Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Another Stuffed Gopher Museum

Langenburg, Saskatchewan - Gopherville: "This is a wacky miniature wild west town outside of Langenburg, Saskatchewan, near the Manitoba border. The catch is, they've stuffed a bunch of gophers and dressed them up in little outfits (sheriff, etc.).

From what I read, there's a miniature train, the world's largest bike (44 riders, 85 feet long), and a Santa store. Some other research shows it was still open as recently as 2005 (Saskatchewan's centennial)."

2 comments:

Brent McKee said...

As your resident Saskatchewan correspondent (or is that Saskatchewan resident correspondent) I'm vaguely ashamed to say that I haven't been in the Langenburg area in many, many years. In this part of the province we tend to gravitate to Edmonton or Calgary rather than Winnipeg. Still I looked the place up online and while there isn`t a website, it still seems to be there. This sort of place is typically owned by a local farmer/entrepreneur as a good way to supplement his income. It`s the sort of place that big city "sophisticates" love to sneer at, and which the locals never visit unless some the family come for a visit, but is a bit of a break for people driving the Yellowhead Highway between Winnipeg and Saskatoon on a scorching summer day (like today).

Bill Crider said...

I think it's a cool idea. Neal Barrett, Jr., wrote about a similar place in one of his novels. I thought he was making it up.