August 4th ~ Drumheller, Alberta
We decided to tell about our day hunting dinosaurs in two parts – where they are found, and where they are on display. In case you missed the first part of the story, you can click here to read about how we spent our morning visiting the Badlands and the Dinosaur Provincial Park..
When we finished up our tour at the Dinosaur Park, we made ourselves a quick lunch and headed toward the Royal Tyrrell Museum in Drumheller so we could see more bones…
It is a 2 and a half hour drive between the two places, but if you start out early, you have plenty of time to get both places covered in the same day. It helps that the Royal Tyrrell is open until 9:00 pm and has a cafe on site where you can grab some dinner.
This place is enormous, and has a fantastic display of a large number of different dinosaur bones, many of which are entire skeletons. I can remember when our son went through a stage as a youngster where he loved dinosaurs.
I know he would have been in awe way back then, perhaps even still today…
And to bring things more current:
If you have kids, or are a kid-at-heart, I highly recommend a visit!
Can you guess where our day ended? Well, all the nearby parks were full, we were tired, and had been wanting to try this out, sooooo, we had our very first stay at Wal-Mart.
GRATITUDE MOMENT: Today I am grateful that we got to complete the dinosaur story from start to finish; from where they have been found in abundance, to where they have been preserved, reconstructed and put on display for all of us to enjoy.
NEXT STOP: CALGARY
Please join us as we continue on our epic RV road trip.