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Dinosaur Journey Museum

Address: 550 Jurassic Court, (part of the Museum of Western Colorado), Fruita, CO
Phone Number: 970-858-7282
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Ranked #4 of 14 Attractions in Fruita
Type: Museums
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Type: Museums
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Baltimore
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Great way to spend a few hours. Lots to look at & very hands on. Every kid in the place was smiling...& so were the adults!

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Laporte, Colorado
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80 reviews 80 reviews
31 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Very interesting and educational. Something for every age. The exhibits are self guided and the children will certainly home in on the animated displays.

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Fruita, Colorado
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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153 reviews 153 reviews
52 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
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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26 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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310 reviews 310 reviews
79 attraction reviews
200 helpful votes 200 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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