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If you’re looking for some family fun in Red Deer, check out some of these great locations!

 

The Norwegian Laft Haus Society & Museum

The Norwegian Laft Haus Society was founded in the late 1970s and has since functioned as a group where people dedicated to learning about Norwegian culture can share their knowledge with the public.

 

The Laft Haus was built as one of the buildings for what was to be an international village on the outskirts of Red Deer.  It currently is located in the city of Red Deer, drawing in visitors.  The Laft Haus is a valuable historical, cultural, and educational institution.  It has been created as a centre for the preservation, interpretation, and study of material relating to the life and culture of Norwegian-Canadians.

 

Visit the Norwegian Laft Haus from Tuesday to Saturday between 10 am and 4 pm or on Sunday from 12 pm to 4 pm.

 

Kerry Wood Nature Centre

The Kerry Wood Nature Centre opened in 1986.  It was constructed with funds from the Alberta Heritage Savings Trust Fund as part of the Urban Parks Program.

 

The centre offers an extensive program of natural and human history interpretation, major special events, school and youth group programs as well as public programs, sleepovers and day camps.

 

Visit the Kerry Wood Nature Centre year-round, 7 days a week from 10 am to 5 pm.


Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum

The Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum provides a family-friendly interactive, hand-son experience celebrating Alberta’s sporting history.

 

The hall has over 7,000 square feet of exhibit space which includes a multisport area.  This area has activities such as: virtual baseball, basketball, hockey, and soccer, as well as a 200-metre wheelchair challenge and a Treadclimb climbing wall.  The building also houses the Orest Korbutt Theatre, the Hall of Fame Gallery and many other interesting activities.  The museum has over 11,500 artifacts of Alberta sports history.

 

Visit the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum, Monday to Friday from 10 am to 5 pm or Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm.


Red Deer Mountain Bike Park

The Red Deer Mountain Bike Park is a unique park located in the north end of Red Deer which caters specifically to the needs of mountain bikers.

 

This park includes a large area of cross-country single track, dirt jumps, and free-ride stunts.  It was built by and is maintained by volunteers of the Central Alberta Bicycle Club in cooperation with the City of Red Deer.

 

Make sure you are familiar with the rules of the park before visiting.


Double Tree Village Museum

The Double Tree Village Museum has been open almost 20 years.  It is one of the biggest historical villages in Alberta, and has been the recipient of a County Beautification Award as well as a Heritage Award.

 

The village hosts family gatherings, school groups, weddings, and seniors tours as well as school tours and education program.  It has 25 buildings filled with appropriate antiques.

 

Contact the Double Tree Village Museum to organize a tour.


Kraay Family Farm

Open from mid-July to Thanksgiving weekend, Kraay Family Farm is home to the Lacombe Corn Maze, Alberta’s premier corn maze.

 

Along with the corn maze, the family farm offers over 40 attractions and amenities, including mini golf, play areas, jumping pillows, gemstone mining, and the corn blaster and pumpkin cannon.

 

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