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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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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Worth the stop for Dino dudes.

Fairly small museum with a lot of stuff geared towards kids. Plenty for adults too. There is an $8 per adult entry charge (not sure on kids).

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 30, 2015
Arlon M
Midland, Texas
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31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Educational as well as entertaining for the entire family. A great place to learn of local discoveries of ancient life

Thank dotysburg100 .
Estes Park, Colorado
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113 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016 via mobile

We have a dino fan. We made the trip here for that sole purpose. However there was a private birthday and the staff was "overwhelmed" with those 8 people that when we went to pay we were treated quite rudely. It left a bad taste in our mouth. We toured the exhibit...basically some artifacts with animatronics. Gift shop same crummy... More 

Thank adventurerstogether
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166 reviews
107 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

If you like dinosaurs this is a worthy stop its not big but it's very informative. I learned a lot about dinosaurs and it's a lot of fun it's a good way to waste a good afternoon if it's a bad day outside.

Thank Prinsterpeachboo
Midland, Texas
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168 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Fairly small museum with a lot of stuff geared towards kids. Plenty for adults too. There is an $8 per adult entry charge (not sure on kids).

Thank Arlon M
Houston, Texas
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67 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 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 

2 Thank Stephen K
Middletown, DE
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215 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015 via mobile

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.

1 Thank MyTravels033
Denver, Colorado
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100 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 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.

Thank TB1000
Beaumont, Texas
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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.

Thank bojangles7187
Murray, Utah
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64 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 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 

Thank Tiffany A
Grand Junction, Colorado
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56 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 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

Thank Joel S

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