Dinosaur Provincial Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located about 48 kilometres (30 mi) or half hour drive, northeast of Brooks. The park is situated in the valley of the Red Deer River, which is noted for its striking badland topography. The park is well known for being one of the richest dinosaur fossil locales in the world. Forty dinosaur species have been discovered at the park and more than 500 specimens have been removed and exhibited in museums across the globe. The renowned fossil assemblage of nearly 500 species of life, from microscopic fern spores to large carnivorous dinosaurs, justified it becoming a World Heritage Site in 1979.
The Museum is named in honour of Joseph B. Tyrrell, a geologist who accidentally discovered the first reported dinosaur fossil in the Red Deer River valley in 1884 while searching for coal seams. The carnivorous dinosaur was later named Albertosaurus sarcophagus. The museum opened September 25, 1985 and was given "Royal" status in 1990.
Natures mighty forces have laid bare millions of years of time and evolution by carving a wide swath through the plains. The hands of time are turned back 75 million years to a time when Alberta was covered with lush jungle and shallow seas. Land that is now 2,000 feet above sea level was at sea level. Dinosaurs ruled the planet and rich beds of dinosaur bones have seen light after a 75 million years in dark depths.
Rosebud Theatre, located in the hamlet of Rosebud, Alberta, Canada, is the only professional rural theatre in Alberta. It produces four mainstage shows a year, attracting over 40,000 people per year to the hamlet of about 100 people.
The Brooks and District Museum was built on seven acres of land in 1974. It was created with the mission to collect, preserve and portray the cultural heritage of Brooks and District through natural history specimens, artifacts, documents, maps, information, etc. which is significant to the history of this area.
The Lakeside Leisure Centre is a recreation complex in Brooks, Alberta. The complex features an aquatic centre with a lane pool, waterslide, wave pool, lazy river, hot tub and sauna/steam rooms, a gymnasium, multipurpose rooms, fitness centre and a curling rink. There are now three arenas.
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