Cardston, Alberta, Canada: World's Largest Collection of Horse-Drawn Vehicles

The museum also has a statue of George "The Iceman" Woolf, jockey of Seabiscuit, who died in a horse race at age 35. George and his horse are immortalized in bronze. Cardston was George's home town.

Remington Carriage Museum

Address:
623 Main St., Cardston, AB, Canada
Directions:
Remington Carriage Museum. Take Hwy 2 into town, where it turns into Main St. The museum will be on the west side, between 7th and 6th Aves. Look for the big sign.
Hours:
Daily 9-5, off-season 10-5 (Call to verify)
Phone:
403-653-5139
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World's Largest Collection of Horse-Drawn Vehicles

It was several years ago that I was there, and I ran across it by accident. But I had their giant hardback catalog of carriages and wagons for years, as my ex-husband and I ran a carriage company.

There are so many carriages, beautifully restored, that they are parked in layers, some are on "shelves" over the bottom ones. They have hearses and drays and wagons and fancy broughams and Victorias and Hansom cabs. It probably isthe largest collection, as it says. I can't imagine there'd be a bigger one.

There are informative plaques by some of the buggies and carriages. Worthwhile if you're at all into horses, driving horses, or transportation history.

[Shawnee Moon, 08/22/2015]

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