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Address: 1.5 km off Highway #3, Alberta T0K 0E0, Canada
Phone Number: +1 403-562-7388
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Four levels of interactive exhibits and two high definition award-winning...

Four levels of interactive exhibits and two high definition award-winning shows tell the story of Canada's deadliest rockslide. On April 29 in 1903, 90 million tons of rock fell from Turtle Mountain and buried part of the coal mining town of Frank. Most of the 100 people in the path of the slide were killed. First-hand accounts, dramatic images and talented guides bring emotion to this remarkable and tragic event. Open daily year 'round. Interpretive programs/education programs/special events/gift shop/picnic area/walking trails/visitor information.

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We went to Franks Slide Interpretive center today and was blown away. All the history was very well displayed. The center itself was amazing. A must see for the whole family.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 August 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

We went to Franks Slide Interpretive center today and was blown away. All the history was very well displayed. The center itself was amazing. A must see for the whole family.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed our trip here . The drive is quite spectacular and you really get a sense of how small you are whence surrounded by such a vast number of boulders ... the walk is well mapped and we took a circuit through the boulders and then the woods back to the car park. The views were amazing. What... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

I have driven pass the slide many times and this time my family decided it was time to visit the centre. Very informative!! I had some misinformation about the slide and learned a lot about what happened in 1903 - I'm still surprised that the mine opened again after 31 days!! Yikes!! But the centre was well worth the trip... More 

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Blairmore, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

As I now live in the Blairmore area, walking distance to the Great Slide that devoured most of the town of Frank and the entire mine, I go past the rock slide almost daily and in a year of living here, I am never tired, nor less in awe of the sight than I was the first time I saw... More 

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Airdrie, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

The site is the location of a major rockfall down the mountain, burying a mining operation and a part of the town in 1903. There are great exhibits and it is interesting to see the rocks (huge) and how far they flew when part of the mountain fell.

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Nanton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

We had driven through the slide a few times before we stopped in at the interpretive centre. it is very interesting and well worth the time and money to go in. We are in southern Alberta, so this has become a place we sometimes take visiting overseas family for a little day trip. Lundreck Falls close by so quite a... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

To see it up close is to understand the enormity of the event. It makes the Hope Slide look tiny. The view (ironic) is beautiful. The center is well done with video and interactive displays. Great touch with the voices/stories of the town folk - kids really enjoyed listening and their stories made it "real". Worth the stop on the... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

We got here before the Centre opened, but we walked along the paths and read the plaques. It has a much better perspective than the road. We were following the path to the rock area, but we heard something very large walking around in the trees - we decided not to go any further as no person would have been... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

Take some time to visit this attraction...worth paying the fee to see what Frank slide is all about. Peaceful place but also has a sad history. Hiking trails around the building so bring walking shoes. Highly recommend this attraction to everyone!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

We planned a stop here on our drive to Idaho. I had been here in the early 880's with my parents but was not sure what to expect. The interpretative centre was very well put together with lots of historical information about the area and the Frank slide. The 2 movies were excellent and I highly recommend taking the hour... More 

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