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“Interesting but dated”

Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum
Ranked #20 of 85 things to do in Banff
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This natural history and Canadian First Nations museum is named after Norman Luxton who once operated a trading post in the Banff area. Come in for a tour of what life was like for First Nations before settlers came and then view authentic First Nations artifacts, borrowed from both personal collections and the Glenbow Museum. Tours of the Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum guided by staff who are local First Nations. Ask questions, learn and experience something truly Canadian.
Reviewed 12 January 2012

I love museums, but I walked out of this one feeling like I hadn't learned much. There are some lovely examples of Indian handcrafts and snippets of Indian history. But, as an Aussie visiting Canada for the 1st time, I would have liked to see something that gave an overall history of the Canadian indigenous people, and descriptions of what tribes lived where, etc. I felt a bit in the dark about what I was looking at. The exhibits were all very old, and old-fashioned - lots of stuffed animals and mannequins of Indian people. Needs a make-over. Don't miss the Trading Post next door, though - there are lots of beautiful hand-made clothing & jewellery.

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Reviewed 5 January 2012

This is really good, our family loved this couple of hours spent here, open on xmas eve.... lovely atmosphere and the gift shop is best priced in town.

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Reviewed 16 December 2011

Loved the set up but for 10.00 each you don't get full moneys worth

Thank sandy17Calgary
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Reviewed 24 October 2011

This museum is well worth a visit even if it is not raining, the exhibits and old photographs provide a wonderful insight into the history of Banff

Thank TWMC2010
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Reviewed 23 October 2011

Very nice little museum with native american items. Enjoyed it and would suggest it for visitors.

Thank whitewolf678
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