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Welcome to the World's Largest Dinosaur

Open Daily from 10am - 5:30pm

The World's Largest Dinosaur is located in Drumheller, Alberta Canada. Drumheller is the heart of the Canadian Badlands and is widely recognized as "Dinosaur Capital of the World."
Find us by following the blue signs.

The World's Largest Dinosaur is located at #60, 1st Avenue West in Drumheller, Alberta Canada.

Arriving into Drumheller from any of the multiple entrance points, follow the BLUE signs with a QUESTION MARK on them.

These signs will lead you to the Drumheller Visitor Information Center, which is actually located right at the foot of the World's Largest Dinosaur.

Send us a message
Our mailing address

BOX 999
Drumheller, Alberta Canada
T0J 0Y0

Our phone number

Toll Free   1-866-823-8100
Local   403-823-8100

Our Hours

10:00 am -5:30 pm Daily

Admission Prices

$4 / Person (Full Day)
Children 5 and under are FREE
$10.50 / Family Rate (1-2 adults, children 6-17)
$3 / Person Group Rate (15 or more people)

Quick Facts

  • 86 ft (25 meters) tall
  • 106 stairs to climb to the top
  • 12 People can fit in the mouth at a time
  • 4.5 times bigger than a real T-Rex
  • 151 feet (meters) long
  • 65 tonnes (145,000 lbs) in weight
  • She's a female
  • She cost $1,065,000.00 to build

Building the Dinosaur

The World’s Largest Dinosaur is a unique groundbreaking project.  As may be expected, an undertaking of this magnitude required the coordinated efforts of many different organizations.  The primary organization contracted to oversee the design and construction of the project was Amusement Leisure Equipment Ltd. located in Calgary, Alberta.  However, associated companies produced many of the components.  Three Star Steel, also located in Calgary, produced the underlying steel structure that provides the strength for the dinosaur. The skin components (the fiberglass molding and painting) came from as far away as China and the Phillipines.  As such, the World’s Largest Dinosaur may be seen as a project with a truly global perspective.  It shows what can be accomplished with cooperation across borders.

The World’s Largest Dinosaur project evolved through three years of planning.  After the initial planning process was complete, DRCDT voted to proceed with the project in June of 1999.  From this point on, the actual construction required almost exactly a year, beginning with the Sod Turning Ceremonies on October 2, 1999 and culminating with the Sneak – A – Peek on October 6, 2000.  The final touch was added with the Grand Opening festivities on October 13, 2001.  

Generally speaking, the production of the World’s Largest Dinosaur may be thought to fall into two main stages - the design and production stage, and the actual site work. Each of these two stages also consisted of smaller, independently coordinated activities and timetables, many of which overlapped each other and many of which had to be completed in conjunction with one another in order to ensure the smooth functioning of the overall project.
The overall design and production of the component parts was scheduled to begin on July 26, 1999 and to be completed by April 10, 2000.  The actual site work and assembly of the individual pieces of the dinosaur were scheduled to begin on October 11, 1999 and to be completed by July 7, 2000.  Although the dinosaur was completed slightly behind its allotted time frame and did not officially open until October 13, 2000, the complexity and uniqueness of the venture certainly justified any extra time that was required to work the project to perfection.

About the Fund

The World's Largest Dinosaur (WLD) Legacy Fund was established in reinvest revenues generated by the WLD attraction and gift shop back into our community to enhance and enrich community economic development initiatives in the Drumheller region.

Each month 15% of admission revenues, and 15% of gift shop sales are directed to the WLD Legacy Fund.

A complete listing of the projects we have sponsored to date are on the right hand side.  We continue to reinvest a large portion of the WLD revenues back each and every year!

Funding Requests

Applications for funding for projects under $2500 are accepted throughout the year. See the application package below for more information or contact the Drumheller & District Chamber of Commerce at 403-823-8100, or via email at info@drumhellerchamber.com for more information.

FUNDING REQUEST - APPLICATION PACKAGE

Large Scale Project Funding

Application for large scale projects are considered by the DDCC board of directors on a per case basis.  Funding on this scale must fit within our mandate for funding.  For further information on larger scale funding projects, please contact our Executive Director - Heather Bitz at 403-823-8100 or via email at h.bitz@drumhellerchamber.com

Recipient

Atlas Coal Mine

East Coulee School Museum

Kaleidoscope Theatre

Rosebud Theatre

Drumheller Soccer Association

Drumheller Stampede & Ag Society

Homestead Museum

Atlas Coal Mine

Badlands Animation

Drumheller Public Library

Communities in Bloom

Canadian Badlands Artists Assoc.

Salvation Army

Rosebud Theatre

Homestead Museum

Badlands Community Facility

Badlands Community Gardens

Drumheller Humane Society

Kaleidoscope Theatre

Drumheller Humane Society

East Coulee School Museum

Wayne Community Association

DASE - Skateboard Park

Drumheller Legion

Drumheller Minor Soccer Assoc.

Junior Achievement SA

Drumheller Public Library

Rowley Community Assoc (1976)

Pioneer Trail Society

Rowley Community Assoc (1976)

1st Drumheller Scouts

Homestead Museum

Nacmine Community Association

Drumheller Community Football

Badlands Search & Rescue

Drumheller Minor Soccer

Pioneer Trail Society

Rosebud Chamber Music Festival

Atlas Coal Mine

Badlands Search & Rescue

Valley Bus Society

East Coulee School Museum

Rowley Community Association

Drumheller Stampede & Ag  Society

Drumheller Off Road Vehicle  Association

Wayne Community Association

Travel Drumheller

Atlas Coal Mine

Drumheller Festival Society

Can Badlands Artist Association

Drumheller & Dist Rural Crime  Watch

Drumheller Society for Recovery

Pioneer Trail Society

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 22

Drumheller Minor Soccer  Association

Munson Community Association

Midlandvale Community Association

Drumheller Off Road Vehicle  Association

1St Drumheller Scouts

Wayne Community Association

East Coulee School Museum

Dinosaur Valley Heritage Society

Canadian Badlands Aquatic Club

Drumheller Minor Baseball

Drumheller Pioneer Trail Society

TOTAL DISPERSED

Amount 

$12,000

$2,000

$1,000

$10,000

$8,000

$7,000

$10,000

$50,000

$50,000

$4,000

$2,000

$2,000

$2,000

$25,000

$3,000

$250,000

$2,000

$2,000

$2,000

$2,000

$2,000

$2,000

$25,000

$3,000

$2,950

$3,000

$1,150

$2,250

$3,000

$2,000

$500

$2,000

$2,669

$1,700

$2,987

$3,000

$695

$2,500

$3,000

$2,970

$3,000

$5,000

$3,000

$1,365

$3,000

$1,500

$2,500

$10,000

$25,000

$3,000

$1,915

$3,000

$3,000

$3,000

$3,000

$3,000

$3,000

$2,106.00

$400.00

$3000.00

$8750.00

$3000.00

$3000.00

$3000.00

$3000.00

$617,907.00

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