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“World class! A MUST see!”

Royal Tyrrell Museum
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Drumheller and Badlands Full-Day Tour with a Small Group
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Canadian Badlands Day Trip from Calgary
Ranked #1 of 30 things to do in Drumheller
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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.
Okanagan, BC, Canada
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“World class! A MUST see!”
Reviewed July 23, 2014

In a word.....WOW!

It got 'royal' assent from the Queen because it's that level of 'quality', and to be honest, that important in our world. This museum is beautiful, fascinating, and boggles the mind in terms of it's displays and information. The entire experience, from the grounds and winding entrance-way, to the 'dino experiences' for the kids is....spectacular! Nothing is overdone or 'cheesy'....it's a real quality experience. Although families are likely the main visitor, the museum is not necessarily geared towards kids - this is a serious facility with mind-bending fossils. Everyone will love the experience, but don't go thinking this is a playground for kids (although there is one!) - the paleontologist in everyone will be mesmerized here! Get there early! The place is hopping with people, especially on the weekends or holidays.

There is so much to see, complete with programs you can take your kids on....honestly, one day is probably not enough!

Visited July 2014
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Maple Valley, Washington
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“Best dinosaur museum ever”
Reviewed July 22, 2014

Plenty of motorhome parking, extensive exhibits on multiple eras, some of the best specimens in the world, great activities if you arrive before 4pm, close to a decent RV park or two.
A must see.

Visited July 2014
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Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed July 22, 2014

It's amazing to think that these creatures are an Alberta creation. Well worth the time and perfect for children and families, especially on a hot day when you don't want to be outside in the sun.

Visited July 2014
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Victoria, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

I brought my six year old son and all he could say was "Ohmygod!!" At every exhibit. There was plenty of interactive exhibits, a huge array of dino fossils and the staff were friendly and very informed. The gift shop was surprisingly small but still well stocked. LOVED IT.

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Saskatoon, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
“Well worth it”
Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

A bit off the normal path (Drumheller), great museum, well worth a visit, had been here to the area 32 years ago, glad I returned, very unique

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