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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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Industrial finds unearth palaeontological past

Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology

Visitors will explore the personal stories and exceptional specimens that have been discovered as a result of the Museum’s collaboration with numerous industries such as housing and road construction, mining, wind turbine development, and oil and gas.

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Trekcetera Museum

Drumheller, Alberta

Trekcetera Museum is the first of its kind in Canada, featuring authentic screen-used costumes, props and set pieces from movies and TV series such as Harry Potter, Superman, Titanic, Brokeback Mountain, Thunderbirds, Terra Nova, Pirates of the Caribbean, Men in Black, Captain America, Magnificent Seven, The Drew Carey Show, The Carol Burnett Show and more. We have just added a 38 piece collection of costumes and props from Hell on Wheels - filmed right here in Alberta. Trekcetera is proud to preserve and display local history. We also have real life artifacts from the R.M.S. Titanic, The Atocha, and more.

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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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Atlas Coal Mine National Historic Site

Drumheller, Alberta
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The Atlas Coal Mine National Historic Site is considered Canada's most complete historic coal mine and offers visitors a range of interpretive tours, on the surface, underground and up into the last wooden tipple in the country. We tell the amazing stories of the miners who came to seek their fortunes in the Drumheller Valley, in the heart of the Canadian Badlands.

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Heartwood Inn & Spa

Drumheller, Alberta
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Quaint Heritage home refurbished into Drumheller's finest Boutique Hotel. Full breakfast available $10 per person. Full spa services, hydrosonic therapy, Fire pit.

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Badlands Motel

Drumheller, Alberta
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3 Bedroom family units available. On site restaurant open 6:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

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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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Atlas Coal Mine Tipple Tour

Climb the last wooden tipple in Canada. Learn how coal was sorted, stored, and shipped in this unique processing plant. Walk the gantry-ascend 125 feet to the top of the tipple to learn about the reality boys faced: that the dangers of the surface were a training ground for underground.

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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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Mine and Dine

Take a step back to 1937 and the first day of a coal miner in the Drumheller Valley. Discover the area’s culture first-hand at two historic sites...Rub shoulders with miners, wear work clothes and handle artefacts before unwinding with a Hungarian-style meal. June 10, August 19, September 9, October 14.

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Wild West Badlands Tours

Drumheller, Alberta
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Discover the beautiful geography, hidden history and unique culture of the Canadian Badlands with this Drumheller based tour company.

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Drumheller Rocks GeoTourism

Drumheller, Alberta

Explore the fascinating geological moonscape of the Drumheller Valley with this unique ecotourism company that offers rock talks and walks and fieldtrips led by a certified geologist.

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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 Half Marathon

Drumheller, Alberta
2017-09-10 To 2017-09-10 MST

Dinosaur Valley Half Marathon is an annual three event foot race held in Drumheller Alberta each September. The event comprises of 21.1K, 10K and 5K distances. The 21.1 and 10K courses are Athletics Canada Certified. The shortest course is dubbed the 5K family fun run and intended to be such. Segments of each course run along the scenic Red Deer river. Those that compete in the 21.1 will experience the Drumheller Badlands up close. Races and awards culminate before noon leaving ample time to continue exploring the valley.

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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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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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