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Dinosaur Depot - CLOSED

P.O. Box 1957, 330 Royal Gorge Blvd, Canon City, CO 81215
800-987-6379
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Description: A museum and lab complex where visitors can view exhibits and watch volunteers prepare fossils for study.

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Canon City, Colorado
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73 reviews 73 reviews
15 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

I've taken my kids many times and they always enjoy themsevels. Lots to do and interact with. The price is right and its just a great way to spend time with the kids.

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Lewisville, Texas, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

In this block there are quite a few things to see and do...dinasaur museum was very interesting and educational, but samples at the popcorn factory made it hard to decide on flavors.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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71 reviews 71 reviews
28 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Before arriving at Dinosaur Depot, I read reviews. Some said it was a money trap. Some said it was a tourist trap. As we drove to Dinosaur Depot, I was a bit skeptical but forged ahead. It turned out to be great. The people were nice. The displays were fun. The kids were having fun. The sounds of children laughing... More

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Amarillo, Texas, United States
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

This is a small museum but it has some amazing claims to fame. Many specimens from this area and lab are on display in major museums around the world. It also has the worlds most complete Stegosaurus on display. Great gift shop and the hands on area upstairs has activities for everyone, from baby to adult! It was a great... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

The kids enjoyed it, but I wish there was more to see. There wasn't descriptions or enough info about some of the specimens, and it seemed like the explore/play room upstairs was bigger than the actual exhibit! We pretty much were done within 30-40 minutes.

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Darien, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 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... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 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!

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Canon City, Colorado
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 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.

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Pueblo, Colorado
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 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.

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 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... More

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