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Travel Deal for September 14, 2012

vicky vacay deal of the dayThe Matrix Hotel in Edmonton doesn’t just offer a package, it gives you a chance to choose the hotel deal that works best for you!

This property has special rates and packages to assist you in the creation of a great experience with the choices it offers:

  • Stay two nights and get the third free or
  • Get 50% off of second room or
  • Get a complimentary room upgrade
Situated in the heart of downtown Edmonton, Matrix Hotel is conveniently located close to light rail transit, government buildings, financial and corporate towers, and Edmonton’s extensive river valley park system. Recommends Edmonton Vacations For Dinosaur Sightings writer Karen Evenden was driving along Highway 28, just 25 minutes north of Edmonton when she looked out her window and saw a dinosaur.  No, we aren’t making that up.

Welcome to Jurassic Forest, an exciting new attraction that transports the visitor back in time to the Cretaceous, Jurassic and Triassic periods, over 65 million years ago.

Evenden reports: “Jurassic Forest was created just over two years ago by a group of local investors who wanted to build an attraction that was entertaining but also educational.

The forest spans more than 45 acres and currently houses 47 animatronic dinosaurs that move and roar, screech or squawk convincingly. Animatronic figures are powered by pneumatics (compressed air), hydraulics (pressurized oil), or by electrical means. A self-guided tour takes the visitor around two trails, each one kilometre in length, through old and new forest areas with a different exhibit around each corner. There are interpretive signs at each exhibit describing the dinosaur’s size, habitat and history. There are also many interpreters along the trails, willing to supply additional information.”

To Book with the Matrix Hotel in Edmonton: Click here, or call 1-888-206-0077.

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