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Dinosaur Journey Museum

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Address: 550 Jurassic Court, (part of the Museum of Western Colorado), Fruita, CO
Phone Number: 970-858-7282
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Suprisingly Fine Museum in a Small Town

The Dinosaur Journey Museum looks assuming... barely more than a warehouse from the exterior but on the interior it is actually a very good museum with its mix of animatronic... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2015
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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63 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The Dinosaur Journey Museum looks assuming... barely more than a warehouse from the exterior but on the interior it is actually a very good museum with its mix of animatronic dinosaurs and informative displays. There is no shortage of fossils though just a few full size skeletons. One of the distinguishing characteristics of this museum is the laboratory where you... More 

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Middletown, DE
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Good for adults, great for kids. Doesn't look like much from the outside, but displays on the inside are done very well. Lots of information about history of dinosaurs. Interactive stations for kids. The motion activated dinosaurs were very neat. Definitely worth the trip.

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

This is a small museum but very worthwhile if you enjoy dinosaurs. Easy to find, lots of parking. They offer senior and other ticket discounts. Be sure to experience the 5.6 earthquake simulator. Many of the exhibits are replicas, but still very informative.

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Beaumont, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Not for little kids (younger than about 6). There is a lot of reading involved and not a lot of activities for younger kids that cannot read. Overall great museum but only if your kids can read.

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Salt Lake City, United States
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21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Saw this 'museum' after a long drive and needed to stretch our legs. Asked cashier if exhibits would appeal to adults and we were assured this was an exhibit that would interest everyone. A bit pricey for a very small building, limited exhibits that are more for a hands little kids visit. After a 10-minute walk through we had seen... More 

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Very interesting for our visiting friends and children ages 5-11 years old. Enjoyed by adults as well

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Durango, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Our grand kids loved the robotic dinosaurs and the Dino-dig area. There are some interesting fossils and a good movie. A good mix of hands on activities and displays. The gift shop has lots of options and a dinosaur to ride!

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Hanford
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We had a great time at this museum. Reasonably priced and a great way to break up a drive. My son loved the sand pit where he got to "dig" out bones, and the dinosaur video is interesting and informative.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Tells the history of life in the areas around western Colorado (especially the "extinct ones"). Great for both kids and adults. Very informative video presentation, displays, and exhibits including fossils, animated/robotic dinosaurs, a "quarry site" to dig for bones, and a sandbox for making your own dinosaur tracks. There is a working lab where you can watch bones being prepped... More 

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Carlin, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Stopped in on our way back to Nevada from Denver. Awesome display!!! Not far out of Grand Junction and we'll worth the stop. They add to it constantly and you can actually watch them cleaning the fossils. My 4 year old granddaughter has decided after being there that she wants to be a Paleontologist lol

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