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Royal Gorge Dinosaur Experience

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Great place for the kids!

We only signed up for the inside tour (which turned out to be perfect) for our 5 year old. Our tour... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Centennial, Colorado
Very interesting place

This is a great place to take the kids. It has a ROPES course that everyone can use and it as... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Peter C
Holmen, Wisconsin
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“dino walk”(5 reviews)
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The Royal Gorge Dinosaur Experience gives kids of all ages the opportunity to experience science-focused interactive displays, full-scale dinosaur fossil casts, hands-on exhibits with real dinosaur fossils, skinned animatronic dinosaur exhibits...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
44895 W US Highway 50, Canon City, CO 81212-9768
+1 719-275-2726
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We drove there from Summit county, 2hrs. The drive was nice and the route we took we hardly seen another car for most of it. As for the museum it was just average. The skeletons etc were quite interesting but the dinosaur park outside wasn't...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Interesting place but definitely not for teens or adults. My son is 12 and he was pretty bored within 30 minutes. I saw a lot of younger kids who were having a good time and enjoying the children attractions (not the museum so much) If...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Eldon T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We only signed up for the inside tour (which turned out to be perfect) for our 5 year old. Our tour guide for the museum was super helpful and kept all of us engaged. Our kiddo loved digging for "dinosaur bones" in the sandbox outside....More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank shannonnielsen38
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

No “real” dinosaur skeletons to view. Had one actual bone at beginning to hold but employee didn’t know what dinosaur it belonged to. Nice gift shop. Tried to buy kids a few items but was unable to as one person running ticket counter with long...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank paulaboud
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great place to take the kids. It has a ROPES course that everyone can use and it as moving dinosaurs by it. Good time for all.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Peter C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our girls wanted to stop here, but we only had a couple of hours to spare. We enjoyed the air conditioned museum, filled with colossal dinosaurs from nearby fossil beds. The outdoor walk was simple but fun. And a touch of wind made the ropes...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank beautifulworld7
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Our family was visiting The Royal Gorge area and stopped at Royal Gorge Dinosaur Experience. Talked with a great docent/guide ‘Lea’. She was really engaging, and eager to educate us about the exhibits and local dinosaur finds. She was so entertaining and exciting that she...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank smoore1262
Reviewed July 17, 2019

Good little museum and the people who work there clearly LOVE dinosaurs! My kids loved holding a dino bone! We learned a lot in a short amount of time! Good for a filler activity when you don't have a ton of time to spend!

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank AKBlair
Reviewed July 13, 2019

Our boys (ages 4 and 6) loved this place! We did everything - museum, ropes course, dinosaur walk, and the digging pit that required an extra fee. The museum was incredible - there were a lot of dinosaur fossils & skeletons. The guide even let...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Aqua1117
Reviewed July 9, 2019 via mobile

Very nice place, well maintained and clean. Staff is very informed and helpful. All attractions are separate fees. So be prepared to know what you want to do. The museum has great displays and lots on info. Take the guided tour to get your monies...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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July 15, 2019|
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Response from CryptoTracker | Reviewed this property |
On the rope tower every thing was working. The “Wild Walk “ all the dinosaurs have motion sensors so if you don’t move toward them, they don’t move. If you have kids 12 or younger they will love it.
March 26, 2018|
Response from Marty164 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I'm just now seeing this. The Dinosaur Experience is open Thursday – Sunday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM, probably until Memorial Day weekend. Then they'll most likely be open every day with extended hours. They're closed... More
March 26, 2017|
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Response from Breapup5 | Reviewed this property |
We paid to see the dinosaurs outside and had access to the gift shop. You do not need to pay for the museum or ropes courses if you just want to see the dinosaurs. The walking tour is great and takes as much time as you want... More