Approaching Frank from the east we were overwhelmed by the large boulders surrounding the highway. We decided to go to the interpretive center and took a windy road up to the top of a hill. It cost $22.00 (August, 2007) for a family of 5 and we made it just in time to see a 45 minute show entitled On the Edge of Destruction: The Frank Slide Story. It reveals the personal stories of Frank's citizens - some who died in the tragedy, others who miraculously survived. Through historic photographs, stunning aerial photography, gripping re-enactments and 3D animation, this film explores the amazing coincidences and explains the geological conditions that all came together on that fateful day.
The center also has a gift shop, lots of information about mining, early 1900 artifacts and photos and a walking tour amongst the boulders.
The movie is not to be missed as it really brought the point home as to the destruction, shock and aftermath caused by the 90 seconds in which the landslide happened.
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