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Sights in Edmonton

Edmonton is the capital city of Alberta and is home to interesting museums, parks, and natural attractions.

  • Fort Edmonton Park—a park that has re-creations of Edmonton throughout its history with a stable, general store, wooden sidewalks, a steam train, horses, gravel roads, and rides; On Whitemud Drive
  • Art Gallery of Alberta—a modern art museum that opened in 2010 and has over 6000 pieces of historic and contemporary art veering towards Canadian art; 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square
  • Muttart Conservatory—a botanical garden with four pyramids that have plants from different climates and an onsite café; 9626 96A Street
  • Royal Alberta Museum—a newly renovated museum in the downtown area with a large collection that showcases Alberta’s natural and cultural history with the world’s largest collection of insects, a display about Alberta’s aboriginal culture, and a gallery where the province is divided into sections based on geography with plants and animals native to each area featured in their respective zones; 103A Avenue
  • Alberta Railway Museum—a museum that has over 75 train cars including steam and diesel locomotives; 24215 34th Street
  • Telus World of Science—an interactive science museum that allows visitors to use crime-solving technology to solve crimes, learn about living in space, practice being a paleontologist, and learn more about the human body; 11211 142nd Street
  • Valley Zoo—a zoo with over 100 exotic, endangered, and Canadian native animals as well as a petting zoo, camel and pony rides, a miniature train, carousel, and paddleboats; 13315 Buena Vista Road
  • Alberta Legislature—the former location of Fort Edmonton that is now Alberta’s legislative seat with a majestic dome and marble interior and offers visitors 45-minute tours and an interpretive center that describes the building’s architectural and political history; corner of 97th Avenue and 107th Street
  • Alberta Government House—a mansion that was once the home of the lieutenant governor but is now used for conferences and receptions and is well-preserved with artwork by Canadian artists; 12845 102nd Avenue
  • Galaxy Land—the world’s largest indoor amusement park with over 27 rides; West Edmonton Mall, 170th Street
  • Alberta Aviation Museum—a museum located in the last double-long double-wide hangar from WWII that has educational programs and shares the stories of aviators; 11410 Kingsway NW
  • University of Alberta Botanic Garden—a 240-acre garden with indoor greenhouses, a Japanese garden, a tropical greenhouse with exotic butterflies, a Native Peoples garden, and experimental garden beds; 51227 Highway 60
  • Rutherford House Provincial Historic Site—once the home of the first Premier of Alberta, Alexander Cameron Rutherford, this brick mansion has been restored with period furniture; 11153 Saskatchewan Drive NW
  • John Janzen Nature Centre—a newly renovated nature center with interactive exhibits, programs, events, and an indoor play area; 7000-143 Street, Whitemud Drive and Fox Drive
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