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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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English first
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74 reviews 74 reviews
11 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

My wife and I stopped in here as we are both interested in this sort of thing. It did seem a little pricy for what there was in there, but still enjoyed ourselves.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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81 reviews 81 reviews
24 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This would be a great place to bring the kids or grandkids. There are life-sized replicas, plenty of skeletons, much to see and learn. In the gift shop, there are real fossils and nice gifts, the real thing, like megaladon tooth fossils. My personal favorite: a Tyrannosaurus Rex claw.

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st. louis, mo area
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47 reviews 47 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The. Museum is quite good for small town.great for kids. I learned quite a bit and this was not my first dinosaur museum.

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Memphis, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The museum was pretty cool. We had 5 children to entertain from ages 1 to 6. The museum had some life size replicas of dinosaurs, some from millions of years ago & from real fossils. Some were suspended from the ceiling. There was a small interactive area that all age children good take part in. The museum did offer a... More

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Beloit, Kansas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We took the grandchildren and they LOVED it.. Had lots of Dinosaur skeletons to look at, plus quite a bit of hands on things for the kids to touch and do.. The staff was very friendly and informative.. We all enjoyed it very much

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Amarillo, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

The admission was more than I would have liked, but my daughters excitement at seeing actual fossils and not all man-made replicas was worth it!! I recommend this stop for anyone passing through!

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Glendale, Arizona
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Very well done. Hourly talks. Able to view the processing room. Many fossils and skeletons that are displayed in well thought out dioramas

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Colorado
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56 reviews 56 reviews
13 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

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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78 reviews 78 reviews
53 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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