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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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9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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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My son 10 year old son loves dinosaurs and would spend hours reading every fact about every dinosaur. My 8 year old daughter did not find it so amazing as she is not interested... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Littleton, Colorado
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Littleton, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

My son 10 year old son loves dinosaurs and would spend hours reading every fact about every dinosaur. My 8 year old daughter did not find it so amazing as she is not interested. It is a small museum but, with loads of information and they have some great guides who will enhance your visit even more.

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Woodland Park, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

For a small town this is a big surprise. My 16yr old granddaughter wasn't impressed, but her nose never came out of the phone. 87 yr old Mother N Law really loved it. Easy to walk floors. We had no small kids, but I did see many having a grand time. It didn't take us long to see it all,... More 

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Crowley, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

During our visit to the Colorado Springs area, we decided to take the short drive to Woodland Park to see the Dinosaur Resource Center. The only mistake we made was allowing so little time there in our travel schedule! My husband and I were honored and excited when the Curator Geri offered us a personally guided 90 minute tour! She... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Based on other reviews, I thought we could spend 2-3 hours here... I took a 3.5 year old boy who loves dinosaurs. I think because he can't read (each of the descriptions) and I don't know much about dinosaurs, we could only get in about 45 minutes. That included all the exhibits, movie and Kids interactive area. So... He did... More 

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Longmont, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

By far one of the best dinosaur experiences we've had. We've been to many dinosaur exhibits over the years as our kids were growing and loved the "hands on" aspect of this one. Would definitely recommend!

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

My 6-year-old daughter loves dinosaurs, so when we saw the nation's largest working paleontology lab was here we decided to scope out her future job site. It is a small museum, featuring many of the dinos the Resource Center team has excavated. Everything is nicely laid out, and there is a fun kids corner where you can do fossil rubbings,... More 

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Louisville, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

My son and I have been to this center twice and learned something new each time. Excellent exhibit and very friendly staff.

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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We visited the DRC while in town for a family wedding. It was raining and we had planned to do this on the morning of the wedding to keep the kids happy and to keep us dry. We were thrilled to see that the center completely blew our expectations out of the water. We had a blast and the tour... More 

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Omaha, NE
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We visited the RMDRC when visiting a relative in Castle Rock (approx. 90 minutes away). We have a soon-to-be 4 year old boy who is into dinos and we were advised from a local that this was the place to go (as opposed to the place in Morrison). We've not been to both places so we cannot compare, but the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Love that they give tours throughout the day. Lindi, our guide, was full of information. If she couldn't answer a question, someone else could. We LOVED that they had a window so you could see the people working in the lab. If you like dinosaurs, this is a must!!!!

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Additional Information about Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center

Address: Address: 201 S. Fairview St., Woodland Park, CO 80863
Phone Number: 719-686-1820
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Woodland Park
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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