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Dinosaur Ridge

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Address: 16831 W. Alameda Parkway, Morrison, CO
Phone Number: +1 303-697-3466
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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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Flintstone's beware DINO was here!!!

I suspect the initial draw one might suspect it is for small children. I'm sure there are some that indeed find it of interest but I believe that children of 5-6th grade and up... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Winter Haven, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

I suspect the initial draw one might suspect it is for small children. I'm sure there are some that indeed find it of interest but I believe that children of 5-6th grade and up would find it much more to their interest and liking. You CAN walk the trails as you go if it is hot I would encourage folks... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Nice place to visit with kids. Might want to take bus tour unless you don't mind walking. Sites are well marked. Parking at visitor's center a bit cramped. Don't forget to visit new museum hidden behind the visitor's center

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Castle Rock, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I can't believe I've lived in Colorado for 30 years and just went to Dinosaur Ridge for the first time! Seeing actual dinosaur footprints was amazing! I had no idea how cool it was! It is a bit of a hike, especially in the heat, unless you take a tour. We didn't, but it was worth the effort!

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Denver, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I thought it was a trail.....it's called Dinosaur Ridge Trail. But the trail you walk up is a closed off road. There's a couple of Dinosaur paw prints in the rocks and a few bones but that's all. I wouldn't waste the time on it if your on vacation.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Staff very nice. If you take the guided tour you tour, the guides have great info and relate to all ages. If you take the self guided tour is about 2.5 miles with a decent hill to climb. Exhibit hall was neat because the kids got to touch stuff. The mining area is always a hit with my kids.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We took a bus tour of various dinosaur tracks, with a funny and well-informed geologist. Yes, there are actual ancient dinosaur tracks in Colorado! The tour is about 45 minutes, and there is a little museum and shop on the premises. Fun for anyone who is interested in dinosaurs and ancient history. We spent a fun two and a half... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Great combination of hands on exhibits for kids and real life dinosaur tracks for the adults to see and feel.

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This was a lot of fun. We took the shuttle to see the fossils, but you can hike also. The staff was very informative and there were several interactive displays. The views are great so remember your camera. Amazing to see this type of prehistoric time outside where it really happened, instead of inside a museum.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Really great experience! We went on a whim off the highway. Great staff who were excitable and ready to talk to you. The bus tour is great but it is walkable if you'd prefer to not be on someone else's schedule. There is an exhibit in the back that is interesting but seems to be overlooked. Really great for kids... More 

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Omaha, Arkansas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Pretty view as you walk to the fossils, and I enjoyed it. It's interesting to think dinosaurs once walked here!

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