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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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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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4 attraction reviews
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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150 reviews 150 reviews
52 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
25 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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
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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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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293 reviews 293 reviews
79 attraction reviews
193 helpful votes 193 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 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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87 reviews 87 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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