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“Step Back in Time” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Royal Tyrrell Museum

Royal Tyrrell Museum
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US$122.39*
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Drumheller and Badlands Full-Day Tour with a Small Group
Ranked #1 of 28 things to do in Drumheller
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Since 1985, the Royal Tyrrell Museum has presented the fascinating evolution of dinosaurs through it's collection of dozens of skeletons and hundreds of fossils.
Chilliwack, Canada
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“Step Back in Time”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2013

This is the 2nd time we have visited this museum within 2 years. The exhibits & special features are always changing as new discoveries are being uncovered. To absorb the scope & size of these fossils, to sit & soak it all in, imagine running away from these creatures or creating ways to NOT become a meal will take a couple of hours. Let your mind be creative.
After exhausting your thoughts, recharge at the cafeteria, located beside the admission desk.
At the end of September the Alberta Cultural Society opens all the doors throughout the province to free admission. This promotes the provincial Art Galleries & Museums to the public. It would be terrific if more provinces jumped on board to showcase their assets.

Visited September 2013
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“Beautiful Museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2013

Made the trek out to the Royal Tyrell Museum when I was onroute from Medicine Hat to Red Deer with my family. They have lots of parking and was inexpensive for the type of museum it is. The displays are beautiful and the exhibits are well laid out. There were lots of staff moving about should you have questions. We moved through at a leisurely pace and it took about 2 hours. There is a cafeteria but we didn't use it and the gift shop is well stocked with trinkets you can buy to prove to others you were there. :)
One of my favorite areas was actually being able to watch people working on cleaning away debris, felt like something out of Jurassic Park. Outside, you can climb through the hills on trails with beautiful vistas. Drumheller is a quaint little town and deserves to be visited.

Visited October 2013
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Edmonton, Canada
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“Well worth the drive!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2013

We were very impressed with this place, worth the drive from edmonton. The two kids we brought aged six loved it, would go again. The loved all the displays and they have a great gift shop too.

Visited June 2013
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“Not a dinosaur enthusiast, but this was impressive”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2013

I was not excited about visiting this museum, only because I'm not really into dinosaurs. But since it seems to be "the" big attraction in Drumheller, we thought we should not miss it, and I have to say it was amazing. Very impressive, even for a non-dinosaur person. It was definitely the largest collection of dinosaur bones I have ever seen, and they have done an excellent job with the presentation. We spent a couple of hours there, and I was not bored at all. If you really like dinosaurs and you want to read all the little signs, you'd probably want half a day. Outside, they have a stairway up a steep hill, for a gorgeous view. The drive to Drumheller along the Dinosaur Trail is beautiful, and we also visited the nearby Atlas Coal Mine (see separate review) which was well worth a visit.

Visited October 2013
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“A Dinosaur Pilgrimage”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2013 via mobile

If you love dinosaurs this is an absolute must adventure to the badlands! For an enthusiast the museum will take at least 2hrs, with many interactive, informative and amazing things to see. Peek in to the work shop while fossils are uncovered. A great day for adults and children. And don't forget to fossil around the badlands for your own fossils! I'm not a Dinosaur enthusiast but I still found it interesting and breezed through the museum in an hour for only $11.

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