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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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Cape Cod
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135 reviews 135 reviews
46 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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Solihull
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201 reviews 201 reviews
61 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Visitor Centre is the place to start and you can take a tour, although you can also just park and make your way up the hill independently. Best in our opinion take this tour at $5 per person, because it is all explained so clearly: our tour guide was enthusiastic and knew his subject. There is an interesting display area,... More

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Carlisle, PA
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19 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We spent some time in their small museum to get some orientation and then took the tour with the very knowledgeable and humorous guide, who really knows the details about the geology and the various dinosaur artifacts. A walk along the trail would also be enjoyable, but you would miss the expertise of the guide.

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illinois
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11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I expected to see more dinosaur bones. The tour was very brief, but it was interesting and you do get to see dinosaur prints and a few bones trapped within the rocks.

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Lancater County, PA
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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I love history...my children love history...this is history, and paleontology, and a couple of other "ologys" I am sure. Fossilized dinosaur tracks, dinosaur bones and trace fossils that you can see and TOUCH! Nobody lets you touch dinosaur bones anymore. Here you can touch them, stand in them (footprints) and lick them if you dare...to taste the high iron content... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We went to the gift shop/visitor center before we hiked up to see the ridge. The gift shop is neat with some really great gift options. It's very cheap to do the tour and take the bus, but we opted to hike with our 4-year-old. The actual hike required some carrying her, near the end, but it was a great... More

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Camberley
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4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Flying visit on way to airport. Just incredible to see so much evidence at close quarters. Gift shop is also excellent and really good value compared to typical European prices.

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atlanta, ga
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Who says you can't get anything for free? Well you can here. My husband and I were surprised when we said we wanted to do the tour on our own and walk it instead of the tour bus. They just said ok here's a map, have fun! We were shocked there was no charge! Some of the sites along the... More

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