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Drumheller Southern Alberta

An hour and a half east of Calgary, in the heart of the Canadian Badlands lies the town of Drumheller. Make a stop at the visitor information centre. You can't miss it – it’s at the base of the World’s Largest Dinosaur. Climb up inside the enormous T-rex to its open jaws for a panoramic view of the surrounding badlands. Then discover more of the beasts lurking around the town. Spend time exploring the Royal Tyrrell Museum, one of the finest dinosaur museums in the world.
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Fossil World Dinosaur Discovery Centre

Drumheller, Alberta
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This is as close as you will get to a real T-Rex and live to tell about it. We have the finest animatronic dinosaur made in the world. We help families connect and enjoy themselves in a memorable way. This is an extraordinary family experience.

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Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology

Drumheller, Alberta
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The world-renowned Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology is Canada's only museum dedicated exclusively to the science of palaeontology. In addition to housing one of the world's largest displays of dinosaurs, the museum offers a wide variety of creative, fun, and educational programs that bring the prehistoric past to life.

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Kaleidoscope Theatre

Drumheller, Alberta

Kaleidoscope Theatre is Drumheller's Community Theatre and everyone from front of house to backstage and behind-the-scenes are volunteers. Show your support for local talent and be ready for an evening of fun entertainment.

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Newcastle Country Inn

Drumheller, Alberta
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In the heart of the Canadian Badlands is Drumhellers' Best Kept Secret Newcastle Country Inn Bed and Breakfast and Drumheller Hotel. A beautiful Country Inn Bed and Breakfast where weary travelers can rest in a clean comfortable quiet safe environment and enjoy a satisfying continental breakfast before heading out for a busy day of sightseeing.

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Hoo-Doo Motel

Drumheller, Alberta
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We are located on the main tourist strip ( hi-way 9 south ) near stores, restaurants and of course the world famous Royal Tyrrell Museum. We have digital television, air conditioned rooms and full shower/bath.

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Canalta Jurassic Drumheller

Drumheller, Alberta
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Whether you are here to visit the world class Royal Tyrrell Museum, Historic Atlas Coal Mine, Rosebud Theatre or just to check out the sweeping beauty of the Canadian badlands, The Canalta Jurassic has all the down home touches you have come to expect from a Canalta Hotel. Relax in our comfortable beds and start your day off right with an in room coffee maker, and a complimentary amazing continental breakfast. You’ll find us just 170 kilometres north of Calgary. Take a journey back in time with us at the Canalta Jurassic and enjoy your Cretaceous Creature comforts.

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Mining Mornings Photography

Capture images of the rugged beauty of the Atlas Coal Mine as an interpreter leads you on an exploration of our spectacular site before it opens to the public. Sturdy footwear is highly recommended. Saturdays, 8-10 a.m. Advanced reservations required. Mention "Travel Alberta" to secure this exclusive discount.

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Seven Wonders of the Badlands

Rocks that tell stories, ancient giants, and the mysterious popcorn rock are just a few of the wonders that you will discover on this 60-minute guided hike through the badlands.

Expires: 2017-09-30
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Atlas Coal Mine Unmentionables Tour

Explore the dark side of coal mining – learn about accidents, brawls, the women, and the unmentionable side of Drumheller Valley history.Mature content, parental discretion advised. We recommend a minimum age of 14 to take this tour.

Expires: 2017-10-08
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Tours

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GyPSy Guide Driving Tour Apps - Drumheller

Drumheller, Alberta

Driving tour apps that are "Like Having A Tour Guide In Your Car"™. All the benefits of a guided tour, but the freedom to drive yourself. The apps use GPS technology to play the commentary automatically. Expert guides have created tours that share stories, tips and advice of the surrounding area. Works offline, so doesn't require roaming or data. Scenic drive routes throughout Alberta including Banff, Lake Louise, Jasper, Icefields Parkway, Drumheller, Waterton and Alberta SW. Travel Alberta ALTO Award winner.

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Alberta Badlands Top Down Tours

Drumheller, Alberta

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!

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Dinosaur Valley Express

Drumheller, Alberta
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Hop aboard the Dinosaur Valley Express and join us on a tour to remember. This 1920s inspired trolley will guide you on a three hour interpretative journey to local attractions and stops. Enjoy walking throughout the famed Hoodoos, and strolling across the Red Deer River on the Rosedale Suspension Bridge. Learn about the rich mining history when coal was king. Count the 11 bridges to Wayne and saddle up for a cold beverage at the Last Chance Saloon. While there, stop at the Sage Shoppe and Bees Knees Confections for some retail therapy and old fashioned candy.

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Events

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Loud As Hell Heavy Metal Festival

Drumheller, Alberta
2017-08-04 To 2017-08-06 MST

This annual event in Drumheller is celebrating it's 6th year of hosting a weekend full of heavy metal in the Canadian Badlands. This 3-day event live heavy metal, freakshows, guitar clinics, drum clinics, suspension demonstrations, camping, food trucks, and vendors. This is an all ages event and to get all the festival information, lineup and tickets, visit our website or Facebook page!

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Drumheller Dinosaur & Comic Expo

Drumheller, Alberta
2017-09-29 To 2017-09-30 MST

The Drumheller Dinosaur & Comic Expo is Drumheller’s premier comic expo which for 2 days celebrates all things science fiction, comic book, gaming, anime, cartoon, collectible, horror, and dinosaur related. Drumheller is a place like no other, with a population of over 8,000 people it also attracts thousands of visitors every year. Drumheller is home to the World’s Largest Dinosaur, Hoodoos, The Royal Tyrell Museum, Atlas Coal Mine, Dinosaur Fossils, and The Canadian Badlands Passion Play. Drumheller has been featured in movies such as Seventh Son, Superman 1978, Nightbreed, Shanghai Noon, Wild America, Koi…Mil Gaya, and many many more.

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Gran Fondo Badlands

Drumheller, Alberta
2017-06-24 To 2017-06-24 MST

As one of the top 10 Gran Fondo bicycle events in Canada we offer riding distances from 50 km to 162 km. Ride your bike along the beautiful Red Deer river valley, take in fabulous vistas, the unusual badlands terrain (watch out for the dinosaurs!), cross the river on the ferry and ride over 10 wooden bridges into Wayne (population of 26) on your way to the Baconsaurus Station. There are fully stocked aid stations enroute and a great lunch after your ride. Staying overnight? Join the fun at our special pre-event dinner.

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