildings where there are displays and info about the time. There is a cafe that has excellent and inexpensive food. It's a great place for a family outing.
  • Went for the quantum physics exhibit. Very cool. Boomtown is pretty awesome too. Very interesting to see what things were like back in the day.

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The west bank of the South Saskatchewan River serves as the most popular place to stay in Saskatoon. Along the curving riverside route of Spadina Crescent, you can choose from a selection of mid-range to luxury hotels, most of which offer swimming pools to accompany their river views. The two main thoroughfares out of town--Route 14 to the west and Route 11 to the north--offer an abundance of standard motels and inns, with accommodations in the north also ensuring proximity to the city's airport.
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