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Strangest/Specialty Museums in Calgary

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The Grain Academy Museum

The Grain Academy Museum has been educating visitors about Canada's grains since 1981. This museum give its visitors an in-depth knowledge into the production, transportation and trade of grains. The exhibits replicate the whole interesting process, right from harvesting of grains to the delivery of grains at various stores. Visitors can try their hands at various interactive models, and browse through the rare artifacts, photos and videos that celebrate the farmer's pride.

Calgary, AB, Canada
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Glenbow Museum

One of Canada's great museums and Western Canada's largest, this treasure trove houses artifacts of the west, dating back to the first white settlers of the 1800s and the history of the area's First Nations. Visitors can take delight in exhibits that delve into the history of the region and its people, celebrating their lifestyles and art, and also that record contemporary life in western Canada. Along with permanent displays, the Glenbow Museum presents a variety of temporary exhibitions. Visitors also explore an art gallery and archives on site.

Calgary, AB, Canada
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Gasoline Alley Museum

Take a walk down history and explore the impact that the automobile industry had on Canada's social and cultural progress at the Gasoline Alley Museum, located within Heritage Park. Children can enjoy the simulated driving experience with the 'road trip games' or listen to the fantastic tales of their favorite cartoon characters at the 'Story Time' session held every Tuesday. The museum also houses various attractions like a 'drive-in theater' from the 1970s or a service station straight from the 1930s, that will be enjoyed by children and adults alike. Those crazy about cars will love their vintage collection which has been restored to look as good as new. Entrance to the museum is included with admission to Heritage Park.

Calgary, AB, Canada
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Canada's Sports Hall of Fame

Get a glimpse of the the fierce pride Canada has in its athletes at this informative museum. Located within the Canada Olympic Park, this facility aims at inculcating the significance of sports among people. The establishment of this Hall of Fame can be attributed to the works of Harry Price, the former chairman of the Sports Committee for the Canadian National Exhibition. This hall features galleries that commemorate 58 different sports. Visitors can immerse themselves in various water sports at the 'Splash Gallery', enter the boxing ring at the 'Contact Gallery' or glide through snow at the 'Glide Gallery'. Every gallery houses exhibits that enable the visitor to enter the sportsman's shoes, offering them a unique learning experience.

Calgary, AB, Canada
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