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Glenbow Museum

  • 130 9th Ave. SE Map It
  • Downtown Commercial Core
  • Fodor's Choice

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Western Canada's largest museum has three annual special exhibitions and more than 20 permanent galleries chronicling the history of the Canadian West. Don't miss the Mavericks Gallery, which has interactive displays that chronicle the lives of 48 dynamic and incorrigible Alberta natives. Displays of First Nations and pioneer artifacts examine the people, stories, and events that shaped the region. An Asian exhibit has Buddhist and Hindu sculptures dating from the 2nd

century to the 18th century, and an extensive military collection includes medieval armor and samurai swords. The Nitsitapiisinni exhibit traces the story of the Blackfoot people in their own words through interactive displays, films, and artifacts. The café serves quick, fresh meals and snacks.

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130 9th Ave. SE, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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403-268–4100; 403-237–8988


Sight Details:

  • C$14
  • Fri.–Wed. 9–5, Thurs. 9–9


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Dec 13, 2007

Rotating exhibitions are excellent!

The quality of the Glenbow's rotating exhibitions are superb, though the same cannot be said for their permanent exhibits. If you are interested in Native culture/art and pioneers, by all means go! But if those aren't for you, check ahead what the current exhibit is, and decide whether you will visit based on that.

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Aug 7, 2006

Waste of time

Unorganized and uninteresting

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