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Dinosaur Ridge

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16831 W Alameda Pkwy, Morrison, CO 80465-9703
+1 303-697-3466
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Dinosaur Ridge contains over 300 Cretaceous dinosaur footprints, a few dozen Jurassic dinosaur bones, plus many other trace fossils from ripple marks to plant impressions. At the Visitor Center, you can visit the gift shop, sluice mine for your own mineral or fossil finds, or take a Trek through Time in our exhibit hall.
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“red rocks” (47 reviews)
“gift shop” (42 reviews)
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16831 W Alameda Pkwy, Morrison, CO 80465-9703
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"million years"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Visited with my 10 year old niece on our Denver Dino adventure. The museum really isn't all that spectacular, but the tour was worth the visit. Bree was fantastic and it was amazing to see tracks and fossils and what they call "bulges." If you...More

1  Thank vandyrone
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Since I was a kid I had always read about footprints left in Rock by dinosaurs. At Dinosaur Ridge you will see many many footprints. Also, there are bone revealed.in rock and in the Museum's many other artifacts that kids will just love. This was...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

You can see dinosaur tracks and learn about the history of the area. The museum is tailored for young children and there is a small bus to transport visitors to the tracks. Older children or adults may enjoy walking to the tracks.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Dinosaur Ridge is the site of one of the world’s earliest major dinosaur discoveries – the bones of the enormous, plant-eating Apatosaurus. Bones of Stegosaurus and Allosaurus weren't far behind. These finds triggered the “Bone Wars”, which lead to an intense competition among scientists from...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went with high hopes! The museum was very small and geared towards age 7 and under. The bus tour was lacking in the comfort department. The bus was extremely HOT! We wanted to purchase a drink but, at the gift shop/ticket sales area, my...More

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Reviewed 17 May 2018

We (me, my husband and two girls aged 13 and 10) visited the Dinosaur Ridge (from the UK) in March and I have been meaning to leave a review since. We paid (inexpensive) for the minibus tour and we were so glad we did. Our...More

1  Thank beccatim2018
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Reviewed 8 May 2018

We did this on a weekend we must be crazy. The trail has a few parallel parking spots if the visitors center isn't open that's the only parking. We got there a hour before they opened. So I careful parked my rental car & we...More

1  Thank tinkerbsb
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

This place is pretty darn fun. You don't have to pay the fee at the gift shop unless you want to let your kids dig for "fossils" (plaster recreations) and see the exhibit hall, or take their shuttle up the hill. Again, if you're into...More

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Reviewed 29 January 2018

Stopped here while just driving by. It was a refreshing walk that I needed. I think kiddos would really dig this place. It's a very easy 1-2 mile walk along the ridge. The Dino tracks are awesome. Great spot to snap a pic of your...More

3  Thank Danniogirl12
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Reviewed 8 January 2018

I am a bit mixed on this review. I think that it would have been a lot different if I was traveling with children. The information was great and there are real dinosaur fossils that stretch the view of Denver being originally underwater. The museum...More

3  Thank Debi T
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ATravellersTale2015
10 March 2017|
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Response from rich n | Reviewed this property |
Hi public transportation you would have about a two walk to the stop Yes to Taxis & Uber
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Jennalynn83
13 February 2016|
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Response from TuscaTraveler | Reviewed this property |
The road part of the tour to see the footprints and the major things you see on the guided tour had a pretty decent incline, but is doable fairly easily if you are in at least moderate shape. If you mean getting of the main... More
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187ray
8 August 2015|
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Response from FODRStegosaurus | Property representative |
Yes as long as they are on a leash. Do be aware that there is the potential for snakes on and off trail so do try to keep dogs out of tall grass.
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