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Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center

201 S. Fairview St., Woodland Park, CO 80863
719-686-1820
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
Owner description: 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.... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Colorado
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55 reviews 55 reviews
13 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Great resource for anyone (child or adult) who likes dinosaurs. Take one of the free tours - the guides are great. We'll be back - glad we finally got around to visiting. No entry free to go into the gift shop - one of the best I've ever seen.

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San Francisco, California
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52 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

Reading others reviews, I do believe the RMDRC is what you personally make of it. Others claim 'rushing' through in a 1/2 hour, while our experience was much different. We spent several hours. While I do not claim to be a scholar, there is quite a bit of reading involved if you decide to take the time. People who claim... More

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Dubuque
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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Most of the displays are replicas and a self-guided tour with ou 11-year-old took all of 30 minutes. It took more time for him to pick out a souvenir. He thought it was great, but I was not all that impressed. In addition, the "do not touch" signs were used liberally and rather excessively throughout.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The museum is easy to find, and it is very clean inside. However, me and a friend of mine were expecting to see "real" dinosaur skeletons, etc. What we found inside was mostly casts of the real thing, and while they were impressive, the place is not very big, and is tailored for kids, and not for 2 adults. I... More

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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40 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

My husband is a HUGE museum guy, and he loved this place. On the other hand, I found it a bit tedious. In all fairness, it is a working paleontology lab, so maybe I was expecting a little too much "levity," but after a brief walk-through I was ready to move on. If you are into the science of dinosaurs... More

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Belgrade, Montana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Definitely enjoyed my time at the Dinosaur Resource Center! The staff are friendly and very accommodating. Check schedules for extra "classes" they provide throughout the week. Definitely enjoyed the close-up views of the dino skeletons as well as the kids' activity area where you can try out excavating bones. Their gift shop is also full of fun goodies to fulfill... More

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Woodland Park, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Spent an afternoon with the grandkids at the RM Dinosaur Resource Center in Woodland Park. They have some very life like attractions and several educational demonstrations and activities for the kids. Well worth the visit!

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Salina, Kansas
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63 reviews 63 reviews
18 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Two rooms of exhibits? Not worth the admission price. I took my "dino fan" 5 year old and he was bored within 30 minutes. So was I. The display rooms felt cramped and had limited appeal. Some areas had little information and were simply crowded with specimens. The gift shop was more interesting than the displays. Skip this "attraction" and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

very educational and my son loved the dinosaur fossils and the gift shop was fun with all the kids goodies..

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Colorado Springs
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19 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We took our 5- and 3-year-old granddaughters to "see" the dinosaurs. They as well as we enjoyed our visit. (Adults $11.50; 5 - 12-year-olds $7.50; children 4 and under FREE; open year round except the major holidays.) The giant T. rex skeleton and others are right in front of you!! There are several hands-on activities for the kids. An active... More

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