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Address: 16831 W. Alameda Parkway, Morrison, CO
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Dinosaur Ridge contains over 300 Cretaceous dinosaur footprints, a few...

Dinosaur Ridge contains over 300 Cretaceous dinosaur footprints, a few dozen Jurassic dinosaur bones, plus many other trace fossils from ripple marks to plant impressions. At the Visitor Center, you can visit the gift shop, sluice mine for your own mineral or fossil finds, or take a Trek through Time in our exhibit hall.

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Cute but simple

This is a cool but small park for families and anyone interested in dinosaurs. The fossils themselves are very cool to see. The tour is fairly basic; it helps to interact with... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
katecpayne
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a cool but small park for families and anyone interested in dinosaurs. The fossils themselves are very cool to see. The tour is fairly basic; it helps to interact with your guide--my friend and I were with a family, and we talked and asked questions, but the family did not. It's not a must-see unless you are particularly... More 

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Golden, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice walk up the mountain and good view of dinosaur track on the rock face. Nice look back in history

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very educational for the kids. We took the tour bus with a guide, but you can walk it by yourself. He was very knowledgeable and we saw and touched many fossils.

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Thank Jennifer D
Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Your kids well love the touching exhibits and for yourself a great walking tour awaits you. Just off 470

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Manchester, MI
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved it everything was clearly marked & the main paved trail was good for everyone. Its a nice place to introduce people to dinosaur fossils & how they're discovered. The wall of footprints was exceptional. There are also some steep unpaved trails we didn't explore.

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome dinosaur tracks! And the view was cool! Great place to take the youngsters and those interested in archeology! A bit of walking, but it was worth it, there's also a tour bus you can take. For the handicapped, just ask the DRM folks for a magnetic door sign. You can drive up the road on your own, no walking.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017 via mobile

We visited last week. No admission was required to see the attraction but I'm not sure about the museum. We walked through the whole ridge and were most impressed with the dinosaur footprints.

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Denver, Colorado
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2016

There are other attractions in the area that I recommend before this one. While the attractions is informative, it is not all that different from museums.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016

A friend helped us find the visitor center. We got there just as the bus pulled up. We had about 15-20 minutes to use the bathroom and peruse their gift shop. The bus was great and also went slow enough that I could hit every Pokestop and catch some interesting Pokemon. Afterwards, we went to the little museum next door... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016 via mobile

Thought it would be interesting and cool. Had our daughter and friend with us both of which lost interest pretty quick. There are a few cool facts and sights but not nearly what we had expected.

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