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“Fun Fun Fun”

Reynolds-Alberta Museum
Ranked #1 of 10 things to do in Wetaskiwin
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Calgary
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“Fun Fun Fun”
Reviewed 21 February 2012

If you like hands on, up close contact and information about machines from the early1900's, this is the place to loose yourself for several hours or the whole day. You can reach it driving north of Calgary about 2 1/2 hours, along the Queen Elizabeth II highway (# 2) and a little over an hour south from Edmonton. It started in the early 1900's as a collection of farm machinery, cars, airplanes as well as industrial machines. The Province of Alberta was given it as a gift for taking over the upkeep by Stan Reynolds who owned it all. See cars from old model Ts and million dollar Daimler, to tractors, combines and one cylinder motors. Join the production line (kids also) for a Henry Ford assembly line for a model T. See antique autos partially restored (half refurbished and the other half the way it started out ) as well as a birds eye view of the shop where the old clunkers are restored to show room condition. When you have seen enough in the main building go next door to the hanger where aircraft and collectibles are displayed. Try your hand in the 4 engine aircraft simulator, or in season get a ride in a bi-plane. (small extra charge.) Watch old automobiles drive around. You'll want to spend a great deal of time here, and then head home with pleasure and enjoyment from a by-gone era.

Visited March 2011
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Red Deer, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
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“Bring Grampa!”
Reviewed 9 February 2012

My teenage son is a bit of a photo buff and on a crummy afternoon we will go to the museum so he can try out some new shots. Anyone we take with us enjoy it and are usually surprised at how well done it is. The gift shop is nice and allows local stay at home moms to sell their good quality jewellery and homemade goods.

Visited February 2012
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Sylvan Lake, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“History of Machines and People, Western Canada”
Reviewed 6 February 2012

A world Class facility showcasing people, machines, and the opening of the West.

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Victoria, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
91 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“If you enjoy things that move, you'll love this museum”
Reviewed 26 January 2012

If you enjoy moveable mechanicals such as vintage cars and trucks, motorcycles, tractors and farm implements, some unusual vehicles and flyables as there is an aviation museum as well, this is the place for you.
Stan Reynolds has amassed an amazing collection of vintage and collectable items which are nicely displayed in this first class museum. Be prepared to spend more then a couple of hours touring and enjoying the displays ( some of which are inter active ) and enjoying the memories that they will bring back no matter what your age.

Visited January 2012
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Vermilion, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
381 reviews
201 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
“Years of History!”
Reviewed 15 January 2012

What an awazing place for all ages! There are old cars, trucks, bikes, planes, and more. You can sit in or on many of the vehicles. There is a movie that you can watch. They are always bringing in new things to see.

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