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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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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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Be sure to do the Bus tour

Be sure to take the Bus tour as our bus driver was very well informed, likable, and seemed to really enjoy what he was doing. Walking it would have been torture and uphill in the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Greeley, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Our small group of 7 went to Dinosaur Ridge not knowing what to expect. We were pleasantly surprised. On arrival, there is a small but interesting museum and a separate gift shop selling interesting and realistically priced items that are used to support the site. After a short wait, we got on a shuttle and were taken to 4 sites... More 

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henderson, Nv
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Be sure to take the Bus tour as our bus driver was very well informed, likable, and seemed to really enjoy what he was doing. Walking it would have been torture and uphill in the sun and heat and you often would not be sure of what you were seeing. Take the Bus !! You can skip the little museum... More 

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Phoenix, AZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Took my nephew who had a ball looking at the fossils, dinosaur footprints and dinosaur bones. The area is beautiful and the walk is excellent and fun regardless of your interest in dinosaurs. On a closed road, the walk is safe and fun for kids. Great way to get a nice little walk with kids.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Our dinosaur loving son, now in his 20s had his 6th birthday here. We recently went back with our great nephews and families. It is even better now! Great exhibits and gift shop! Definitely take your kids here!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Very cool, informative visitor's center and information plagues along the ridge. You can either take on the ridge yourself or you can opt for a $6/person guided small bus tour. We opted for the bus tour and it was well worth it. Our guide was super knowledgeable and worked so well with the kids in our group. He knew loads... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

There is a small museum and gift shop at the entrance. The best part, though, is the tour. You can pay by credit card inside the museum or pay the driver directly by cash when you board the bus in front of the museum. Once the tour begins, the driver will acquaint you with the state fossil of your state... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We took two 10 years and one 9 year old and they loved it. Stopped at the new vistor center by red rocks first. Then parked and walked the loop down and back. We also stopped and took one of the trails. Kids learned a lot, got some exercise and had a great time In our book it's a Colorado... More 

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Dewsbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Unfortunately the weather was not at is best when we visited but we enjoyed the little museum and when we were eventually able to go up to the ridge the bus driver/guide was knowledgeable on the various places of interest. We would have liked to have spent longer at the site but the inclement weather cut this short but well... More 

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Moreno Valley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Here you can park and walk uphill to the Tracks and Bones for free or pay $6 and they take you up in a Cart or Bus. We paid and the guy who took us really explained everything really well. We paid the $2 a piece and checked out their Exhibit hall and it explains things even more. Pretty cool... More 

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Maryville, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

If you like Dinos and scientific things like tracks and fossils you would like it. If you choose to walk to the viewing areas it's about 1.5 miles one way. It is up a steep hill but coming down is much better. They do have a shuttle bus. There are prettier sites to see.

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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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