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Reynolds-Alberta Museum, Wetaskiwin

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Reynolds-Alberta Museum celebrates the Spirit of the Machine and interprets the impact of technological change in transportation, aviation, agriculture, and industry from the 1890s through to today. Of the more than 7,000 artifacts (cars, airplanes, tractors, and industrial machines) in this collection, only about 100 are on display to the public at any given time. The exhibits rotate on a regular basis, so you never know what treasures you will see when you visit. Inside the gallery, take a self-guided tour, watch short films in the Starlight Drive-In or in the main theater, take a White Glove Tour, or play the Pursuit of McLaughlin game. In summer, let your inner aviator soar in an open cockpit biplane, or take a vintage vehicle tour of the museum grounds. Warehouse tours offer a chance to see more of the treasures stored in the transportation and aviation quadrants of the Collection Storage Facility. And check out exceptional special events happening between June and October. Make Reynolds-Alberta Museum part of your personalized Wetaskiwin itinerary using our Wetaskiwin online itinerary planner.
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  • We visit probably twice a year and the kids love it. Has lots to do for all ages. So sad it is closed at the moment. Also very affordable and excellent gift shop.  more »
  • this museum is amazing and it has a lot of cool artifacts and it is great too I would recommend it for sure.  more »
  • Brought my parents who were visiting from Newfoundland. The collection of antique cars was quite impressive! The history in the building was impressive. And the presentation was fantastic! Great...  more »
  • OK, I was not prepared to be impressed, in fact, more like bored. So I was very surprised to find out this museum is super interesting and so well laid out. We went during Harvest Fair and even got to see old farm machines actually harvesting. Pretty neat. For $13 it is a good deal and lots to see. Well done!
  • This museum had so many amazing exhibits about machines; cars, planes, farming equipment, motorcycles and so much more. The Canadian Aviation Hall of Fame is also part of this museum. We took a chauffeur driven vintage car over to the Hall of Fame (included in the cost). Our driver was so knowledgeable, informative and interesting. The museum is very kid friendly with many interactive displays and activities. What a great way to spend a day!
  • Very well done museum with impressive exhibits. They have the main gallery that houses the cars, trucks, motorcycles etc and the aviation hanger for the planes. There are profiles of all the pilots/people important to the industry etc inducted into Canada’s aviation hall of fame. There is a theatre that plays three separate short films relating to the museum, a restaurant and gift shop. We were lucky enough to be there on a day when they offered a warehouse tour (additional charge, offered only in certain months on weekends 1 tour per day and recommended to prepurchase tickets online on their website as limited to 10-12 people per tour) which is a 75 minutes guided tour in the warehouse where they house artifacts not currently on display. Highly recommended tho you need to be mobile and able to stand for the full 75 minutes. No children under 12 allowed (and they would probably be bored anyway).
  • The Reynolds Museum is gorgeous. There are beautiful displays and cool things to see and do. Want to ride in a biplane? You can do that. Want to catch a ride in a Modle A? You can do that. Like interactive displays? There are lots of them. Enjoy history? It surrounds you. The staff is friendly and helpful, they have awesome presentations from people who know how to run the antique machines on display. There is a gift shop and restaurant. Lots of parking.
  • Always a great place to visit and see the past. Pictures do not show history quite like being there in person. It is quite amazing how Stan Reynolds collected all these items over the years and restored so many items rather than rusting away. We missed the harvest festival and I think that it should be on Labor day as well.

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