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Tracey

Tracey

Calgary, AB, Canada

February 21, 2020
Rated 5.0

If you are a baseball fan, put this on your list. Not too expensive for ALL the stuff there is to see. The displays are amazing; so much information and history. It is a very busy place, but just make your way around everybody and eventually you get through. Street parking. Places close buy to eat; lots of merch options in the area. Have a ride through town too because it is a beautiful town.

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February 15, 2020
Rated 1.0

The atmosphere of an old train station is really cool. A ton of potential but really missing the mark. Food quality seems to have gone way down. Not sure how many times you have to cook and freeze chicken to get the consistency of rubber but don't order the jambalaya. Used to think it was just over-priced but now it's not worth stopping unless you need to see women in tiny clothes. Far better options in Strathmore.

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January 17, 2020

Location is right downtown Calgary. There are pay lots and street parking (free after 6PM). We didn't have a reservation but were able to get a table (weekday evening). The staff was amazing. Allowed us all the time we needed to chat and catch up, checking in periodically; no rush, casual. Food is amazing; more expensive than my usual but a delicious treat. The restaurant is broken up into different areas so it has a more quiet, intimate feel to it.

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January 08, 2020
Rated 4.0

Attended a concert at the Banff Centre. The concert hall is small and intimate. The talent is unique. Great place to keep watch for upcoming performances and make a day of it. Free parking onsite.

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January 08, 2020
Rated 5.0

Make sure you make a reservation because this restaurant can be quite busy. The staff is excellent. Very engaging and chatty; take the time with customers. We had a great conversation with our server about travel in India. They also made sure we got our seat after we were running late. Made sure the meal came out efficiently to get us to our show.
I always get the fondue because the cheese is superbly yummy and the chocolate is a great finish. The hot rock cooking is fun and delicious garlic butter and sauces. There are a number of different meat options, sea food, red meats, chicken, wild game, even exotic meats.
Give is a go the ambiance is relaxing. Price is a bit high, parking is ok. Generally can't find street parking and the public parking lot behind the restaurant is usually full but there is another larger lot one block off the main street (to the South).
Enjoy and don't burn yourself. Important: cooking fork vs eating fork. LOL

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January 08, 2020
Rated 5.0

My 2nd trip to Graceland and I cannot tell you how great it is. You have to go and experience it yourself. I can hardly breathe being there where the King lived. The new complex across the street is A+++mazing. Not only are there Elvis displays and museums, there were three other exhibits: Mohamed Ali, American Motorcycles, and National Geographic. This time, it took me all day to get through everything, and even then, I was rushing at the end. I would recommend the VIP tour for fans because you are able to go through the house as many times as you like. While you are on the audio tour, you go from room to room and then next thing you know the tour is over. With the VIP, you can take a break, see the other exhibits and then go back and walk through the house with or without the audio tour again and just soak it all in. Take all day; don't rush. There's the mansion, HUGE artifact museum, the airplanes, and car museum. There was an Elvis in the army exhibit, a Lisa Marie exhibit, the Sun Records film location, and an exhibit of other performers who were influenced by Elvis.
I noticed a difference in the staff this time though. Last time (12 years ago), staff were excited that you were excited about Elvis. This time staff were just doing their jobs; driving the bus, serving the food, selling the merch and not truly understanding the Elvis fanatics and how exciting this is for us.
There is parking and wifi at the site, and pretty easy to get to.
Elvis is still The King of Rock 'n' Roll

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December 20, 2019
Rated 5.0

My 2nd trip to Graceland and I cannot tell you how great it is. You have to go and experience it yourself. I can hardly breathe being there where the King lived. Even if you aren't a big Elvis fan, you will find something entertaining there, and I might suggest be a bit more of a fan by the time you leave.
The new complex across the street is A+++mazing. Not only are there Elvis displays and museums, there were three other exhibits: Mohamed Ali, American Motorcycles, and National Geographic. This time, it took me all day to get through everything, and even then, I was rushing at the end. I would recommend the VIP tour for fans because you are able to go through the house as many times as you like. While you are on the audio tour, you go from room to room and then next thing you know the tour is over. With the VIP, you can take a break, see the other exhibits and then go back and walk through the house with or without the audio tour again and just soak it all in. Take all day; don't rush. There's the mansion, HUGE artifact museum, the airplanes, and car museum. There was an Elvis in the army exhibit, a Lisa Marie exhibit, the Sun Records film location, and an exhibit of other performers who were influenced by Elvis.
I noticed a difference in the staff this time though. Last time (12 years ago), staff were excited that you were excited about Elvis. This time staff were just doing their jobs; driving the bus, serving the food, selling the merch and not truly understanding the Elvis fanatics and how exciting this is for us.
There is parking and wifi at the site, and pretty easy to get to.
Elvis is still The King of Rock 'n' Roll

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December 19, 2019
Rated 5.0

Can't believe it took me until I was this old to get to this park. LOL. What a fun, amazing park. The roller coasters are awesome. The new Yukon Gold coaster was wicked crazy!! For any coaster fan, you need to check out this park.
I got my tickets online, ahead of time, to save some $$. Went during a week day to steer clear of crowds. Park has lots of different things to see and do. I enjoyed the cliff divers and the acrobats. The cirque show was beautiful.
Doesn't matter how old you are, as long as you are young at heart, great fun place to visit.

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December 19, 2019
Rated 5.0

This was a highly recommended stop from a friend, and she knows me so well. Had a blast in this museum!!
You get your secret identity upon arrival and then make your way through the museum. Tons of interesting displays involving people and events. Along the way, you use your secret identity to engage with the displays. You are just walking along and a display will ask you if you are code name "such and such" and then you are engaged with that game. Too fun.
It is busy though so there were stations I went right by because of the # of people milling around just to get on and use.
I would definitely recommend this as one of the must dos when in DC.

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October 18, 2019
Rated 4.0

Finally got to a Jays game at Rogers and loved it. There are seat options with great views and your price point. I was 2nd deck at the foul line. Friendly, chatty atmosphere. Typical ball park prices; you're going to pay if you go to the park.
The tour was really disappointing. It was a tour of a building as opposed to a tour of history or the team. When you tour a place like Wrigley, the tour has great stories, iconic moments, funny happenings. They really should make an effort on the Rogers Centre tour to bring the building and history to life and not just drag people around a building and point things out. Total Fail. This is Canada's team. Come on folks!! A little effort and passion!

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