Town of Drumheller, Alberta

T-Rex (Dino 2000)

T-Rex © 2000 Ricky TsangT-Rex © 2000 Ricky Tsang
Designer: Amusement Leisure Services Ltd.

Built: October 2000

Dimensions:
Height: 82 Feet (25 Metres)
Length: 151 Feet (46 Metres)
Weight: 145,000 Pounds

Construction Materials:
Fibreglass and Steel

Location:
Northwest corner of 1st Avenue and 2nd Street (Highway 9) by the river.

Reason for Building:

It is a millenium project of the Drumheller Regional Chamber of Development and Tourism

Additional Information:

There are 106 stairs inside the dinosaur. The entrance is just behind its right leg. There is a viewing area in the mouth. It is approximately 62 square feet and should hold 8 - 12 people at a time. Fossils and bone are embedded in the walls off the enclosed staircase. The actual height of a real T-Rex is 15 Feet (4.6 Metres) and 40 Feet (12.2 Metres) long.

Construction began November 30, 1999. The monument was built in three pieces (base, body, and head), with the assembly of the three pieces August 17, 2000.

Here are photos of the interior of the dinosaur:
T-Rex © 2000 Ricky TsangBig TRex © January 2002 David Yanciw

Here are photos of it under construction:
T-Rex © September 2000 David YanciwT-Rex © September 2000 David Yanciw

More information about it, and its construction can be found at http://www.dinosaurvalley.com/dino2000/home.html .

Drumheller features many monuments including approximately 32 statues by Trygve Seland :
Gorgosaurus © September 2000 David Yanciw
Dinosaurs of
Prehistoric Park
Dinosaur © Christine Malone
Dinosaur
T-Rex © September 2000 David Yanciw
Tyrannosaurus Rex
Little Church © September 2000 David Yanciw
Little Church

Information Source: Dino 2000 Fact Sheet , The Drumheller Mail August 23, 2000 (pages 1 and 3) and August 30, 2000 (page 11), and http://www.dinosaurvalley.com/dino2000/home.html .

Picture Source: Ricky Tsang , and DMY

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Created By DMY on September 18, 2000
Last Updated: July 16, 2004