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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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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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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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Terrific place for children and adults

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... read more

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

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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Melbourne, Australia
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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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Flagstaff, Arizona, United States
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

The museum delights kids from 2-82. It is both informative and interactive. They even host birthday parties here. You kiddos can run through the museum dodging streams of water being "spit" by one of the dinosaurs, or dig in the sand pit for "fossils."

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Cortez
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

I loved all of the hands on displays, earthquake simulator, and all of the great facts. It was fun standing inside of the dinosaur heart.

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Grand Junction, Colorado, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

If anyone has grandsons, they know that dinosaurs are always a big hit. This museum is big enough to entertain younger ones but with lots of hands on things and educational information for the older kids....including adults. It has an area for a picnic lunch and let's your kid's inner paleontologist to come out! I have watched my one grandson... More 

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Indian Wells
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

this was a great spot to seek out. If you have children they would love to see the ancient dinosaur bones still in the mountain We 4 adults enjoyed it

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