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“Fascinating museum in downtown Calgary”
Review of Glenbow Museum

Glenbow Museum
Ranked #12 of 307 things to do in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: At Glenbow, history buffs, art lovers and pop culture fanatics can all find something inspiring. Explore fascinating historical galleries and exhibitions of art and culture from around the world. We are conveniently located in downtown Calgary on Stephen Avenue Mall, just steps from the Calgary Tower and one block away from the C-Train LRT line.
Reviewed 22 July 2014

This beautifully designed museum offers an unusual and engaging presentation of Alberta's history. Artifacts and videos tell the stories of the original Blackfeet tribes as well as the newcomers who brought the trains, mines, and resorts. One can sit in a teepee, walk through a train car, and view amazing photographs of both the famous and the ordinary people who contributed to Alberta's success.

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Reviewed 18 July 2014

Went here after a lot of hype about it but I thought other museums such as Head Smashed in Buffalo Jump were better. The layout was confusing and I think they tried to make it difficult to move around, and they have! Not the greatest.

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Reviewed 18 July 2014

Not being a museum lover I went along with hubbie who wanted to go !
What a great place, really well laid out with lots of interesting displays! I enjoyed it which for me means it has to be good.
We only managed to do the first two floors as we ran out of time
It gave a real oversight into the history if the area, lots to look at
I would recommend Glenbow museum for an entertaining couple of hours ?

Thank YogaGirl10
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Reviewed 17 July 2014

There is no way you can see all this museum has to offer! Close to Calgary tower so you
can do that also. Except to get to the top I think you have to have reservations for the
restaurant. They had paintings from the great masters of art and also an extensive
Indian history section. Some cool glassworks done by todays artists. Best to
check website as I'm sure there collection changes.

Thank marygrace58
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Reviewed 13 July 2014

Handicapped friendly, Glenbow Museum is well laid out over four floors. It has many interesting exhibits such as the Weapons and Warriors Exhibit and the Early Canadian Settler Exhibit. Whilst it has limited interactive activities for younger children, the museum is good for children aged 8 years old and above. Suggest to start from the top floor and work your way down. No cafe inside the museum but plenty of eateries available nearby.

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