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“Nice indoor activity for young kids”
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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.
Darien, Illinois
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Nice indoor activity for young kids”
Reviewed 21 July 2012

We have 3 kids under 9 years old and they really enjoyed this little museum. All of the workers were very friendly, but a highlight was when the lady working in the lab came to the window to talk with the kids. She spent quite a bit of time letting them hold different fossils and talking to them about her work and the fossils.
We probably spent 1.5 hours here--about 25 minutes in the first floor museum where there are fossils and then the rest of the time upstairs where the kids played with plastic dinosaurs and other dinosaur related toys.

Visited July 2012
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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51 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Fun little museum”
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!

Visited July 2012
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Canon City, Colorado
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35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Learn about the Garden Park area”
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.

Visited August 2011
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Pueblo, Colorado
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24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great little museum”
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.

Visited March 2012
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60 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great little place.”
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.

Visited July 2011
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