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Museum of Western Colorado: Dinosaur Journey Museum

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Address: 550 Jurassic Ct, Museum of Western Colorado, Fruita, CO 81521-7707
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12:00 - 16:00
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
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Life-sized robotic dinosaurs and an earthquare simulator are some of this...

Life-sized robotic dinosaurs and an earthquare simulator are some of this museum's exhibits that will interest the whole family.

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Dinosaur Museum

My kids loved the animated dinosaurs. We loved being able to touch the fossils. It was small and we were done in an hour.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Eagle River, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a rather new musuem with robotic dinosaurs who move, spit, and make noises. Very good musum for children of all ages. Lots of room around each display. The kids loved it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My kids loved the animated dinosaurs. We loved being able to touch the fossils. It was small and we were done in an hour.

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Fruita, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

I bought a membership when I moved here and it's paid for itself over and over. This is a great place to go in the winter and summer. It keeps my kids interested for at least an hour at a time. Often the kids want to go to the playplace at the McD next door after the dino museum. Good,... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

We loved visiting the museum, but it is quite small compared to most others. My son and I learned a lot about dinosaurs, and I was really impressed with the volunteers that we got to watch chiseling out the bones. I would definitely recommend visiting if you have a child that loves dinosaurs!

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Family rate for entrance fee. Numerous displays. They had displays of dinosaurs that would move and have sound when you pressed a button. Kids really liked that. If you have a young one who is into dinosaurs, this is a good place to take them.

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Polson, Montana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

The Dinosaur Journey Museum is a fun little place. Very interesting and informative, clean and well kept. You can watch the techs cleaning fossils and making casts. Kid will love it. It is well worth the time to stop and learn about the many, many fossils found in the area. The displays are very impressive

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Pensacola, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Been a few years since we been here, not much has changed as a matter of fact, I can't think of really anything different except they took away an upstairs portion they used to have for snacks/parties. It's a cool piece of history but was short lived for the boys, we did a couple laps again to let them go... More 

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North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Fantastic little museum. Great for kids and adults. Family admission price is $25 for the group. Plan to spend about an hour sizing up giant dinosaurs and experiencing an earthquake.

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Englewood, Colorado
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

We visited Dinosaur Journey as we had some spare time. there are lots of displays and information targeted to adults, but also some robot dinosaurs with noise associated. The robots may be great for 7-9 year olds, but eh noise detracts a bit from the adult focus and may be too loud and graphic for younger children.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

There is a video of the founding and history of the museum. There are many fossilized, real bones that have been obtained in the western slope area. There is also a section of the museum where students conduct research and cleaning et al of finds. Overall, a worthwhile visit for your children.

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