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Dinosaur Ridge

Address: 16831 W. Alameda Parkway, Morrison, CO
Phone Number: +1 303-697-3466
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Ranked #3 of 11 things to do in Morrison
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic sites, Landmarks & points of interest, Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
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, Landmarks & points of interest, Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Leisure education
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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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Idaho Falls, Idaho
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62 reviews 62 reviews
7 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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Dallas, Texas
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13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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O'Fallon, Missouri, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

The staff was friendly and very knowledgeable. The tour was interesting, and the guide pointed everything out which was great because without him pointing things out, we would have walked right past them. It is worth a stop.

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33 reviews 33 reviews
27 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Just had to visit this place to see the footprints of the dinosaurs that roamed the area millions of years ago. We visited after the site after picking up our car as it's easier to visit under your own steam... Fantastic site easily accessible from the Highway and the walk around it is along a closed road. Got to visit... More 

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Oregon
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

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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128 reviews 128 reviews
45 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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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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148 reviews 148 reviews
35 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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