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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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Small and compact, but a nice visit

Especially taking into account the great work that the center conducts, this small museum is worth a side visit. It's about 45 minutes from Colorado springs, but the drive itself... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Especially taking into account the great work that the center conducts, this small museum is worth a side visit. It's about 45 minutes from Colorado springs, but the drive itself is lovely. The museum is essentially 3 large rooms with a mix of replicas, casts and original fossil skeletons. I would say that more effort on education would make the... More 

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We decided to visit this museum last minute. Our 3 year granddaughter loves dinosaurs so we thought why not! It was better than I expected as far as the displays although the museum itself is pretty small. Everyone there was very knowledgeable and answered any questions we had.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Tourist trap....its a private museum and the displays are nice, but half the building is a gift shop. If you have seen the dinosaurs in the Smithsonian or Philly or NYC avoid this you will be disappointed. However if you have not seen many dinosaurs before it might be worth a visit if you have younger kids. My 12 year... More 

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Michael T, Owner at Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center, responded to this review

Actually, your review is grossly and factually inaccurate. The gift shop takes up 6% of the building, not 50% as you state. You say that our skeletons are not up to major city standards, then list 3 major institutions in big cities. As a matter of fact, we have provided dozens of skeletons to all three of those: the Smithsonian,... More 

Newton, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This was hands down the BEST museum tour I've ever taken! The museum itself isn't large but the vast amount of knowledge given by the tour staff (that comes free with your admission) was amazing! Loved all the hands-on attractions (including real 66 million year old dino bones!). This plus another attraction was what we did for my son's 11th... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Great visit for the dinosaur lover! Our family thoroughly enjoyed. Take the free tour - probably makes your vids longer but totally worth it! You get to touch lots of fossils!

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Arp, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

My wife and I are history buffs. We came here to see the fossils and we're NOT disappointed. They have several exhibits where you can actually touch the fossils. Great fun and learning for the whole family.

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Fort Worth, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We came here because our 8 year old loves dinosaurs. Coming from Colorado Springs, it is a nice scenic drive to get to Woodland Park. Outside are a couple of "dinos" for photo ops. The museum is not really large, but they do have a fair number of exhibits in the limited space. A T-rex skeleton in addition to other... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

A worthwhile excursion. A fascinating tour with Lindi. She did a great job sharing her knowledge and pointing out less commonly known facts and tidbits. A fair admission price for such collection of bones. There are movies and kids activities too. Only downside to visit was the building was quite warm.

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Alamogordo, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This museum is "Quality over Quantity". It may be on the small side but its nice!! The gift shop is the best I've seen! You can purchase real fossils there too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 via mobile

My family and I LOVED this place! Awesome! Many real bones. Informative signs. Beautiful displays. Large but not huge. Went with hubby and boys 9 & 14. Educational for all. Movie about the guy that owns and finds bones. People working on bones and models. Nice gift shop. Land and marine creatures. Area for little ones. Real bones to touch.... More 

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