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Dinosaur Journey Museum

550 Jurassic Court, (part of the Museum of Western Colorado), Fruita, CO
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Ranked #5 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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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

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
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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271 reviews 271 reviews
75 attraction reviews
178 helpful votes 178 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
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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82 reviews 82 reviews
20 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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103 reviews 103 reviews
35 attraction reviews
134 helpful votes 134 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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Las Vegas
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77 reviews 77 reviews
26 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We took out 2 granddaughters on one of the daylong dig expeditions sponsored by the museum. While the museum itself is sort of lacking, the dig itself was great. The took us to a site that has been excavated for many years and where they are still finding significant fossils. The 2 members of the museum stuff told us how... More

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Fruita, Colorado
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10 reviews 10 reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The museum is a wonderful experience with many hands-on things as well as a place to "feel" an earthquake! Young and old alike will enjoy the experience of seeing the real thing as well as some anamatronics to delight and mystify.

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West Valley City, Utah
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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

This museum was very hands on and great for our family. We have 6 children (age 4-14) and they all found things to interest them. There are interactive dinosaur displays which animate when you push a button with sounds and movement. There was a fake quarry where kids could dig and try to excavate their own dinosaur bones. There was... More

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Sun City Center, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Excellent introduction to the history of dinosaurs in the Western Colorado area. Very good for children. Nice interactive displays. Not targeted for serious, detailed study of dinosaurs, but an interesting several hours.

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