Royal Gorge Dinosaur Experience

Royal Gorge Dinosaur Experience, Canon City: Hours, Address, Royal Gorge Dinosaur Experience Reviews: 4.5/5

Royal Gorge Dinosaur Experience

Royal Gorge Dinosaur Experience
4.5
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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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, guided tours, and—for added family fun, value and lasting memories—a multi-story ropes course.
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2-3 hours
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OklaOnthego
okla187 contributions
great information from our tour guide. great for adults and children. lots to see and look at. learned things i did not know.
Written June 30, 2022
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Twenty 2
Manvel, TX9 contributions
We were going to go to this place but once we saw it in person, we said nope! It had nothing there! Not much to see or do so we decided not to go into it. Your local museum would be much better than this place.
Written June 15, 2022
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1313Travel
Buena Vista, CO439 contributions
Very informative exhibits. Interesting guides in the museum. You learn a lot about the hundreds of millions of years of history that formed the earth and the changes from the various time periods. Great exhibits. The outdoor walkthrough was nice as well as you get to see nice replicas of dinosaurs. Rope walk was used by many. Well worth the time. Reasonable costs too. My only suggestion is to add a musical from the 50's and 60's, starring the famous singer "DinahShoreus". Sorry about the last part, I could not resist the pun.
Written June 4, 2022
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Angela A
11 contributions
Exhibit uses casts of fossils, not actual fossils. Its two rooms of fossils, probably a total of 15 dinosaurs, a large gift shop, and a couple of outdoor activities. The animatronic dinosaurs leave much to be desired, but perhaps that is because I am used to the superior ones at Worlds of Fun in Kansas City. The paleontology lab was locked and it doesn't look like its an interactive exhibit, just something you look at through a window, but maybe that's not the case? Certainly seemed like it. My kids 8 and 3 thought it was okay, but definitely lackluster and not as cool as I was hoping. It was over $100 for four of us (and the youngest was free!). I most certainly felt they put more emphasis and energy into the gift shop than the exhibits or experience. I'd probably skip this one.
Written May 31, 2022
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Christine L
6 contributions
For families and adults, the Dinosaur Experience is educational as well as really fun and interesting. The animatronic dinosaurs combined with a ropes course is genius!
Written July 17, 2021
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yarrow-flower
Denver, CO22 contributions
Family
We went for my daughter's 9th birthday, with our 3 yo, dad and grandma. We all really enjoyed ourselves!
We arrived about 2.5 hours before they closed, thinking we'd be good, but felt rushed. I'd definitely recommend at least 3 hours.
Our museum guide was the real live Alexa 😊and she was WONDERFUL! Her knowledge really enhanced the experience. The Wild Walk was cool, that part was the quickest, but the kids thought it was pretty awesome. The ropes course was also fun (and a bit scary!), but the 9 yo rocked it. The little kids one was also cool and I appreciated being able to all have the activity. Really nice gift shop also. We'll have to go back though, as that's where we ran out of time.
Overall, we were all really impressed and recommend this place! Lot's of cool Colorado history and especially cool if you've got a dino enthusiast!
Written June 19, 2021
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Christian S
Guayaquil, Ecuador1,168 contributions
Feel free to stop before / after visiting the Royal Gorge bridge.
Admision is "too expensive" for what you will see inside. If you are a "die hard dinosaur aficionado", this place may be for you.
Interesting albeit small exhibits. Free parking.
Written October 20, 2019
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Craiger
9 contributions
Friends
This museum is stunning and beautiful.
This grand space displays accurately scaled
Skeletons in two very large galleries, with history and back ground of each dinosaur.
The gift shop is very large with wonderful gifts of all types related to dinosaurs.
There is a children’s area, working paleontology lab, and great docents.
There is a very large outdoor walking path with animatronic dinosaurs and two ropes courses as well. The facility is just beautiful with great views. Very fun and educational.
The dinosaur are accurate in scale and detail. Great attraction!!!
Written September 6, 2019
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DavidMcF
Islandmagee, UK73 contributions
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 really worth the extra cost. It did look very fake.
Was it worth the drive and time? Yes. But wouldn't want to make a point of going back.
Written August 21, 2019
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Eldon T
Waco, Texas8 contributions
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 you have young ones (under 10) I would say it may be worth the money. The ladies in the museum were very nice and informative but most of the information was available on the signs and exhibits.
Written August 20, 2019
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Royal Gorge Dinosaur Experience is open:
  • Sun - Sun 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Mon - Mon 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thu - Sat 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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