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Dinosaur Provincial Park, Patricia
(4.6/5 based on 260+ reviews on the web)
Traverse the badlands in which one of the largest reserves of dinosaur fossils in the world lies at Dinosaur Provincial Park. Experience the opportunity to take part in an ongoing dinosaur dig. The park suggests signing up for the dig prior to your trip, as they fill up quickly. Even if a dig is not for you, the site offers classes for all ages. Take a tour or hike through the badlands surrounding the dig sites, then camp under the stars in a tent, RV, or at one of the comfort camping sites. The park also provides exhibits and theatrical events to educate visitors about dinosaurs. Plan your visit to Dinosaur Provincial Park and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Patricia tourist route planner.
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  • Of course, these badlands of Alberta are less spectacular than those of the Dakota or New Mexico, but after three weeks in the Rockies, the scenery is total. The Park is infrequent, the small museum at the home is worth a visit (the symbolic entrance ticket price). The paths in the part open to the public are very easy. At the entrance to the Park we can stop the car and enjoy a lovely panorama of the badlands.
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  • We were touring in a motorhome and decided to head east from Calgary to visit this park. It's quite a drive and apparently unusual for motorhome rentals to head east but we thought it was work it. You...  more »
  • This was the highlight of our two weeks in Alberta. I was so worried reading all the reviews of the carnivorous mosquitoes- but it was all good. Yes, you need bug spray, also buy a thermacell bug repe...  more »
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  • I visited this on Monday, I have to say what a stunning place, mind blowing, I walked all over the park and fished the river then used the camping facilities in the night. I would have given this 5 stars however I felt for the size of the place, the history surrounding it and what has been found and continues to be found, the visitor centre lacked a certain spark. it is one floor, only had a handful of skeletons. for something so great this should be a multi million pound building with hundreds of skeletons and masses of interactive areas. amazing day out just feel some things could be improved, though highly recommended
  • Excellent museum for foreigners. It gave the impression that they should show more. In general the whole area in #Drumheller is great to find dinosaur bones. It hooks you tremondously because you actually can find fossiles near the Hiking designated areas. Excellent for children and adults
  • Beautiful scenery in a secluded part of Alberta. A wonderful camping experience beneath the stars and we ended up taking the sunset tour. I would highly recommend the tour, especially in late August when you can catch the sunset. Remember to bring mosquito repellent since there are lots here.
  • Great area to go camping! The campground itself is maintained very well. Staff are friendly. Interpreters are awesome. The area is almost magical. So much great hiking and places to see here.
  • Purely based on its beauty and historic importance, this place gets a 5 out of 5. For the sheer number of things to do and the friendly staff, this place gets a 5 out of 5. For the clean showers, (super slow) WiFi access and great food options at the Cretaceous Cafe, this place gets a 5 out of 5. Seriously, the only slightly negative thing I can even mention is that the mosquitos were absolutely brutal. We went for a walk, and they swarmed the tiniest bit of exposed skin. No amount of bug spray would stop them, but if you can handle it, Dinosaur Provincial Park is a must-see!