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Address: 102 Avenue & 102 Street | Muskoseepi Park, Grande Prairie, Alberta T8V 2E7, Canada
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+1 780-830-7090
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08:30 - 18:00
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Mon - Fri 08:30 - 18:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Set in picturesque Muskoseepi Park, the Grande Prairie Museum, opened in...

Set in picturesque Muskoseepi Park, the Grande Prairie Museum, opened in 1971 with a focus on preserving the pioneer history of the area.

The Museum’s galleries highlight the first homesteaders and those who contributed to the development of the Peace Region. Visitors will also find a replica paleontological dig site featuring locally found bones of an Edmontosaurus. Other gallery exhibits include Prehistoric stone artifacts used by the first Aboriginal people to settle this area, transportation artifacts including a replica train station and military and war displays.

The Grande Prairie Museum consists of the Rodacker/Campbell Gallery located in the main museum building, which is home to our temporary and permanent exhibits, as well as an outdoor Heritage Village.

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Good little museum

You can see that alot of work has gone into compiling the various displays within this musem. There's a section about pioneer life with a sleigh loaded with the belongings of... read more

Reviewed 6 March 2017
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Tofino
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Reviewed 6 March 2017

You can see that alot of work has gone into compiling the various displays within this musem. There's a section about pioneer life with a sleigh loaded with the belongings of pioneers and a list on the side of what they would need to last them a year (50 lbs of bacon, 25 lbs of coffee, 200 lbs of flour... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

I had the opportunity to visit this little museum with family. It is very well laid out. I was impressed with the scavenger hunt style challenges that the museum has created for families. We watched children searching for items identified on the challenge - a great way to engage young minds. The working model of a windmill is very good.... More 

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1 Thank Cathy P
Robin W, Public Relations Manager at Grande Prairie Museum, responded to this review

Hi Cathy :) Our Guest Services team has a lot of fun creating those scavenger hunts and love to see the excitement when the young kids claim their treasure. I also had a few memories from my childhood come up while taking in our Before Cellphones exhibit. That section wraps up this spring but check back later in the season... More 

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Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

I've been coming here since I was a child in school, I enjoy coming here, there are not alot of exhibits but what they have are varied and interesting. They offer sheets of "scavenger hunt" items that participants can look for while viewing the exhibits. This adds to the experience. During the summer months the village buildings outside are open... More 

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Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

The Museum has something for everyone from toddlers to the elderly. Excellent exhibits, a real history lesson.

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1 Thank Cheryl W
Edmonton, Alberta
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Wonderful look at Grande Prairie through history. Go in the fall when the college students are helping and you will not be disappointed.

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1 Thank Tim G
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Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

I give the museum a really good review since finding a gallery to support local artisans is sometimes hard to find in particular areas. The museum is brightly decorated with fantastic exhibits that change every few weeks, hands on experience for children in their art rooms is another great idea

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1 Thank Sunset-sailing
Grande Cache, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016

Great staff. They were friendly, helpful and courteous. This museum is in a great setting, with lots to see and do.

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1 Thank tourismcounsello2016
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016

Local history, natural history, dinosaurs, fossils, native artifacts, historical buildings. And thanks to the City of Grande Prairie, admission is free!

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Grande Prairie, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2016

The GP museum is full of many historical items, they even have scavenger hunts for inside the museum and outside where the historical houses are, I did the hard one and I spent 2 hours searching through and learnt a lot of new things about the place I didn't know before!

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Grande Prairie, Alberta
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Reviewed 22 July 2016

Not only is the museum free, but there are summer programs and holiday programs that are also free!! All the awesome Events are free! Canada Day was amazing, can't wait for Heritage Day in August! The new cell phone and gaming exhibit is cool, the old village buildings are a great way to see how people lived a long time... More 

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