Established in 1981, the museum features displays about the town’s rich history which includes coal mining, tornados and local businesses. There is also an extensive archive that can be used for family research.This mostly volunteer run museum is an excellent example of how a community can come together with a single goal of preserving the past. It started as small museum that was only open a few hours every year. Now it’s doubled in size and is open from May to September, Tuesday to Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Located in Brooks and close to Alberta's largest manmade lake, Lake Newell, the Brooks and District Museum Visitor Information Centre is housed in the Brooks and District Museum and situated adjacent to the Kiwanis Campground. We are open for 10 months of the year and provide free WiFi, a small gift shop with locally made products and hot and cold beverages. Our friendly knowledgeable staff will help direct you to your destination and provide travel recommendations for attractions in the area and for the province of Alberta.
Visit the town of Donalda to view the world's largest oil lamp replica. Built as a millennium project in 2000, the lamp is 12.8 m high and 5.18 m wide. The impressive structure, which is made of steel and fibreglass and lights up at dusk, overlooks the Meeting Creek Coulee and is open for viewing during the Donalda & District Museum operating hours.
Alberta's Badlands are unveiled as we depart from Drumheller or other pick-up locations and venture through the scenic Red Deer River Valley. A fleet of PT Cruiser convertibles allow for unhampered 360-degree views of landscapes, creating WOW! moments around each corner and at every hilltop. Not your average day trip!
Red Deer River Adventures offers kayak and canoe rentals and guided tours on the Red Deer River. Join us on a tour of the scenic Red Deer River in the badlands of central Alberta or rent a kayak or canoe and experience the stunning scenery and unique geology of the area. Two-hour, half day and full day tours follow the path of the dinosaur hunters through the badlands of central Alberta. Shuttles to pick up and drop off points also available.
Take a scenic ride aboard a 1920s-inspired trolley with the Dinosaur Valley Express, which offers customized tours and transportation for corporate groups, school groups, weddings, birthday and retirement parties, Drumheller golf getaways, and more! NEW for summer 2017 is the 10 X-perience, a three-hour excursion that takes visitors on an outdoor journey down to highway 10X, the road less travelled. Relax on the Dinosaur Valley Express and learn about the area's rich history. Shop at the quaint Sage Shoppe. Stroll or hike the badland's unique geography, and let flora & fauna become your inspiration in creating a customized keepsake from your visit to the Drumheller Valley. Includes pick up from area campgrounds, hotels, and the Worlds' Largest Dinosaur near downtown Drumheller.