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“Fun little museum”
Review of Dinosaur Depot - CLOSED

Dinosaur Depot
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Owner description: A museum and lab complex where visitors can view exhibits and watch volunteers prepare fossils for study.
Reviewed 8 July 2012

We stopped here after taking in the train ride. Its a fun little museum that has their own "claim to fame" with a certain dinosaur found in the area. One of the volunteers was working on cleaning some bones while we were there and took the time to show us more artifacts. The kids really enjoyed it!

1  Thank sybilsinmaui
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Reviewed 4 July 2012

It is very interesting way to learn about an area where many dinosaurs were discovered over the years, and it has a great "hands on" area for kid on the second floor.

1  Thank Marty164
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Reviewed 25 March 2012

We stopped here for an hour as we passed through Canon City. The depot is a great place for kids who love dinosaurs. There are interactive exhibits, dinosaur bones they can touch and even dig for. The museum is small, but there was plenty to see and do that kept the kids engaged for quite awhile. Recommended.

Thank aaron m
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Reviewed 26 July 2011

Yes it is small, yes they tend to be a litle overbearing, but the upstairs, hands-on interactive center was great. The Canon City area has produced some of the very first dinosaur fossil specimens in the country. The museum is built around the stegosauris that it is famous for. For the inexpensive price it is a great place to chill with kids under 13.

1  Thank JayWeb
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Reviewed 28 September 2010

We've lived in Canon City for some time and had never visited the Dinosaur Depot because it seemed like it would be so small. We had some out-of-town visitors who wanted to check it out so we tried it. Only cost $4 per adult, and it while it is a small museum it was very well done. Informative placards, impressive fossils and bones, and VERY imformative and helpful staff. You get to see employees in a glassed-off work area picking rock from fossils. They jump at the chance to tell you more about the displays and other evidence of dinosaurs in the Canon City area! They'll also tell you about where you can hunt for fossilized plants in the area. While it is a small museum, the cost is very matching of that size. If you like dinosaurs you should definitely check this place out!

1  Thank BashleeReviews
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