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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
Phone Number: +1 970-858-7282
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Sun 12:00 - 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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small museum, but fun!

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Adrienne F
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Fruita, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 1 week ago

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 17 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 8 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 21 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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Burton, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

We were driving through, saw the signs and stopped on a whim. I was not disappointed. My son and I thoroughly enjoyed this museum. He is very into dinosaurs so we stop at anything pertaining to dinosaurs.

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Minocqua, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed the few hours we spent going through this Museum. It is an absolutely astonishing array of items that have been collected through the years from this great historical area. The docent was informative and friendly and added to our visit. Our friends have been there several times and enjoy taking new friends to it every chance they... More 

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