Drumheller

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Drumheller Valley which includes tranquil scenes, landscape views and a gorge or canyon
Otherworldly landscapes, dinosaur fossils and historic mining towns make this valley a haven for paleontologists, geologists and filmmakers.

The town of Drumheller and its surrounding valley offers plenty of adventure it’s where you can hike through towering sandstone “hoodoo” rocks, learn about the lives of the coal miners who originally settled here and stand within the jaws of the world’s largest dinosaur.The Drumheller Valley has attracted paleontologists since the first dinosaur skull was unearthed here in the 1880s. Since then, the town, just 90-minutes’ drive from Calgary, has amassed an incredible collection of fossils, earning it the title “Dinosaur Capital of the World.” Visit the Royal Tyrrell Museum to examine an expansive collection of fossils from the beginning of life on Earth to the Ice Age. Hands-on activities such as interactive displays, excavations and guided hikes make this a thrilling attraction for the whole family.For a view with a difference, climb the 106 steps to the head of the World’s Tallest Dinosaur. Look out from its snarling mouth at the town and the cascading Red Deer River below.Drumheller was originally a coal-mining town. The lives of the pioneers and miners who lived here are on display at several museums in and around the town. See a two-headed calf and an entire house bought from a 1919 catalogue at the Homestead Antique Museum. Get insight into the lives of miners’ children at the picturesque East Coulee School Museum in the mining ghost town of Coulee.The valley is also a place of geological importance. Pull on your hiking boots and wander through canyons of otherworldly “hoodoos.” These sandstone pillars with large mushroom-like caps dot the Canadian Badlands, and have been filmed over and over by movie makers from around the world. Several Hollywood stars have worked in this eerie landscape, from Clint Eastwood in the 1992 film Unforgiven to Dustin Hoffman in Little Big Man (1970). Each July, hundreds of Albertan actors and volunteers converge on the town to stage a three-hour Passion Play in an outdoor amphitheater before thousands of visitors from all over the world.

Travelodge by Wyndham Drumheller
Travelodge by Wyndham Drumheller
2 out of 5
101 Grove Place, Drumheller, AB, T0J 0Y0
The price is $73 per night from Nov 2 to Nov 3
Stay at this business-friendly motel in Drumheller. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
3.6/5 Good! (1,000 reviews)
"This hotel was very convenient to attractions. Bed was very comfortable and rooms were clean. Breakfast was very good with homemade waffles. Staff was courteous and helpful. Outside could use a bit of painting re steps going to 2nd level. Upgrades are needed but for the price it was quite good. Flowers ..."

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2022

SureStay Plus Hotel by Best Western Drumheller
SureStay Plus Hotel by Best Western Drumheller
2.5 out of 5
600-680 2nd Street SE, Highway 10 and 2nd Street, Drumheller, AB, T0J 0Y0
The price is $117 per night from Oct 7 to Oct 8
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Drumheller. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool in our reviews. ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (489 reviews)
"Was clean but noisy till midnight and lots of noise again early in the morning Lots of families stay here Pool was very busy"

Reviewed on Oct 2, 2022

Ramada by Wyndham Drumheller Hotel & Suites
Ramada by Wyndham Drumheller Hotel & Suites
3 out of 5
680 2nd Street Se, Follow Hwy 9, Drumheller, AB, T0J0Y0
The price is $131 per night from Nov 2 to Nov 3
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Drumheller. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool in ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (1,003 reviews)
"Super friendly staff. Nice hotel, close to everything the town has to offer. Nice pool, kids loved the slide."

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2022

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Hoodoo Hideout
Hoodoo Hideout
Drumheller, AB
Stay at this vacation home in Drumheller. Enjoy WiFi, onsite parking, and a garden. Popular attractions Fossil World Dinosaur Discovery Centre and Canadian Badlands ...
5/5 Exceptional! (36 reviews)
Rendezvous with friends
"We met friends from another city for an impromptu rendezvous over two days. The accommodation was perfect: good sized kitchen for us to cook our meals, two well-appointed bedrooms and bathrooms, comfortable south-facing deck, quiet neighbourhood and easy to find. Highly recommend Hoodoo Hideout."

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2022

Suite & bedroom
Suite & bedroom
Drumheller, AB
Enjoy WiFi and 1 bedroom. Popular attractions Homestead Antique Museum and Fossil World Dinosaur Discovery Centre are located nearby. Discover genuine guest ...
3/5 (1 review)
"A partial basement suite. Not really what we expected but it was clean and ok for the night. Hosts were very nice though"

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2022

The Elowen Suite
The Elowen Suite
Drumheller, AB
Stay at this apartment in Drumheller. Enjoy WiFi, a Smart TV, and 2 bathrooms. Popular attractions Low Left Indoor Golf Experience and Valley Doll Museum are ...
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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