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Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center

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Address: 201 S. Fairview St., Woodland Park, CO 80863
Phone Number: 719-686-1820
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Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Description: Travel back in time -- The Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center is a...
Travel back in time -- The Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center is a new 20,000 square foot museum located in Woodland Park, Colorado (only 30 min. from Colorado Springs). We feature fossils from North America's Cretaceous Period including marine reptiles, pterosaurs, dinosaurs, a working fossil lab viewable by visitors, children's play area and hands-on educational activities. Open all year.
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Great for Families for the First time

The dinosaur museum is small, however they change it up a couple of times a year. There are some hands on things for kids to do. The tour is short but informative. If you can... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 16, 2015
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Woodland Park, Colorado
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Woodland Park, Colorado
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

The dinosaur museum is small, however they change it up a couple of times a year. There are some hands on things for kids to do. The tour is short but informative. If you can go when they are cleaning the fossils that is great!!! It's a good short first time museum. What the museum actually does in the back... More 

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Colorado Springs
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42 reviews 42 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Great for the whole family...a perfect combo of learning and science with fun and kid stuff. We enjoyed it and with the fossil beds so close we can't imagine anyone traveling through Woodland and not visiting. Good stuff!

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Elk, Washington
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33 reviews 33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I took my brother and his wife to see this exhibit. What a collection. I highly recommend visiting this facility, they can charge twice as much and it would still be worth it. (fee is very low) The staff was very friendly and took time to answer all of our questions. They are very knowledgeable and very professional, I learned... More 

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Liberty, Missouri
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

My 27 yr old daughter still loves dinosaurs so this was for her but my husband & I liked it too. Perfect for a rainy day, indoor activity. The two dinosaurs outside are perfect for photo ops! Price for adult admission @ $11 each was a little high for our budget but my daughter paid since she is the one... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I know it requires a considerable sum of money to employ paleontologists, but for what it costs to get in, I expected a bit more. I and the kids were less than impressed.

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Auburndale, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This was a small museum with interesting exhibits, I especially enjoyed the pathology of dinosaurs. I feel the price was a little high for the number of exhibits.

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Woodland Park, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I LOVE TAKING MY NIECES AND GRAND CHILDREN THERE.It is an annual visit for them.It is a must place for them to visit.I also learn something new every time we visit. They also have a great gift shop.Lots of educational items for the young.Beautiful items and jewerly for the ladies.The staff is very informative.Don't drive by this place.The whole family... More 

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Kearney, Nebraska, United States
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91 reviews 91 reviews
15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We took our 5 year old son and he wasn't that interested, but I was very happy with the museum. It was the best fossil exhibit I have seen with hands on exhibits and ability to see real fossils being prepared. Use a coupon from the local area attraction guide.

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Frankfort, IL
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We stopped here thinking the kids would have a great time. I would say it was just okay. Price to get in was a bit pricey (12 for adults and 8 for kids). I probably would have liked it more if the price for admission was cut in half. There was a guided tour but I didn't think the 7... More 

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Lawrence, Kansas
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49 reviews 49 reviews
19 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

If you are a die hard fan of dinosaurs, this place has very detailed exhibits. However, it is extremely small & very, very over priced. You will likely not spend even a hour here.

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