Royal Tyrrell Museum, Drumheller

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#1 of 118 in Museums in Alberta
Situated in one of the richest fossil-bearing belts in the world, Royal Tyrrell Museum offers you the chance to inspect over a hundred thousand fossilized remains. Observe 40 full skeletons and appreciate the enormous scale of the prehistoric creatures on display. The museum also offers programs, such as dig experiences out in the field; with hands-on explanations of the archaeological process, it’s a worthwhile learning experience for children. Be sure to check out the gift shop, which sells a diverse range of dinosaur paraphernalia. Put Royal Tyrrell Museum into our Drumheller sightseeing planning website and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • This was great for everyone in our family. 5 year old and 12 year old both loved it! Learned so much. It was beautiful and well decorated inside. Also very interactive. We purchased the day pass that ...  more »
  • Kids and dinosaur lovers will love this Museum. Its about 2hrs+ drive from Calgary to Drumheller. If its not for the kids, I will skipped visiting the Drumheller as nothing much to see. Good for 1st t...  more »
  • It cost $26 per adult and was a truly interesting place to visit. It was very crowded and had wonderful exhibitions. There were some complete skeletons of many dinosaurs, incomplete ones with missing ...  more »
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  • Great collection of fossils and dinosaurs in one location. Winter is a good time to visit because of the lack of crowd. There's less than 50 people in the museum when we visited, we took our time to explore all the exhibits and interactive demos. Good educational trip for the kids, definitely a must go place for dinosaur enthusiasts.
  • Very neat place just like i remember it from when i was a child with a few improvements of course. One section was being developed but our family still had an excellent experience. There is so much history here and the dinosaur fossils are massive!! Our kids had a great time and loved the gift shop.
  • Second time visiting the museum; first in summer and second one in winter. This time it was nice and quiet since there was no summer crowds. I was able to read the information signs throughout the museum without having people getting in the way.
  • You've got to visit this place if you or your child is a dinosaur fan!! They have amazing collections of dinosaurs and fossils! They also have a small but very comforting indoor garden as well.
  • Simply one of the best museum experiences we have been to. Endure you have lots of time to enjoy all the levels. Fabulous!

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Where to stay in Drumheller

If you want to embrace the town's Jurassic obsession, stay in a fun--if somewhat tacky--dinosaur-themed hotel. Most of the town's accommodations sit along the main roads of South Dinosaur Trail and Railway Avenue East, with a few budget-friendly motels, bed and breakfasts, campgrounds, and cabins to the north of the river.
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