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Address: Hwy 31A, Sandon, British Columbia, Canada
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Wish I had allowed more time!

Sandon is a fascinating place for gold-rush era enthusiasts. There are 3 (if memory serves) museums to explore; one of the earliest power generation stations in the west (museum... read more

Reviewed 12 November 2016
Mark A
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 12 November 2016

Sandon is a fascinating place for gold-rush era enthusiasts. There are 3 (if memory serves) museums to explore; one of the earliest power generation stations in the west (museum inside!) and a variety of outdoor, living history as well as curiosities to take in. Plan an hour (or more) to read, discuss and enjoy what this ghost town has to... More 

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Alberta, Canada
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016

We visited the ghost town of Sandon and found it very interesting! We loved the old buildings and buses. There is even an old steam train you can look at. We went into the powerhouse to see the historic hydro-electric plant. It still generates power to multiple towns in the area! Very cool! This was a nice day trip from... More 

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Thank Loreena M
Kelowna, Canada
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Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

The museum, for where and what it is, is quite fantastic. A lot of the same sort of artifacts you'll find at most small town museums in BC, but what really did it for me were the photographs, newspapers, and books saved from Sandon when it flourished. Those brought it to life for me. Also loved the basement. Very eerie.

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Chorley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

When we went the manager of the museum decided to close early and essentially told everyone to leave. I have heard good reports about the museum and was disappointed to say the least about his attitude. The young man running the shop in Sandon and the gentleman manning the hydroelectric exhibition were friendly and very knowledgable though and so made... More 

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Thank Worldscapetravel
Victoria, Canada
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2016

We had a wonderful time at the museum. As if the setting, building, artifacts and atmosphere wasn't enough, Andrew Rhodes was there to bring it alive! Andrew is the resident interpreter/guide for the summer season (2016) and welcomes you in a very down to earth jocular manner. He delivers probably the most entertaining, but factual description of Sandon I have... More 

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Chilliwack
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Reviewed 17 June 2016

We were sooo pleased to find the Meusuem open on this visit to Sandon. The local staff were very well informed about the Rich History of Sandon...we really appreciated their insight. The entire town itself is really a wonderful experience to explore. Make sure you allow for enough time to really take in all that Sandon has to offer.. including... More 

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Salmon Arm
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2015

It was interesting, the road out there was fairly good, and it was a nice place to stop for a picnic and a walk :) The museum was quite nice, but the whole place could be so so sooo much better. It's worth the trip, and hopefully with more visitors and donations the place could be fixed up to be... More 

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Lake Country, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2015

You can drive here fairly easily, we pulled a 27' trailer there. You need to bring your own accommodations if you are staying overnight. There's a coffee shop, if you do need something to eat. It is a dirt road but was graded when we traveled there. There is a fellow that claims to be the Mayor, not sure if... More 

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Thank Deckgun
Cathedral City, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2015

Sandon is located just east of the town of New Denver along BC-31A and about 3 miles back an unpaved, but relatively smooth road easily accessible on a motorcycle. The Sandon historic society is trying very hard to make this a destination. It is called a "ghost town", but there really is very little left there. Don't expect to see... More 

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Thank Dave E
Burnaby, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2015

This place has a lot of history and makes for a cute little stop but there are a lot more interesting places that could be visited. There are a bunch of old buses lined up from Downtown Vancouver, which seemed a little bit random, but they were cool to see. We didn't have time to go in the museum, but... More 

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