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Rowley--Ghost Town

Town of Rowely | Starland County, Rowley, Alberta, Canada
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The town is great, but "tour" was non-existent

We pull into town for the first time and we are awed by the buildings. We get out and 2 people... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
via mobile
An Albertan hidden gem

Had heard about Rowley from the reading I had done online, so I decided to take a day trip out... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Calgary, Canada
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  • Average8%
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Town of Rowely | Starland County, Rowley, Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We pull into town for the first time and we are awed by the buildings. We get out and 2 people come out of a building. We say hi and they take off. From the other side of the street we see a door and...More

Thank jokersonyou
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had heard about Rowley from the reading I had done online, so I decided to take a day trip out there and see for myself. As I enjoy learning about the history of Alberta and enjoy photography. I went mid-week and so there for it...More

Thank SafetyBob2015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here while on a tour of the area with Wild West Badlands Tours. A great stop and since we were on the tour we we allowed to go in all the buildings. Very peaceful, quiet, rural, quaint , ghost town 😀 Definitely stop...More

Thank Christy C
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

We were in Drumheller and my wife happened to come across a post on Facebook talking about Rowley. We figured we'd stop on our way out of town and we were very glad we did. We got there at about 9:15 and walked around the...More

2  Thank albertareviews1980
Reviewed 22 June 2017

The day we were there it truly was a ghost town as this is not open every day because it really is not on the beaten track. The nearest paved highway is 5km away but don't let that be a deterrent. It is worth seeing....More

Thank Dale H
Reviewed 24 May 2017

You can just wander around on your own to grain elevators, train station,church, undertakers,etc. You cant go into these buildings but so neat to walk around. No charge although donation box there to help with upkeep. Flush toilets and picnic area provided. About 25 mins....More

Thank treetrippers
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Very cool! Well worth the drive from Calgary. It's free and hardly anyone was there. Also camping is free with a donation.

1  Thank ET B
Reviewed 28 August 2016

A step back in time to when small town community feel was the norm. We drove in on a Sunday morning and noticed how beautifully kept the entire village was. Noticed a lady walking down the street with her lawn mower lol. Not an unkept...More

Thank 937AnitaB
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

This town is exceptionally preserved by locals from the area. A worth while stop not too far from Drumheller and the dinosaur museum.

3  Thank Adrian0987
Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

Went with wife and three kids (9,6,3). They had a blast running around the little town playing at the park and climbing the trees. Most building were locked but a couple were open. We just saw the sign on the hiway and decided to check...More

4  Thank Davy R
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