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Address: 16831 W. Alameda Parkway, Morrison, CO
Phone Number: +1 303-697-3466
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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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Houston
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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30 helpful votes 30 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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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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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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18 helpful votes 18 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
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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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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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16 helpful votes 16 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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