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Royal Gorge Dinosaur Experience

44895 W US Highway 50, Canon City, CO 81212-9768
+1 719-275-2726
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This is a fun, family opportunity. I was surprised by the glass-walled exhibit hall that allows you... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
davalynnspencer
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Wetmore, Colorado
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We were rained out at Royal Gorge so we cut our visit short and moved on to the Dinosaur... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Andrea J
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The Royal Gorge Dinosaur Experience gives kids of all ages the opportunity to experience science-focused interactive displays, full-scale dinosaur fossil casts, hands-on exhibits with real dinosaur fossils, skinned animatronic dinosaur exhibits, guided tours, and—for added family fun, value and lasting memories—a multi-story ropes course.
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  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
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“ropes course” (31 reviews)
“dino walk” (5 reviews)
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44895 W US Highway 50, Canon City, CO 81212-9768
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+1 719-275-2726
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"ropes course"
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"animatronic dinosaurs"
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"dino walk"
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"t rex"
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"life size"
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"gift shop"
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"small museum"
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"all ages"
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"great museum"
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"dinosaur bones"
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"dino museum"
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"full scale"
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"personal tour"
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"guided tour"
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"older kids"
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"own pace"
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"the canon city area"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fun, family opportunity. I was surprised by the glass-walled exhibit hall that allows you to view several of the "dinosaurs" in their natural setting by letting the outdoors in for a great visual effect.

1  Thank davalynnspencer
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were rained out at Royal Gorge so we cut our visit short and moved on to the Dinosaur Experience. Our guide was great. She took us around and talked to both the kids and adults in our group. We were able to ask lots...More

Thank Andrea J
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I took our kids-ages 9 & 10- here so we could all enjoy the "dinosaur experience" here at Royal Gorge. For $12 for adults and $8 for children (up to age 12), we decided to pay an additional $10 per adult and...More

Thank Michelle L
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Reviewed 30 May 2018

We visited this location last year and it was a pretty neat experience. So we decided to visit it again. This time we just did the outside walk. I knew it was pricey but whatever kids like it. But the T-Rex was burned down, but...More

4  Thank Justin A
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

Incredible skeletons and history. Working paleontologist took time to show us lab specimens. Play area for kiddies. Worth the trip to see.

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Reviewed 13 April 2018

Took my 5 yr old grandson there. Think it was very overpriced for what we got. There was supposedly a guided tour as part of our admission, but the tour person they gave us also had a very elderly couple that wanted to talk history...More

Thank Barney2009Colorado
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

We stopped by after a day at the Royal Gorge, about 3pm on a Friday. They are open until 5pm. Entry fee is fair but gets pricier as the $12 for adults/$8 for kids gets you only the main museum. It’s very cool and this...More

Thank Jay R
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Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

It’s a bit different from the Dinosaur World in Florida but it makes up for it with small town charm. It’s clean and professionally ran. Kids love to dig, check fossils under the microscope and take selfies next to the Dinosaurs. I did not do...More

Thank JimDeBerry
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Reviewed 11 January 2018

The visit to the Dinosaur Experience was part of a day planned for our local Hospice Kids' Camp. It was the highlight of the day. We had a large group of children and adults. The tour was very interesting and informative. The children had many...More

1  Thank Marty164
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Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

We got to visit the museum with Boy Scout Troop 181 from Security, CO today. Miss Lexy gave us an outstanding tour of the museum that lasted about 1.3 hrs and was perfect for the level of kids we had. Plus she was absolutely a...More

Thank Mark M
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26 March 2018|
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Response from Marty164 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I'm just now seeing this. The Dinosaur Experience is open Thursday – Sunday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM, probably until Memorial Day weekend. Then they'll most likely be open every day with extended hours. They're closed... More
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Leslie D
26 March 2017|
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Response from Breapup5 | Reviewed this property |
We paid to see the dinosaurs outside and had access to the gift shop. You do not need to pay for the museum or ropes courses if you just want to see the dinosaurs. The walking tour is great and takes as much time as you want... More
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