The township of Drumheller, which promotes itself as the ‘Dinosaur Capital of the World’, is home to the World’s Largest Dinosaur.
This large T-Rex sculpture is 86 feet (25 metres) tall, 151 feet (45 metres) long, and weighs 65 tonnes.
The Dinosaur was built by Drumheller and District Chamber of Commerce and cost $1,065,000 to build. Construction begun in October 1999 and the Dinosaur opened to the public on October 13, 2000.
There are 106 steps to the top, which offers views over the township of Drumheller. As only 12 people can fit into the mouth at a time there can be a wait to enter.
The World’s Largest Dinosaur is open from 10am to 5:30pm, and is located at 60 1 Ave West. Drumheller is 135 kilometres (84 miles) northeast of Calgary.