The World Largest Dinosaur experienced a very special and unsuspecting guest yesterday afternoon.
The two millionth visitor climbed the World's Largest Dinosaur steps and was presented with $850 worth of tourist activities provided by the Drumheller and District Chamber of Commerce.
Eren Rosenthal and his family from Israel came to Drumheller as apart of a trip visiting family in Calgary.
"I am excited. It's a great honor," beamed Rosenthal. "It's feeling like(we're making) history!"
The gift package included family passes to the Royal Tyrell Museum, the Atlas Coal mine and East Coulee School Museum. Also included were hand-crafted World's Largest Dinosaur walking sticks and a 2 nights' stay at the Drumheller Ramada Inn & Suites.
"We're traveling for 15 days. We've traveled Vancouver to Calgary and have stayed with family," said Rosenthal. "It was their idea to come over(to visit Canada)."
The World's Largest Dinosaur officially opened access to the 106 stair climb to it's open mouth on October 13, 2000. 18 years later and the teen-aged T-Rex provided two million paying customers to look out over Drumheller through it's Jurassic sized teeth.
"We were hoping that it was going to be someone far away. When we had our millionth visitor, I think, they were from the Edmonton area," explained Drumheller and District Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, Heather Bitz. "We were curious as to where the two-millionth visitor would be from and Israel is a ways away for sure. So, it was very exciting to have him(Rosenthal) visit the dinosaur."