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Dinosaur Journey Museum

550 Jurassic Court, (part of the Museum of Western Colorado), Fruita, CO
970-858-7282
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Ranked #4 of 14 Attractions in Fruita
Type: Museums
Traveler Description: Now Dinosaur Journey is better than ever.  It is located about 9 miles west of Grand Junction, CO, off I-70, exit  19. In addition to life size... more »
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Fruita, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Interactive, good for children 3-12. Hard to get grandsons out of here when they were 5-7 years old.

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Longmont, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I loved the combination of animatronic dinosaurs with the real dinosaur bones, fossils, & photos. It's a good mix allowing something for the kids & something for the adults. The video was a little scary for our 4 year old but it was well done & educational - worth the 20 minutes. The water table & dinosaur dig in the... More

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Woodstock, Virginia
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The Dinosaur Journey Museum is a family-friendly and youth-oriented series of displays. Kids enjoy the shaking ground of earthquakes and moving robotic dinosaurs. The Musum includes lots of more adult oriented displays, including working museum curators and archeological technicians. There are books, videos, models, and souvenirs located in a large gift shop and museum store. I felt the admission and... More

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Canmore, Canada
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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Lots of displays and interactive stations for kids. My Fav was the earthquake centre, although it seemed out of place in this museum. Lots if info and history to go through, kids really enjoyed it. They have a huge shop with dinosaur souvenirs.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This review is more from my husband and daughter who participated in a Dinosaur dig. They liked the interactive aspect of the museum and a great place to "fire up the imagination". Great balance of hypothesis and practical application. Could see Palentologists working on finds in the museum. The dig was good. They enjoyed it, my daughter is 12 and... More

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

My son is really into dinosaurs so we stop at a lot of museums like this. But I really enjoyed this one. The moving dinosaurs are a lot of fun, as was the earthquake simulator. There was also a lot of interesting information on the history of paleontology in the Grand Junction area and the state. If you're near Fruita,... More

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We were in the area for mountain biking. We decided to go here in the heat of the day. Four adults were $24.50. Overall an interesting place. The film was full of information. Some of the things they have are amazing for such a small town. I don't know if I would need to go back but it was great... More

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Fruita, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

What a wonderful place to experience. The staff is so helpful and the Museum itself is amazing. There is so much information and the exhibits are so detailed. Great place to take kids!

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Rhode Island
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86 reviews 86 reviews
20 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Visited this site with 2 adults, no kids. It is a very small museum that doesn't take too long to go through. They show a video throughout the day at particular times that lasts about 15 minutes. With the video and time in the gift shop, our trip was about one hour or so. The museum is cute (robotic dinosaurs!)... More

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Savannah, Georgia
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38 attraction reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

My mom and I visited the dinosaur museum today. We just happened to enter as the movie was starting. We found the movie to be interesting, informative and a great introduction to the museum. The museum has incredible dinosaur fossils and highlights the local areas where they have been found. There are interactive areas for the kids and some of... More

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