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Dinosaur Journey Museum

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Address: 550 Jurassic Ct, (part of the Museum of Western Colorado), Fruita, CO 81521-7707
Phone Number: 970-858-7282
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
CherylMFo
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Blossvale, New York
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Topeka, Kansas
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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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Thank taradurkin
Blossvale, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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Thank CherylMFo
Salt Lake City, Utah
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Thank Brooklyn M
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My children loved the animated dinosaurs and interactive exhibits. There is a great viewing area to working paleontologist and it is neat to see all the fossils found right in the area. Would have liked to have a bit more, we were done in only an hour.

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Thank jessicaU3044IG
Burlington, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was indeed a diamond in the rough. We had no idea such a fine museum offered so much. Since we both enjoy learning about prehistoric events we were totally delighted by this find! The exhibits were educational and well animated....be sure to take a stance on the earthquake pad!! and prepare yourself for the sights and sounds of the... More 

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Thank MrWedge10
Ogden, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

Take a walk back through time to the Age of the Dinosaur! There are lots of dinosaur digs in the Western Colorado, Eastern Utah region. This museum has many good specimens from lots of different Dinosaurs. The T-Rex, Stegosaurus, Camptosaurus, Diplodocus, Brachiosaurus, Allosaurus, and Stegosaurus to name a few. They have tracks in slabs of sandstone and casts made from... More 

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Thank davepamn
Fruita, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

The exhibits are exciting and very informative. The grandkids want to go every time they visit us. I find the information concerning local finds especially interesting. Dinosaurs galore!!

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Thank W119ZXdavidj
Jackson, Wyoming
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579 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016 via mobile

I realize this is the slow season so I expect business will pick up soon. It just seemed a bit small and lacking full sized actual dinosaur mounted skeletons with casts instead standing in for world famous finds which were excavated locally years ago. The laboratory with big windows so groups can watch actual scientists at work was brightly lit... More 

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Cortez, Colorado
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016 via mobile

Movie was very informative and fun, animated dinosaurs were a nice addition but were in need of maintenance and tearing in some places. The activities for kids was fun and worth the money. Overall good but would have enjoyed it more if they offered a guided tour.

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Thank Tracy L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2016

Educational as well as entertaining for the entire family. A great place to learn of local discoveries of ancient life

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