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Leduc #1 Energy Discovery Centre

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Address: 50339 Hwy 60, Leduc, Alberta T9G 0B2, Canada
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Leduc #1 Museum + Energy Discovery Centre, the birhtplace of the modern...

Leduc #1 Museum + Energy Discovery Centre, the birhtplace of the modern energy industry. Come visit us and learn the story of Alberta!

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Leduc #1 is where the oil started in Alberta. The Energy Discovery Centre is an interactive museum and science centre that shows you the history of the oil industry in Alberta... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 September 2016
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Ottawa, Canada
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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Leduc #1 is where the oil started in Alberta. The Energy Discovery Centre is an interactive museum and science centre that shows you the history of the oil industry in Alberta. There is a full scale rig that you can climb on, you can touch and see the complex anatomy of a rig. There are stories artifacts and interactive exhibits... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

The exhibits are well done. You will learn a lot about the oil and gas industries. The history of exploration in this area is well presented.

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Camrose, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

We have gone past this attraction so many times & finally decided to stop. You can wander around the grounds for free but there is a fee to tour the discovery centre ($10 adult, $8.50 senior). Free parking. Start at the theatre & see the 15 minute movie on the history of Leduc & the oil boom. See the world's... More 

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Devon, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

i recently visited the historical site to see what i could find out about the story of oil in the area where i live. I found that there was a large assortment of displays and information pertaining to the oil business. The staff was quite helpful and information supplied was very interesting.

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Leduc, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

Not for little kids, but very interesting and educational. You will need car to get there, as it is outside of city limits.

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Green Cove Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

Anyone interested in the history of oil for this area MUST visit Energy Centre. It is packed full of historical memorabilia. The exhibits are very well done and outside you can fully explore an oil rig. We were fortunate to find a person that actually worked on an oil rig that was willing to tell us his story. What a... More 

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Gemunden, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2015

We traveled up to Leduc on the 31st of August to visit the Discovery Center, arriving to find it closed, and the Gate locked. Information we had on hand indicated that it should have been open, but it was not. Fortunately someone who was working in the area behind the museum came out of the locked area while we were... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2015

We were so glad that we decided to visit this gem. Although some exhibits at the front were a little dated, the intro movie was excellent, and we found all the exhibits interesting. The back has up to date information and equipment on fracking that my spouse and 15 year old really enjoyed (can touch a lot of stuff here),... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2015 via mobile

Visited on a Tuesday and was welcomed and engaged by the lobby attendant. Good info packet and map. Suggest seeing the movie first. Lot of exhibits indoor and outdoor so if poor weather, there is still plenty to do. Very educational on he geology and business of energy. Great interactive exhibits for kids. Spend about two hours there - good... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2015

This is a packed museum with stories, interactive displays and loads of information. We enjoyed all of it.

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