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Museum of Western Colorado: Dinosaur Journey Museum

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Address: 550 Jurassic Court, Museum of Western Colorado, Fruita, CO 81521
Phone Number: (970) 858-7282
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12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Description: Life-sized robotic dinosaurs and an earthquare simulator are some of this...
Life-sized robotic dinosaurs and an earthquare simulator are some of this museum's exhibits that will interest the whole family.
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This is definitely every little boys dream. It was enough to keep parents interested so you felt like you were not just doing some thing for the kids. If you are into doing a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

This is definitely every little boys dream. It was enough to keep parents interested so you felt like you were not just doing some thing for the kids. If you are into doing a little hiking go down the road to Dinosaur Hill

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

It's a nice indoor treat if you are tired of the outdoors. The nature center across the street is slightly more expensive, but far more interesting.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

some of the animatronic dinos were showing some wear and tear but overall the museum was great for my 10 year old and had enough to keep me, the HS earth science teacher, interested as well. displays were informative and easy to read for most ages animatronics were very cool for the kids nice to look into the workshop where... More 

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Fruita, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Small town Dinosaur Museum. Nothing Fancy but they have some cool exhibits. If you are traveling through Fruita and the kids need a break to stretch the legs, bring them here. All the larger museums take the dinosaur bones from our region and unfortunately there isn't much the local museums can do. It's still inexpensive entertainment for the kids.

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Fruita, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The Dinosaur Journey Museum is a great place to take children. It's very educational; not only for children, but for adults as well. The area around Fruita has many paleontological dig sites, which makes the museum very relevant to this area, and a 'must see', especially for people who are planning a vacation to the Grand Valley with children.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed the motion dinos Earthquake pretending ground Exposition about past quakes in US It was a short visit cause no museum guides were around... The gift store is so cute

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We spent a couple hours exploring this fun dinosaur museum. There are lots of fun and interesting displays and information. You can watch work being done on real fossils in the lab. Some of the displays are old and could use some updating. For example don't bother searching for the hiding mammals in the spitting dinosaur display as the sign... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Didn't cost the earth to gain admission, my youngest boy loves dinosaurs - and was so excited when we realized where we were stopping. Fun for the whole family

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

This place is a dino lovers dream especially for kids who like to have a bit of interactive time with a few stations. The staff was nice and though I believe the museum is directed toward children I had a fun time all the same.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Fun place for families with kids. Cool dinosaur exibits. Not real expensive. There is a gift shop for souvineers. Then you can take a hike up the road on dinosaur hill. Fun for everyone.

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Address: Address: 550 Jurassic Court, Museum of Western Colorado, Fruita, CO 81521
Phone Number: (970) 858-7282
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Fruita
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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