The Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History offers visitors a glimpse into the past through its display of the fossilized skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus rex. The Wankel T. rex was discovered in 1988 by amateur fossil hunter Kathy Wankel in Montana during a family camping trip. The T. rex was then excavated and displayed at the Museum of the Rockies. However, it was then given to the National Museum of Natural History on a loan for 50 years from the U.S Army Corps of Engineers. The Wankel T. rex is considered to be one of the most complete skeletons of a Tyrannosaurus rex ever discovered.