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Dinosaur Ridge

16831 W. Alameda Parkway, Morrison, CO
+1 303-697-3466
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Ranked #3 of 10 Attractions in Morrison
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Leisure education
Owner description: Dinosaur Ridge contains over 300 Cretaceous dinosaur footprints, a few dozen Jurassic dinosaur bones, plus many other trace fossils from ripple marks... more » 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. « less
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westerville
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59 reviews 59 reviews
21 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

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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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Kids enjoyed but lots of walking!! Overall would go again. Did not wish to pay fee for ride on vehicle.

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Ellwood City, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

While it's not really exciting, it is interesting. I wouldn't take a 2 or 3 year old only because it's a lot of riding in a large golf cart and every couple minutes you hop out for a 15 minute explanation of what this is and how it occurred. Kids that are at least in kindergarten would probably appreciate it... More

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Freehold, New Jersey
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

When I decided to take a trip out to Denver to visit one of my friends with my son, I knew we had to go to Dinosaur Ridge. My 6-year-old loves dinosaurs. And where we live, touching of dinosaur fossils is simply not allowed. It was so cool to be able to see real dinosaur footprints and touch them. It... More

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Denver, Colorado
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The exhibition hall is quite small, even for a $2 admission, but provides a nice brief overview of the eras of the earth and dinosaurs in each period. Took the shuttle tour which was very informative and fun, and very reasonably priced at $5 for a 45-minute or so ride with the fun and helpful talk by the bus driver.... More

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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is a neat place to visit. Especially if you have children with you. The history of the area and the formation of the foothills and the dinosaur remains are a educational experience. My children came here on school field trips...worth a stop

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Denver, Colorado
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

This is such an incredible treasure. It is so cool to be able to see fossilized dinosaur foot prints. The view is great from here as well.

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Cape Cod
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135 reviews 135 reviews
46 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Boy did I learn alot! great guide so very hands on and interesting for my 14 year old grandson AND all the younger kids on the tour. Well worth the $5 fee for the tour. Educational and lots of fun

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I took my 8 year old son here on our trip to Colorado. We did the tour guide and our guide was very knowledgeable and was awesome at explaining things. It was neat to see the dinosaur tracks. They have a gift shop and a mini museum. The guide in the museum was also knowledgeable and took time to talk... More

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Northbrook, Illinois
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Right off of I-70 and across from Red Rocks you can park and hike to Dinosaurs Ridge and back. Views of Denver to the east and Red Rocks to the west

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