Enjoy 16 Tons of Fun at the Atlas Coal Mine National Historic Site. Underground tunnel tours, tipple tours and mine train tours carry visitors to the darkest years of Alberta’s past. Don a miner’s lamp and ascend an inclined tunnel. Step into a mine portal, high in the badlands. Scramble into a coal car, and ride a battery train through the historic landscape. Climb the wooden tipple, and hear stories of men who dug the black. Located in Drumheller Valley, this Alberta coal mining museum is an outstanding educational school field-trip destination. Open daily from May 3-October 10, 2016.
Valley Doll Museum & GIfts
Antique Doll Museum and Gift shop featuring dolls, doll related gifts, Red Hat Society items, Art and more.
Homestead Antique Museum
Housing artifacts from the west's early days including musical instruments, First Nations relics, fashions, military items, farm implements, antique trucks and cars, and even a stuffed, two-headed calf.
Fossil World Discovery Centre Museum
The star attraction at the Fossil World Discovery Centre is the amazingly lifelike 7-m (21-ft) animatronic T-Rex. This fascinating complex is also home to fossil exhibits and plenty of hands-on activities for kids, such as Don's Mineral Mining Station and a fossil dig.
Royal Tyrrell Museum
Named after Joseph Burr Tyrrell who discovered the first dinosaur fossils in the Drumheller Valley, the Royal Tyrrell Museum contains a wealth of information on Alberta's rich fossil heritage. This internationally recognized palaeontology museum features a large display of complete dinosaur skeletons and a number of interactive exhibits including a Cretaceous garden. Museum amenities include a cafeteria, a picnic area, a gift shop and nearby Badland trails.
Badlands Historical Centre
For all kinds of quirky exhibits covering topics that range from the coal epic to inventions, visit Badlands Historical Centre. The museum is just down the street from Reptile World in Drumheller.
East Coulee School Museum
Experience life during the coal mining era at this East Coulee museum, located just outside of Drumheller. A gift shop, a cafe and a picnic area are located on-site. The museum offers 1936-style interactive classes, personalized tours tailored to individual groups, a full-service post office and a perfect venue for weddings, reunions, workshops and musical events year-round. The museum itself is open from Victoria Day long weekend until the Labour Day long weekend (May through September). Admission is by donation.