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“Good value” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village

Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Good value”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

The people at the museum have done an amazing job at renovating the old buildings. The displays are interesting and well marked. They also open the museum to the public many times a year for various celebrations. The school children can come for a week and attend the old school house. Old timers from the community come to teach them arts, crafts , skills and old time dance as part of their week. The director is enthusiastic and extremely knowledgeable.

Visited October 2013
6 Thank OlaviS
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27 reviews from our community

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Alberta, Canada
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868 reviews
452 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 381 helpful votes
“There's precious little else to see, so go there!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2013

Pincher Creek is tiny, and there is not much to see, if you feel like breaking a journey there, but this little rural museum tries hard to provide some entertaining information about the area. Staff is friendly, and entrance fees are low. Some kids might get bored. They will need to exercise their imaginations to visualize how people actually lived in the Wild West.

Visited July 2012
4 Thank Professional-Pilgrim
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Pincher Creek, Canada
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70 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Gem of a rural history collection”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2012

The Village offers a great day for young and old, especially in the summer, when you can wander between and in a fabulous and diverse collection of rural homes, church, school, and other buildings, most from the local area. The collection and presentation of artifacts is terrific, and the passion of the curator and volunteers is evident. This is a great display of ranching and rural culture. Visit on a holiday (like Canada Day) and there are usually events and activities going on throughout the day.

Visited July 2012
8 Thank Celesa H
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Calgary, Canada
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17 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“You actually get to go inside”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2012 via mobile

Stopped in Pincher Creek on a camping trip and decided to see the pioneer village. It's essentially just off main street so it wasn't hard to find. The village is a lot bigger than we thought it was going to be. There are some signs with information in the buildings but for more information get the free booklet when you pay admission. I have been to a few pioneer village's but the nice thing about this one is that you actually get to go inside the buildings to see everything. First time being inside an old train! It was an interesting time for an okay admission cost.

6 Thank RBTravel123
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Beaumont, Canada
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104 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“go see it”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2012

my kids loved the place and the staff are really nice and friendly

Visited August 2011
3 Thank dragonflysparkles
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