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“Cool to Esperince”

Royal Tyrrell Museum
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US$120.62*
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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 its collection of dozens of skeletons and hundreds of fossils.
Manitoba, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Cool to Esperince”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2013

I went here back in 2009 apart of a road trip and really enjoyed this place. It was cool to see the different dinosaurs from their respective era's. It brought back memories of check out a similar place that was in Regina (or least it was there 20 years ago).

Visited December 2012
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Mississauga, Canada
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“A truly world-class museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2013

If you’re interested in dinosaurs or other animals that lived in that era, then it is worth the drive out to Drumheller. I had previously visited the museum many years ago and returned because I just couldn’t bring my fiance out to Alberta without showing him this place.

The exhibits have mostly been refreshed from that long ago visit and I was stunned with how great some of them looked. There are showcasing the “Lords of the Land” was particularly impressive as the bones in that area are set up within fancy frames and on pedestals, well-lit against black walls and signed as though they are featured in an art gallery. It was really something and was the most memorable part of our visit.

As always, it was fascinating to see work actively being completed on fossils as well as the different educational displays (both static and interactive) available to children and adults alike.

Don’t forget to stop and take in the natural beauty of the landscape surrounding the museum on the drive in and out; it’s really something. The whole area really cashes in on the dinosaur appeal as well with plenty of models in all shapes, sizes and colours.

Visited July 2013
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tyrrell_marketing, Public Relations Manager at Royal Tyrrell Museum, responded to this review, 31 October 2013
Michelle,
Thank you for your review on Trip Advisor. Happy to hear that you enjoyed the Royal Tyrrell Museum!
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“Lots to see and do”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2013

It had been a number of years ago since I visited the museum and boy, has it changed! There are lots of exhibits to view and also hiking trails. The group that I was with was there for only 3 hours and that wasn't enough. We had a guide take us on a hike and tell us fabulous stories about the landscape and the area. Very entertaining. The exhibits in the museum are spectacular. Particularly interesting is where the staff are cleaning dinosaur bones - painstaking and time consuming! So glad I went.

Visited October 2013
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tyrrell_marketing, Public Relations Manager at Royal Tyrrell Museum, responded to this review, 31 October 2013
YYC_traveler_10,

Thank you for your review! We are always finding great new specimens here in the badlands and all over Alberta. Should be lots of new things to see on your next visit!
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“Love this place!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2013 via mobile

We love this museum we always learn something new, it is clean and organized staff is ok, usually really helpful and friendly! We try to go once a year and never regret it! The cafeteria food is good and even made a special hamburger with bun and fries for my sister who is celiac!! Love this place more every time we go!

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tyrrell_marketing, Public Relations Manager at Royal Tyrrell Museum, responded to this review, 31 October 2013
Dbug84,

Thank you for your Trip Advisor review. Happy to hear that the cafeteria was able to accomadate your sisters dietary needs!
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“Royal Tyrrel Museum Doesn't disappoint”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2013

I went to Royal Tyrrel Museum few years ago. This year we took our 7 year old and we all thoroughly enjoyed it. Take your time, there is lots of information presented if you are interested like me and of course, lots of Dinosaurs for kids to see. Loved the Hadrosaurus and T- Rex. They have staff on site who are working on some exhibits so you can talk to them and ask questions. I found the museum easy to navigate,educational and enjoyable. If you visiting Calgary,its definitely worth the trip. Also, don't miss the Hoodoos not far from the town.

Visited August 2013
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