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Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village

1037 Bev McLachlin Drive | Box 1226, Pincher Creek, Alberta T0K 1W0, Canada
+1 403-627-3684
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Nothing short of a gem!

This museum is a must see if you are in the area. From the road, it doesn't look like much, but... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
LauraExploring
Visit to a super museum

We visited the Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village Museum in Pincher Creek Alberta on July 29. We have... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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As a hub for tourism, Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village is home to the visitor information centre, Gift Shop, and a Western Canadian frontier village with 24 heritage cabins and two museum buildings filled with intriguing artifacts. The Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village was established in 1966, and was intended to preserve the area's vibrant pioneer heritage. Over the years, the efforts of countless volunteers and employees has seen the museum grow to include 26 buildings and 24,000+ artifacts. Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village is an outdoor heritage facility. Visitors are able to walk directly into any of the historic buildings, and view the artifacts, which are displayed openly.The open concept and self guided museum means you also free to wander through six acres of beautiful gardens, including a pond and waterfall (summer) and large community garden area. Each of the buildings in the Village is authentic, restored, and furnished with period furniture. Artifacts and everyday tools used by the owners and inhabitants of that time, are displayed in each building. The history is not roped off or preserved behind glass.
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1037 Bev McLachlin Drive | Box 1226, Pincher Creek, Alberta T0K 1W0, Canada
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+1 403-627-3684
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is a must see if you are in the area. From the road, it doesn't look like much, but there is actually a few acres right within town full of neat buildings to check out. Farley, the local curator, is a wealth of...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village Museum in Pincher Creek Alberta on July 29. We have travelled over 50 countries in the world and have been to a lot of museums, big small and were skeptical of bothering with this one. WOW - what...More

Thank danfl160
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great hidden gem. Spent 3 hours just leisurely exploring. This is well worth the trip or stop. Friendly staff, great historical items, and a beautiful setting.

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Reviewed 4 October 2017

This place is a amazing!! So much to see, the towns history all in one place. Staff is super informative. Check it out....you won't be disappointed!!

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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

I have a never seen a heritage place with so many stuff in it well preserved! It is truly a place where it feels like the middle 18th century. You see tools, furnitures, original houses and buildings of the old village. Things that you only...More

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Reviewed 29 August 2017

This was a great place to visit if you want to find out about the frontier history of southwestern Alberta around the turn of the century. You can easily spend a couple of hours visiting more than 20 buildings open to view. There are literally...More

Thank Glenn K
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Reviewed 17 June 2017

Easily one of the best museums that I have ever been to. loads to see and beautifully laid out. You can go into all the houses and shops and and most of the exhibits are not behind glass. It has a really wonderful atmosphere and...More

Thank TrishCornwall
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Management response:Responded 20 June 2017

Thank you so much! One of the things we are most proud of here is the pride and passion within our staff and volunteers! The people working among our grounds are hard working. They really put their heart and soul into everything they do around...More

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Reviewed 10 June 2017

I have lived in the area for almost 5 years, and although I had heard of the museum, never realized that there was a whole village of historical buildings filled with the local past. Well worth the time and energy, We were there for several...More

Thank ChillyRider
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Management response:Responded 25 June 2017

Glad you finally made it in! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review and hopefully you can make another trip in before your admission expires! It is a common misconception that we only have what is in our front building. As...More

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Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

The pioneer village has some good displays but is still a work in progress. There are good snippets on the local history but I was still wanting to learn more about the past of southern Alberta. The staff is quite passionate and knowledgeable.

Thank Marko M
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Reviewed 23 March 2017

I've been to a couple of pioneer villages throughout Canada that looked like no one had dusted the exhibits since the Victorian Era when they were created. That's what makes this place such a pleasant surprise. The entire village is well ordered, kept superbly clean,...More

Thank metaungulate
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Management response:Responded 25 June 2017

Hello! We are very sorry for the delayed response as we have lacked proper maintenance for our trip advisor until now! Thank you for such a pleasant review! Seeing these kinds of comments remind us just how special our staff and volunteers are who work...More

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Their brochure states: '....is open year round. During the summer season (May long weekend to the end of August) we are open daily 10 am to 6 pm. The winter season sees us open weekdays 10 am to 4 pm.'
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