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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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Cool attraction

Its quite a hike up the road but you can see some pretty cool dinosaur fossils and footprints etc. You can't get really close but its worth a trip if you are in the area.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2015
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Its quite a hike up the road but you can see some pretty cool dinosaur fossils and footprints etc. You can't get really close but its worth a trip if you are in the area.

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Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Dinosaurs walked this area 100-150 million years ago before the mountains emerged. It was very interesting to learn about the dinosaurs and the way they lived. We took the tour and it was well worth the $6.00 fee. Guide was very informative. You can walk the road and pay no fee-- but the tour is worth the information. Another by... More 

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Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

The "trail" is really on the side of the road, which I didn't like. I was expecting a nature trail. Spend the $6 to take the tour with a guide-just so you can hear stories about what you are looking at. There is really nothing else to do here, so our entire stay was 1 hour. If you are in... More 

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Greenwood Village, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Dino fans will LOVE this place. Footprints in the ancient mud, great fossils, etc., all on a lovely walk in beautiful scenery.

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Erlanger, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We took the van tour which I highly recommend to get the most information. The van made 3 stops where you can get out and take a closer look. Loved seeing the dinosaur tracks!

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Houston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I took my 12 yo son and we really enjoyed it. It's small but that was a plus as we were able to do a few different things in the area. Take the guided tour. It's inexpensive and the guide was great. Definitely worth the time and money.

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Miami, Fl
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

You REALLY have to love dinosaurs to really enjoy this attraction. Pros: it is inexpensive ($5), you see authentic dinosaur fossils and traces. The kids will enjoy it. Beautiful scenery. Guides are well versed in the material. Cons: the whole thing takes an hour. It's a small piece of land. There's no coverage if it rains, except for the very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

I live in Colorado and we've been here a few times. It's really fun and engaging. I like to learn, but it's so easy to make it boring. Not here! Feel free to touch stuff explore stuff and even lick stuff! If you're brave enough, you can lick a dinosaur bone. Beautiful scenic area and great tour guides make this... More 

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Idaho Falls, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We stopped first at the Dinosaur Ridge Encounter Center where we were greeted by two very helpful women who worked there. The gave us a brief explanation of the artifacts that are displayed in the center, and explained what was to be seen on hike on the road that loops around a portion of the ridge. We decided to walk... More 

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Lakeland, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

The tour guide, Tim, is knowledgeable and makes the tour fun. His passion for paleontology is apparent and he is interactive with his tour group. When teens and pre-teens start asking questions and become excited about learning it's always a great experience!

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