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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, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Activities: Leisure education
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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.

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Boulder, CO
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138 reviews 138 reviews
31 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We've been here a few years ago and did the self guided tour, but this time we took the shuttle bus and had a tour guide. He was amazing! (Can't remember his name unfortunately, but he was a guy with tattoos) He gave us a ton of information, answered extra questions and was very enthusiastic during the tour. We learned... More

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Houston, Texas
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43 reviews 43 reviews
9 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

The self-guided nature tour through time is a great way to spend an hour or two learning about geology, biology, and even the energy industry. You can almost hear the ancient waves crashing on the Cretaceous beach or the streams flowing through the Jurassic landscape. In today's world of electronic everything and instant entertainment, this is a perfect place to... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

You can do the self guided tour or take the guided tour. We took the guided tour, The guide was very knowledgable! He explained things really well. Good for families and there is a little tour bus that takes you to the sites.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We stumbled across dinosaur ridge on our way back from red rocks and I'm glad we did. We took the shuttle and our guide was very knowledgeable and helpful. He was able to point out things that I think would be missed by the self guided tour. We had a sleepy five year old with us so walking the ridge... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

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
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

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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69 reviews 69 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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69 reviews 69 reviews
26 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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