I was looking at a Travel Guide for Canada at the bookstore and out of curiosity I went to the section featuring my hometown. As expected, the section was dominated by Banff and the Rocky Mountains. It's a worthwhile destination, but I was disappointed by the lack of information on other sites within a day trip of Calgary. It got me wondering about other must-see places nearby. For me it is the Royal Tyrrell Museum which is also about an hour and half drive from my door. The area is a hotbed of dinosaur fossils including a current display featuring the best preserved fossil of a Nodosaur ever found, and was featured on the cover of National Geographic.
So now I'm curious, what must see places are within a day trip of your hometown that maybe don't get the love they deserve?