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Museum of Western Colorado: Dinosaur Journey Museum

550 Jurassic Ct, Museum of Western Colorado, Fruita, CO 81521-7707
+1 970-858-7282
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Wife had to see some dinosaurs

This is a very nice little museum that was near our motel. We had to stop in to check it out. Not... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dale L
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Fun activity - for kids and adults

I don't have kids - so all I can say is there are a lot of kids here that seem to be having a good... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Rita B
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550 Jurassic Ct, Museum of Western Colorado, Fruita, CO 81521-7707
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a very nice little museum that was near our motel. We had to stop in to check it out. Not disappointed. More geared for kids but there is lots of information for adults as well as lab where visitors can watch work on...More

Thank Dale L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I don't have kids - so all I can say is there are a lot of kids here that seem to be having a good time. And - there are so many kid oriented exhibits. The older kids probably enjoy the skeletons and the exhibits...More

1  Thank Rita B
Reviewed April 12, 2017

Changing summer exhibits and helpful staff make this a fun way to spend a portion of your day in Fruita.

Thank Kate V
Reviewed April 4, 2017

I have always wanted to see fossils and dinosaurs remains and it was a friend who lives in Fruita suggested that we should check out this museum. My hubby and I were over whelmed with the huge collection of great fossils and dinosaur bones and...More

1  Thank NyonyaLady
Reviewed March 31, 2017 via mobile

Right off of I 70 - this is a wonderful place for children to explore and do the touchy / feely hands on type of exhibit - very well presented - kids love it - does close early at 4:00 - worth a trip if...More

Thank Bob S
Reviewed March 27, 2017

My son and I (age 9) went on the museum's 3-day expedition, and yes this was as good as it gets! First the museum. Dinosaur Journey is fantastic, and my comparison is the Smithsonian's Museum of Natural History (visited 2/17) which I found underwhelming after...More

Thank juliesU5320FF
Reviewed March 24, 2017

This is a rather new musuem with robotic dinosaurs who move, spit, and make noises. Very good musum for children of all ages. Lots of room around each display. The kids loved it.

Thank Nana5838
Reviewed March 13, 2017 via mobile

My kids loved the animated dinosaurs. We loved being able to touch the fossils. It was small and we were done in an hour.

Thank goobette75
Reviewed December 7, 2016

I bought a membership when I moved here and it's paid for itself over and over. This is a great place to go in the winter and summer. It keeps my kids interested for at least an hour at a time. Often the kids want...More

Thank seriousfoodie22
Reviewed November 30, 2016

We loved visiting the museum, but it is quite small compared to most others. My son and I learned a lot about dinosaurs, and I was really impressed with the volunteers that we got to watch chiseling out the bones. I would definitely recommend visiting...More

Thank Adrienne F
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SusieLou
Why is this listed with a Grand Junction address when it is in Fruita?
February 28, 2015|
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Response from SusieLou | Reviewed this property |
Well, I do understand that it may seem to be all one town but this is actually in Fruita, not between the two. Just to the south of the McDonald's on the road heading to the CO National Monument. It is part of the Museum of... More
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