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Dairy Queen and Dinosaurs kind of day
A delicious Blizzard from the local Dairy Queen in Drumheller (above) and the toes of the World's Largest Dinosaur (below). Photos by Liam Hilchey
Wow, what a day! This Thursday, I first visited Dairy Queen in Drumheller for the annual Miracle Treat Day. I then took the summer fun cruiser down the World's Largest Dinosaur!
Miracle Treat Day is a day every year where $1 from every Blizzard treat purchased goes towards Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. While I was there, I was treated to a delicious S'more Blizzard, and you still have time to buy a Blizzard for Miracle Treat Day, as they are open until 10:00pm.
Then from 1-4pm, I visited the World's Largest Dinosaur and Visitor Information Centre, where the lovely staff treated me to a walk up to the T-Rex's mouth.
I spoke to employee, Giacomo Bertamini about the busy tourist season:
He then talked about the dinosaur itself:
I also talked to staff member, Bailey Faubion and got her take on things:
Of course, I went back and talked to Mr. Bertamin once again:
All in all, it was a great day, and you can check out some pictures I took of my day below. Finally, well, I think this says it all:
A History-Filled Day Downtown!!
Photo by Liam Hilchey
This Wednesday afternoon was very eye-opening for myself personally, as I went down to the Badlands Historical Centre in downtown Drumheller. Who knew Drumheller had another such wonderful museum!
In fact, the Badlands Historical Centre was the VERY FIRST museum in Drumheller, when it opened in 1957 as the Drumheller Dinosaur and Fossil Museum. Of course, as the Tyrrell rolled around, they were forced to broaden their focus from dinosaurs to all kinds of history from the Badlands!
Some of my favourite exhibits at the centre were the two-wheeled car, Civil War swords (with a mysterious history), the movie exhibit, the coal mine, and of course the huge pachyrhinosaurus skull!
The museum is 100% run by volunteers, and they are always looking for donations, whether monetary or of artifacts, as the only income the museum recieves is purely admission and donation.
To get involved, stop by the museum at 335 1st St E, or call them at (403) 823-2593.
I highly recommend this place for not only visitors, but also locals, as I learned so much about our history, like the man behind the name of the Gordon E. Taylor Bridge!
Here are some pictures of the museum I took on my trip today. The