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Dinosaur Ridge

16831 W. Alameda Parkway, Morrison, CO
+1 303-697-3466
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Ranked #3 of 11 Attractions in Morrison
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Leisure education
Owner description: Dinosaur Ridge contains over 300 Cretaceous dinosaur footprints, a few dozen Jurassic dinosaur bones, plus many other trace fossils from ripple marks... more » Owner description: Dinosaur Ridge contains over 300 Cretaceous dinosaur footprints, a few dozen Jurassic dinosaur bones, plus many other trace fossils from ripple marks to plant impressions. At the Visitor Center, you can visit the gift shop, sluice mine for your own mineral or fossil finds, or take a Trek through Time in our exhibit hall. « less
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

I was born in Denver and was adopted and moved to another state with my biological brother and adoptive parents. 24 years later we came back to meet our biological mother and our half siblings, and this is where we went on our first outing! We had a great time. It was a perfect location for us to walk around,... More

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Evansville, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

This is not that large of a place, so I'd budget only about 2 hours there. However, it's pretty cool to see footprints and pick up pieces of rock that are 100million years old. I brought my kids there and paid the few dollars for the tour on the bus, simply to save us from having to hike uphill on... More

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Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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67 reviews 67 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

It was interesting to see the foot prints of birds and dinosaurs from prehistoric times, however the area and amount of things to see is very small. Efforts are being done to preserve the area that is dated back hundreds of millions of years ago.

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Columbia, MD
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57 reviews 57 reviews
21 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This was not worth an hour of time we spent here. I pretty much only rate places that I really, really enjoy because I don't like to leave harsh reviews but this was awful. I was in Colorado over the past week, it was my first time there so lots to try and see in only 4 days. I had... More

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westerville
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62 reviews 62 reviews
23 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

In Denver for wedding and had time to explore with son and wife. Found Lariatloop on line and Dinasaur Ridge was first stop. Lots of school children on field day, so we walked up the ridge for awhile. Lot's of informative signage about the area making the walk pleasant to learn about the area. Amazing views and to see the... More

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Hinton, Oklahoma
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Kids enjoyed but lots of walking!! Overall would go again. Did not wish to pay fee for ride on vehicle.

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Ellwood City, Pennsylvania
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7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

While it's not really exciting, it is interesting. I wouldn't take a 2 or 3 year old only because it's a lot of riding in a large golf cart and every couple minutes you hop out for a 15 minute explanation of what this is and how it occurred. Kids that are at least in kindergarten would probably appreciate it... More

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Freehold, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

When I decided to take a trip out to Denver to visit one of my friends with my son, I knew we had to go to Dinosaur Ridge. My 6-year-old loves dinosaurs. And where we live, touching of dinosaur fossils is simply not allowed. It was so cool to be able to see real dinosaur footprints and touch them. It... More

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The exhibition hall is quite small, even for a $2 admission, but provides a nice brief overview of the eras of the earth and dinosaurs in each period. Took the shuttle tour which was very informative and fun, and very reasonably priced at $5 for a 45-minute or so ride with the fun and helpful talk by the bus driver.... More

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8 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is a neat place to visit. Especially if you have children with you. The history of the area and the formation of the foothills and the dinosaur remains are a educational experience. My children came here on school field trips...worth a stop

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