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Address: 16831 W. Alameda Parkway, Morrison, CO
Phone Number: +1 303-697-3466
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Activities: Leisure education
Description: Dinosaur Ridge contains over 300 Cretaceous dinosaur footprints, a few...
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.
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Great place; pay for the bus tour

We almost did not take the bus tour but are very glad we did. The guide was very knowledgeable and provided a lot more information than we would have gotten on our own.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Petaluma, California
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I was afraid Dinosaur Ridge would be too kid-focused, but the trail is great for all ages, especially if you have a keen interest in science, geology in particular. We didn't take the bus, but very much enjoyed walking the road and taking in the beautiful views. Also, don't miss the short Triceratops Trail in Golden!

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Petaluma, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We almost did not take the bus tour but are very glad we did. The guide was very knowledgeable and provided a lot more information than we would have gotten on our own.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 via mobile

Family trip with 9 and 14 year old boys,hubby and me. Long walk,was hot and rained. Had terrible knee pain from other vacation activities. Porta potty. Missed the museum by 5 min. Loved it. Would do it again (and again). Real foot prints, real bones. Fascinating. Missed the tour. Would likely have enjoyed that. 9 year old wants to be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Don't take for granted having this so close by if you live in Denver with kids. Kid's aged 5 and up will really enjoy the small interactive exhibits that aren't so overwhelming that you have a giant planning nightmare of a day.. EASY for parents/caretakers to plan this trip for a day. If you want a great workout and have... More 

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Littleton, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We went to Dinosaur Ridge, in Morrison Colorado; yesterday with some great-nephew and nieces, they loved it !!! ages 5,7,8,&9.. you need to go here first on the west side of the street and then cross over, take the bus ride up to the ridge for a great tour of the Dinosaur tracks.. You can get $1 discount tickets for... More 

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Goodyear, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We visited Dinosaur Ridge in Morrison, Co. What a treat if you like dinosaurs. Instead of the self guided, walking tour, we chose the guided tour on a mini-bus. The tour guide on our trip was a college student who was furthering his education as a grad. student. He was a delightful young man, very well informed about the area,... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

See dinosaur tracks and fossils still in the hillside. It is uphill with the sun beating down on you so if you do not like that take the very affordable bus/tram tour that is guided with extra info. The visitors center has cool fossils, bird items, rocks, and more to purchase. You can also pan for minerals out front and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This non-profit is absolutely amazing! The staff is SO helpful, passionate, and educated. We took the 45 min bus tour ($6 per person). I would highly recommend it! Our guide provided so much information about not just the site, but history in general. She answered all of our questions and was very funny to boot!! You'll see dinosaur fossils, prints,... More 

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Raton, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We visited Dino Ridge in the morning before the heat of the day. We parked at the gate and hiked the closed road to access the dino tracks. I must admit I am a geologist and as such am attracted to places that preserve portions of Earth's history. The sits are well interpreted and kids seem to enjoy looking at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This is our first trip to Denver. We were wasting time waiting to check into our hotel-so we decided to check this out. As we pulled up we saw the dinosaur statues and one of my teenage children said "uh this looks like a little kid place". We decided to walk around and were very surprised. The trip up the... More 

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Additional Information about Dinosaur Ridge

Address: 16831 W. Alameda Parkway, Morrison, CO
Phone Number: +1 303-697-3466
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Morrison
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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