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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
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+1 970-858-7282
10:00 - 16:00
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 16:00

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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Dinosaur Museum

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

Reviewed 14 March 2017
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Grand Jucntion
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9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Kate V
Mesquite, Nevada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 the reconstruction packed into a relatively small museum, including a beautiful Allosaurus skeleton. They've a... More 

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Lake Wales, Florida
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 passing through !

Thank Bob S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 being to the Dinosaur Journey Museum. The Dinosaur Journey Museum had many more exhibits and... More 

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Eagle River, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 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
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Reviewed 14 March 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.

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Fruita, Colorado
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Reviewed 8 December 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 to go to the playplace at the McD next door after the dino museum. Good,... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 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 if you have a child that loves dinosaurs!

Thank Adrienne F
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

Family rate for entrance fee. Numerous displays. They had displays of dinosaurs that would move and have sound when you pressed a button. Kids really liked that. If you have a young one who is into dinosaurs, this is a good place to take them.

Thank edmancs
Polson, Montana
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Reviewed 9 October 2016

The Dinosaur Journey Museum is a fun little place. Very interesting and informative, clean and well kept. You can watch the techs cleaning fossils and making casts. Kid will love it. It is well worth the time to stop and learn about the many, many fossils found in the area. The displays are very impressive

Thank Betty H

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