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Grain Academy Museum

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Address: Plus 15, BMO Centre 20 Roundup Way S.E., Calgary, Alberta T2G 2W1, Canada
Phone Number: +1 403-263-4594
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Cowtown Calgary was, in fact, a farming town

Wheats, oats, ryes, canolas, corns, and many more... You will see from traditional farming tools to touchscreen games/infos about grains. Admission: you can donate or you can... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 November 2013
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Lyon, France
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Alamogordo, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2014

this is the second time I have been here over the years. if you are from the farm, go enjoy the way things were, relating to grain farming and distribution. if not from the farm, go and learn something new. the gentleman who is there grew up in the business, he didn't have to learn from a book what to... More 

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Lyon, France
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2013

Wheats, oats, ryes, canolas, corns, and many more... You will see from traditional farming tools to touchscreen games/infos about grains. Admission: you can donate or you can go in for free. Pro: Curator Jim Furnald shows up to explain how grain produces are delivered for shipment. Con: The location of Grain Academy Museum was rather confusing because there are BMO... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2013

This is a small museum located on the upstairs level of the BMO Centre on the Stampede grounds. It's out of the way, but very easy to get to, just outside the exit of the Victoria Park C-Train station. The hallway between the station and the museum is lined with posters tracing the history of the Calgary Stampede. The museum... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2012

Great education and very interesting displays on farming in general. Take a little time or alot of time. The more time you spend the btter off you are.

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2012

It is a very small museum and it is useful only to people who are interested in farm type topics, like how grains and cerials are being handled by the different types of machinery and there is a miniature Feed Mill replica which is probably the most interesting exhibit.

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2012

The museum is small and inside the Calgary Stampede grounds. The volunteer interpreters are knowledgeable and do a good job explaining the importance of grain farming in Alberta’s economy. The most interesting part is the model train layout that represents the journey of grain from the local elevator, through Calgary, the Spiral Tunnels, the Rockies and ending at the port... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2012

Visit this small museum only if you want to learn about types of grain, and how grain is grown, shipped and processed. I was looking for information on 1950s-era grain elevators, and the docent was very knowledgable and the exhibits were very informative. They even had an operating model grain elevator and model train display to show the process clearly.... More 

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