You won’t have to worry about trying to look for Drumheller’s tallest tourist attraction. The World’s Largest Dinosaur can be seen from miles away. No matter where you are in Drumheller, it towers over every building in the region and draws you into its territory like a magnet. Before long you’re right in front of it, eyes to toe with the largest Tyrannosaurus rex in the world.
Unveiled in 2000 after a three-year gestation period and surrounded by plenty of smaller dinosaur statues spread out in the region, the world’s largest dinosaur – recognized and listed in the Guinness Book of World Records – redefines what a roadside attraction really means. Walking seven stories takes you to the top where you and eleven other people can take in an unheralded view of the Badlands for the low cost of $4.
If that doesn’t sate your thirst for dinosaur-related fun, you can find the Drumheller Visitor Information Centre, located at the very bottom of the fearsome tyrannosaur. Plus you’re right by Rotary Spray Park; its teeming mass of picnic tables makes it the perfect spot for an impromptu outdoor dinner or rest stop.
Strike A Pose
But what’s the point of seeing the World’s Largest Dinosaur if you can’t brag to your friends about how huge it is? To inspire you, here’s a collection of some of the best photo opportunities you can do with our new pal. Try out some new angles, feel out some new poses. See if you can get a photo from the top of the dinosaur’s mouth!
Just hanging out inside a dinoasaur!
It’s great to make new friends, isn’t it?
Standing on the toe of giants.
Don’t lose your head!
Who do you think did the best?
Local Fossils & Gifts
Ever wanted some fossils to decorate that empty wall in your home? Looking for a cool souvenir to remind you of your time spent in Drumheller? Or perhaps you need some of the Badlands splendour in your life? Whether you’re a dinosaur hobbyist or a casual fossil explorer, the World’s Largest Dinosaur Gift Shop is stacked with a bountiful selection of dinosaur and fossil-related gifts and souvenirs. Between dinosaur toys, souvenirs and real fossils, the gift shop is a great place to dig into the past and rediscover awesome treasures. The emphasis on ‘real’ fossils is for a reason; you won’t be able to find these fossils anywhere else. Thanks to a special provincial permit required to excavate and sell Alberta fossils, most shops tend to carry fossils from Montana or continental Europe or Africa instead.
Feature image photo credit: Neil Zeller @neil_zee / Travel Alberta