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Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center

201 S Fairview St, Woodland Park, CO 80863-1154
+1 719-686-1820
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Simply Amazing

If you're within an hour of this place, make the trip to see it. The exhibits are first rate. We've... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
barbaragwen270
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Sebastian, Florida
Ok displays

I expected more...The skeletal displays were excellent, especially the flying creatures. With them... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
seekingnightwing
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Littleton, Colorado
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Travel back in time -- The Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center is a new 20,000 square foot museum located in Woodland Park, Colorado (only 30 min. from Colorado Springs). We feature fossils from North America's Cretaceous Period including marine reptiles, pterosaurs, dinosaurs, a working fossil lab viewable by visitors, children's play area and hands-on educational activities. Open all year.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good28%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“gift shop” (35 reviews)
“real fossils” (8 reviews)
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201 S Fairview St, Woodland Park, CO 80863-1154
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+1 719-686-1820
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"gift shop"
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"real fossils"
in 8 reviews
"loves dinosaurs"
in 7 reviews
"dinosaur skeletons"
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"t rex"
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"field museum in chicago"
in 3 reviews
"colorado springs"
in 12 reviews
"hands on activities"
in 8 reviews
"guided tour"
in 10 reviews
"no additional cost"
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"small museum"
in 8 reviews
"military discount"
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"life size"
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"all ages"
in 11 reviews
"on display"
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"great place to visit"
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"great exhibits"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're within an hour of this place, make the trip to see it. The exhibits are first rate. We've seen dino displays many times in our travels. This rates right up there with the Mammouth Center in Hot Springs South Dakota. We saw dinos...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I expected more...The skeletal displays were excellent, especially the flying creatures. With them overhead, you get a much better idea of what the animal must have been like. I did not like being approached for a picture with the T Rex as soon as we...More

2  Thank seekingnightwing
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Reviewed May 14, 2018

We really enjoyed visiting here. They have many skeletons of dinosaurs and other fossils. Take a tour - you find out so much more and everyone we talked to is very knowledgeable and can answer all your questions.

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Reviewed May 7, 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed the trip. This is the place where they will do the casting and such of the fossils they find. Take the tour. It’s included in the price and they are great at what they know.

Thank Tracy L
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Reviewed April 14, 2018

The Dinosaur Resource Center in Woodland Park is a great place to take the family and enjoy exploring dinosaurs and fossils, plus it's close to Kenpo Karate of Woodland Park... dinosaurs and karate with Thom Seehafer! Take the kids to both... kid confidence and big...More

Thank Daniel R
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Reviewed March 18, 2018 via mobile

Here for vacation, short visit but do-able as it is fairly small. Lots of things to see. Lots of hands on for the kids to enjoy. All indoors. The gift shop was quite large.

Thank Kaye K
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Reviewed March 9, 2018

This was a lot of fun for my two boys! They loved seeing all the staged exhibits. The area where they show the fossil cleaning is wonderful.

Thank jacalyn2018
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Reviewed January 8, 2018

This is a small private dinosaur museum that we’ve now visited twice. We’ve enjoyed and learned something new each time we’ve been here. Their real business is cleaning and preparing fossils, which they then make casts of and sell to museums and other institutions. So...More

1  Thank Dmarkwind
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Michael T, Owner at Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center, responded to this reviewResponded January 18, 2018

Thank you for a great review. We always strive to make our visitors' experience an adventure.

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Reviewed December 31, 2017

The RMDRC is one of my favorite paleontology museums in Colorado, even better than the Denver Museum. Most of the skeletons are casts (plastic replicas), but show how cool some dinosaurs of the Cretaceous period really are. The first area is very large and contains...More

Thank Evan W
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Reviewed December 31, 2017 via mobile

Our nephew is spending New Year's weekend with us and we decided to check out the Dinosaur Resource Center in Woodland Park. I found a coupon online for $2 off admission (up to 4 people) so it ended up being $24.50 for the 3 of...More

Thank Andi S
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dmhand
August 5, 2016|
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Response from Robin M | Reviewed this property |
Seniors are 65 and older, admission is $10.50 -- regular adult admission is $11.50 -- either way, it is affordable and enjoyable.
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Fuhrmjo
May 23, 2016|
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Response from Tim T | Reviewed this property |
I have a 7 year old that loves dinosaurs so between the exhibits and the gift shop we spent 2 solid hours. She loved all the hands on displays and had to have a picture in front of every display. The gift shop was another... More
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JP R
November 12, 2015|
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Response from Michael T | Property representative |
Admission is $11.50 for adults, $7.50 for kids 5-12, and under 5 free. Discounts for military and seniors too. I highly recommend taking the guided tour.
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