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Review of Canadian War Museum

Canadian War Museum
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US$28.93*
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Ottawa City Hop-on Hop-off Tour
Ranked #1 of 254 things to do in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The Canadian War Museum is more than a museum that is internationally renowned for its symbolic architecture; it is synonym for inspiring and touching stories. Canada's rich military history is showcased through personal stories, artwork, photographs and interactive presentations. Tour the extensive permanent exhibitions and expand your knowledge of the conflicts that shaped Canada, Canadians and the world, as well as the roll Canadians played in them.
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Ottawa
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128 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“a must see”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2012

I went with the whole family, I have to say that it's absolutely a must see, anyone will find something interesting (children to grand-parents).

Visited April 2011
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“So interesting you can spend the entire day”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2012

If you have any interest in the Canadian military or life during wartime, this is a great place to go. There is so much to see that you can spend the entire day there. The calibre of the exhibits is as good as those in any international capital city such as London. For those that just like large vehicles there is a big section just on equipment.

Visited August 2011
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Ottawa, Canada
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“History thats easy to follow”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2012

They put a lot of efforts into this museum. It is incredible. It flows from display to display and just a nice easy way to learn history. The only thing I made sure to avoid was taking my young son into a room where there were very graphic pictures of holocaust murders with bodies piled on bodies. Even I find it hard to take, just beware with young children.

Visited July 2011
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Ontario, Canada
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“Absolutely excellent - do not miss”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2012

Go, listen, and learn. There are veterans who volunteer throughout the museum and provide incredible amounts of information about each exhibit. The museum is set up beautifully as well.

Visited March 2012
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Ottawa, Canada
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“If you only visit one museum in Ottawa - make it this one.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2012

This is a very good museum. It is a Canadian war museum. It goes through early Canadian history and the conflicts with the natives and then others, the french, the spanish the english. There are pictures and displays everywhere. Follow the path and you will see and read and touch all the displays. There is something for everyone. There are planes and tanks and guns, uniforms of every description and medals and surgical instruments and you can feel the pain just looking at these items. Battles are vividly described. There are many tanks on display and military vehicles of every description. Like to see the cannons from war ships in the early ages of exploration - they got 'em. We were there about 4 hours and I felt totally rushed. Go with no kids and take your time - you will be glad you did. We are going back this year. What ever the price it is worth it. Enjoy.

Visited July 2011
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