Location: Park in the Royal Tyrrell Museum parking lot 6kms west of Drumheller on the Dinosaur Trail road. Alberta.
Description: The museum is world renowned for it’s extensive Dinosaur fossils. Most of the fossils have been found within the nearby badlands and the rocky mountain burgess shale discovery. There are hundreds of informative and interesting fossil displays. Allow 2 to 4 hours to tour the museum.
Children will love it here and be amazed at all the prehistoric skeletons. It’s fun to imagine when these dinosaurs were alive and how their survival came to an end. What a different world it must have been. The nearby town of Drumheller has several souvenir, fossil shops, restaurants, lodging, shopping, gas and grocery stores.
There are also a few campgrounds located nearby. If you’re passing through with an RV the gravel overflow parking lot below the Museum may provide a short rest stop. For a complete Alberta dinosaur tour you should visit Dinosaur Provincial Park 150kms southeast of here. Some of the Royal Tyrrell Museums fossils were found in Dinosaur Provincial Park which is located within a larger area of the Alberta Badlands.