Welcome to the
World's Largest
Dinosaur

ATTENTION VISITORS!

The World's Largest Dinosaur is located in Drumheller, Alberta Canada. Drumheller is the heart of the Canadian Badlands and is widely recognized the "Dinosaur Capital of the World."

Towering high above the Drumheller Valley, Tyra the World’s Largest Dinosaur offers visitors a unique and breath-taking view of the badlands. Visitors can climb 106 stairs inside the dinosaur to experience the Drumheller Valley from Tyra’s gaping jaw. Located at the base of the dinosaur, shop our Giftshop for official “Tyra” the World’s Largest Dinosaur branded merchandise, along with a selection of locally sourced items. In addition, our Visitor Information Centre offers exceptional customer service for those visitors requiring information on places to stay and things to see and do while visiting the Drumheller Valley and surrounding area.

Our address

60 – 1 Avenue West
Drumheller, Alberta Canada
T0J 0Y0

Our phone number

Toll Free   1-866-823-8100
Local   403-823-1331

Our Hours

Friday - Saturday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Sunday - Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Admission Prices

$5 per Person
Children 5 and under are FREE
$15/ Family Rate (1-2 adults, children 6-17) max of 8

Celebrating 20 Years!
2000-2020

To Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Worlds Largest Dinosaur, a naming contest was held.

Meet Tyra, The World's Largest Dinosaur

Tyra Is:
  • 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 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, Drumheller And District Chamber of Commerce 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, 2000.