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Hat Creek Ranch

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Address: Hwy 97 & Hwy 99, Cache Creek, British Columbia V0K 1H0, Canada
Phone Number:
18007820922
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Historic site with guided tours of original roadhouse (hotel) built in...

Historic site with guided tours of original roadhouse (hotel) built in 1860. OVer 20 original buildings and many pieces of old farm equipment. First Nations site has a winter lodge and displays of early food storage, shelters, and traditions. shows daily in July and August, and all is included with your admission. A gift/souvenir shop and restaurant are also in the main reception building.

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Don't miss the history here

A small authentic ranch from the 1880’s gold rush days. This place offers a nice collection of original buildings and artifacts from the time. I’m sure it’s a lively place to... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2016
Les R
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Denver, Colorado, United States
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Denver, Colorado, United States
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

A small authentic ranch from the 1880’s gold rush days. This place offers a nice collection of original buildings and artifacts from the time. I’m sure it’s a lively place to visit in the summer, but were visited (good or bad) after Labor Day in early September and it was nearly a ghost town. If you want the place to... More 

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Grenoble, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed using this attraction as a pit stop on our route. We spent around 2 hours here to take in the history, and to visit the old buildings and artefacts. We loved the historical side, we liked to see people 'working' in character, and we enjoyed our ride in a stage coach and discovering the discomfort of this mode... More 

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3 Thank Grembo
Timaru, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch ... As it in the middle of a long drive with not many other places to stop, we expected to be paying a premium for food and beverages, but we were pleasantly surprised, the prices were very reasonable, the food was really nice and the folks were so friendly ... Loved the forest fruits pie,... More 

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Canterbury
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

We had a totally unexpectedly and wonderful pitstop at the Hat Creek Ranch on our way to Whistler. The ranch is fascinating to tour round and a real highlight was the stage coach ride! The staff were highly knowledgeable, entertaining and very helpful. Our lovely lunch in the restaurant was also very tasty and the gift shop is good too.... More 

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Rockford, IL
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Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped on our way through the area. We spent about 2.5 hrs there. Toured the blacksmith shop, main ranch building, did the stage coach ride, and sat in the saloon when the lady gave the Hurdy-Girdy girl talk. All were nice and typical for an open air museum. We did not pan for gold or visit the Native American interpretive... More 

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Salmon Arm, British Columbia, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Lovely lunch followed by nice tour of the grounds. Took in the 20 min talk about gold and the gold rush. Very informative host. Panned for gold out back of roadhouse for free. Took stagecoach to Indian village and enjoyed ice cream afterwards. Seniors start at 55.

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Kamloops Bc
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Reviewed 11 August 2016

It is a great place to wander around and enjoy an ice cream for an afternoon. I enjoyed the First Nations Section the most, cool and shady!

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2 Thank Kathryn S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

We arrived here on a bus tour, we were greeted on our bus by people in period costume to match the history of the ranch. They told us a bit about the ranch then we all went in and had lunch. We had pre prepared sandwiches, home made sausage rolls and a drink. We sat out on the verandah at... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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123 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016

The staff is outstanding especially the lady when you first go in. The exhibits and the talks about life in that era was outstanding. I spent all afternoon looking. I had hurt my knees elsewhere in our trip and had a little trouble getting up in the stage coach and other exhibits. They ask me if I wanted an electric... More 

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1 Thank Guy C
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Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

We stop here ever year for a tour and overnight camping. We still love this place it really never gets old as we are history buffs. Always looking for ghosts but haven't seen any yet. Love the stories from the old time staff here. Camping charges very reasonable get here early for a site as they fill up fast. Lots... More 

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