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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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Fun Place for Kids

Great place to take younger kids toddlers to Middle school. Not really big but lots of neat things to see and entertain. Not very expensive for families.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
Devon F
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Great place to take younger kids toddlers to Middle school. Not really big but lots of neat things to see and entertain. Not very expensive for families.

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Grand Junction, Colorado, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

This is a very well displayed and accessible museum experience. It is small, but considering it's geographical location that is not too surprising. information is clear, and there are fun interactive displays which help with a broader concept of ancient animals and how the earth itself lays a role in habitations etc; my favorite section has an earthquake plate that... More 

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New Castle, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

This museum hasn't really changed in several years. I wish there was more for the adults/ teens to look at or read the exhibits are geared toward kids which is wonderful and the kids loved it, but I was bored out of my mind (give some more reading opportunity for adults while the kids are repeatedly get sprayed with water).... More 

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

I enjoyed this a lot. The exhibits were very lifelike and some even moved and made noises. The information on the displays was educational and well presented. There were several activities for children such a digging for dinosaur bones. Also it was possible to look at an real work area where the bones that have been found were being cleaned... More 

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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 via mobile

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
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 via mobile

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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191 reviews 191 reviews
70 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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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69 reviews 69 reviews
26 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 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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