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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
Owner description: Dinosaur Ridge contains over 300 Cretaceous dinosaur footprints, a few dozen Jurassic dinosaur...
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Type: Historic Sites, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Activities: Leisure education
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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Oregon
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

with Lisa, Nov.11, 2014. Want to add that guide was good with children as there are several stops that give children a chance to climb on rocks. This is an excellent introduction to how landscape has changed and how we are able to find dinosaur fossils. Guide shows some bones still in rock. Fascinating. Combine this with visit to Natural... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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126 reviews 126 reviews
45 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We just went by ourselves and walked along the trail. If you want the information then pay for the guided tour but we didn't feel it was necessary.

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Golden, Colorado
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

My son loves dinosaurs and this place. The fossils are cool to see and the exercise you get from looking for fossils is also amazing

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Crane, Indiana
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I was in Golden for business and got done a bit early, so I decided to check out Dinosaur Ridge just a few miles to the south. It was definitely the "off season", and the place was not crowded. I got a private guided tour for $5 (since I was the only one there), and the gal that took me... More 

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Boulder, CO
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142 reviews 142 reviews
33 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
34 helpful votes 34 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
28 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
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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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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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