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Museum of Western Colorado: Dinosaur Journey Museum

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Address: 550 Jurassic Ct, Museum of Western Colorado, Fruita, CO 81521-7707
Phone Number: (970) 858-7282
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Life-sized robotic dinosaurs and an earthquare simulator are some of this...

Life-sized robotic dinosaurs and an earthquare simulator are some of this museum's exhibits that will interest the whole family.

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There is a video of the founding and history of the museum. There are many fossilized, real bones that have been obtained in the western slope area. There is also a section of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Englewood, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited Dinosaur Journey as we had some spare time. there are lots of displays and information targeted to adults, but also some robot dinosaurs with noise associated. The robots may be great for 7-9 year olds, but eh noise detracts a bit from the adult focus and may be too loud and graphic for younger children.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

There is a video of the founding and history of the museum. There are many fossilized, real bones that have been obtained in the western slope area. There is also a section of the museum where students conduct research and cleaning et al of finds. Overall, a worthwhile visit for your children.

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Minocqua, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed the few hours we spent going through this Museum. It is an absolutely astonishing array of items that have been collected through the years from this great historical area. The docent was informative and friendly and added to our visit. Our friends have been there several times and enjoy taking new friends to it every chance they... More 

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Pleasant Hill, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Saw the signs on the highway and decided to pull in. Wow! This place is really interesting and you can tell they have really tried to educate their visitors. Never knew so many dinosaurs had roamed these hills. The exhibits are huge! Be sure and watch the movie too.

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Castle Rock, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice museum.. They were doing construction when we visited so they gave us half off our entrance fee.. I had a teen and young child and they both enjoyed it..

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Thank Angelagail16
Roanoke, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My 2 12 year old sons and I did a Dino Dig through here and then toured the museum. It was a top notch experience. A little pricey for the Dig, but worth it for two boys that have wanted to do this for many years. The museum is nice too.

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Aurora, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took 8 and 10 yr old grandchildren, and they were fascinated! Quite frankly, we were also fascinated by all of the detailed explanation of that point in the history of our world. The animation is amazing, very realistic (or so we suppose :), and great fun as well as informative! Time well spent.

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Thank Carmen W
Topeka, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This was one of many stops on our dinosaur family vacation. Our 5- and 8-yos enjoyed the museum very much. My husband and I also enjoyed learning about all the Dino's that our kids talk about. Great displays!

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Blossvale, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

My daughter had fun learning about prehistoric dinosaurs and Colorado! She enjoyed the eartquake simulator and the animated dinosaurs.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

Fun animatronic dinosaur displays and interactive, educational exhibits. Expected a much larger museum for the price, but I later heard they were undergoing some financial difficulties and I was happy to have spent what we did if it helped keep this place going. Great adventure!

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