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Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center

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Address: 201 S Fairview St, Woodland Park, CO 80863-1154
Phone Number: 719-686-1820
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Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Travel back in time -- The Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center is a new...

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.

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Dinosaur Lovers Must See

Our teenage son has always loved dinosaurs, so we spontaneously stopped here on the way to the Wolf Preserve (in Divide). It is really well done. Great displays, lots of dinosaur... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our teenage son has always loved dinosaurs, so we spontaneously stopped here on the way to the Wolf Preserve (in Divide). It is really well done. Great displays, lots of dinosaur specimens, and a great little movie that describes how they collect and prepare the bones -- and share casts with museums all over the world. This place in little... More 

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Smethport, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum has a wide variety of fossils. They also have a working lab. My children are 6,10,and15 all of them had a blast!!

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Englewood, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our 11 year old granddaughter and we had an exceptional learning experience at the Dinosaur Resource Center. The museum area is filled with skeletal representations of a vast array of dinosaurs and sea creatures. The tour (at no additional cost other than a tip for the tour guide) was nothing short of excellent and our guide (a young man named... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here just because we were tired of driving and we were so glad we did! What a find it was! The museum is well-organized and informative and the exhibits are beautiful. The fossils offered in the gift shop thrilled our daughter. Overall, just a wonderful way to spend an hour or so.

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Akron, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are into dinosaurs, great place with many displays and hands on exhibits. My son was very excited to go.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took our 7 and 4 year-old grandchildren. We were thinking that they would be finished in about 15 minutes. However, we were there about an hour. Although the museum is small, there are interactive options for the children, the docents are awesome, and tours are available. The gift shop is large and not over-priced. This is a good place... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice sized gift shop, no cafe and restrooms are small. This is where most of the dinosaur fossils are put together and casts are made for museums. The area where the dinosaur casts are made is part of the museum where you can view how the casts are made. The museum has tour guides available which is included in the... More 

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Michael T, Owner at Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center, responded to this review

Hi LilMonkeys Travel, Thank you for your review. We actually had contemplated having a small cafeteria area years ago, but chose not to for the primary reason that there are 5 local restaurants right across the street, literally, from 100 to 200 feet from the front of the museum, and they are all great places to eat. 3 are family... More 

Colorado Springs, CO
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Live locally but have never stopped in to check out the dinosaurs - great fossil displays. My son was able to sit and listen to an informational fossil session that's was hands on He enjoyed that. You are also able to see into the work area where they restore fossils. Large gift shop with some interesting items. Nice afternoon with... More 

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good place to visit with young children and anyone who enjoys history and science. It has a lot of hands on activities for younger children and educational displays, some of which are the actual fossilized dinosaur bones.

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tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and two children visited this wonderful museum on a Sunday afternoon. We were looking for something inside to do because it had started raining. This place was so fun. Great displays and so much to look at and read about. There are also great hands on displays for the kids. My 3 year old is a bit hard... More 

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