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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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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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Good for small kids and adults

Be sure to take the tour while you are here. Walking around and reading the plaques is not nearly as interesting as the tour guides are. Our guide Eric was so good that my 10... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Be sure to take the tour while you are here. Walking around and reading the plaques is not nearly as interesting as the tour guides are. Our guide Eric was so good that my 10 year old nephew wrote out a comment card for him. They offer to take your picture at the door for a reasonable charge of $5... More 

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Family came in from out of town and we all visited the resource center, ages 2-72. Everyone had a great time. The gift shop is definitely hard to get the kids through, but there are affordable trinkets as well as more sophisticated souvenirs. We opted for a guided tour and were not at all disappointed. The guide was extremely knowledgeable... More 

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Woodland Park, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Lots of great dinosaurs, but the fact that kids has touch stations was very entertaining. They loved the paint brushes for finding the bones, the lights up wall for names and magnetic board for building a dinosaur. The gift shop offered lots of choices too.

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Pueblo, Colorado
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32 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Modern facility with many awesome exhibits and much paleo information. Super realistic looking Dinosaurs in front of building as well. Very nice gift store and plenty of parking, right in middle of Woodland Park on State Highway 24 .

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Buffalo, New York
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44 reviews 44 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

An interactive hands on for kids museum with many exhibits, activities for children and adults. I learned so much. All on hand were helpful and friendly

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Pearl City, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Visited Colorado and took my grandkids to view the dinosaur's. The tour was geared towards the kids and our guide did very well interacting with the children. The children learned a lot and enjoyed the Dinosaur Museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

One of only TWO places where paleontologists send dino bones to get them copied and sent to museums for display, this is a working lab as well as a museum. Excellent tour (thanks Steve!) and well worth a stop on the way back from Summit County or a quick trip up from C-Springs

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Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

The kids enjoyed looking at all the bones and got to listen to the story time. But I think above all, they loved the gift shop the best. :)

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Woodland Park, Colorado
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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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45 reviews 45 reviews
5 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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