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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
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 museum has plenty of fossils and artwork of what dinosaurs looked like. There are also a few mechanical dinosaurs, where you can press a button to make them move. This is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Cheyenne, Wyoming

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

This museum has plenty of fossils and artwork of what dinosaurs looked like. There are also a few mechanical dinosaurs, where you can press a button to make them move. This is also the first museum where I have seen a display on dinos from China. I forget the name, but there was this freaky looking bird that was painted... More 

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Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We had a great time with three of our nieces. The spitting dinosaur is always a hit and the new egg exhibit was super cool.

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Laporte, Colorado
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83 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This is one of our "required" stops when we visit relatives in the area. Plenty to explore and learn about.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 via mobile

My son who absolutely loves/lives/breathes dinosaurs had, in his words, "...the best day of my entire life!" All of the museum staff (there were three for 9 visitors) were awesome with amazing patience, knowledge, experience to make this trip well worth it. I cannot explain how tremendously happy I am about the entire trip. They were encouraging and gracious. We... More 

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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3 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Lots of fun for younger kids. Really hands on. Staff is friendly and helpful. Great fun for a afternoon trip.

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Big Island, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

It's a small place, but worth the stop if you like dinos and fossils. They have a little bit of everything, animatronics, fossils, bones, lots of displays on eggs, interpretive paintings. Nice mix of items.

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Fruita
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

My younger kids love this place. Although some of the displays look a little tired, my kids have fun every time we stop in. It is small enough to see everything in an hour or two making it a great stop if you are on a road trip. The spitting dinosaur is the highlight for the kids and watching the... More 

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Chicago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

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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Fort Worth
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 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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marietta GA
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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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