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Address: 16831 W. Alameda Parkway, Morrison, CO
Phone Number: +1 303-697-3466
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Dinosaur Ridge contains over 300 Cretaceous dinosaur footprints, a few...

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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A friend helped us find the visitor center. We got there just as the bus pulled up. We had about 15-20 minutes to use the bathroom and peruse their gift shop. The bus was great... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A friend helped us find the visitor center. We got there just as the bus pulled up. We had about 15-20 minutes to use the bathroom and peruse their gift shop. The bus was great and also went slow enough that I could hit every Pokestop and catch some interesting Pokemon. Afterwards, we went to the little museum next door... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thought it would be interesting and cool. Had our daughter and friend with us both of which lost interest pretty quick. There are a few cool facts and sights but not nearly what we had expected.

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Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There is a bus tour, but because of time constraints, we choose to walk it. The trail is an old paved road and goes up hill from the visitors center. Points of interest are clearly marked with informative signage. Some of the signs are getting old and faded. It was a pleasant place to spend the morning.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had fun smoking legal sticky big bids, sipping on tankerds of Coors beer & wine. Looking for this killer dinosaur, that lerks in the park, we didnt see him, thank god. Ps not legal to smoke in any park. Edibals

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Thank Rick W
Waterloo, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Very good trip taking the bus instead of walking, only $5.00 per person. Bus driver stopped at various points of interest, pointed out dinosaur foot prints and some bones embedded in the rock formations. Bus driver happened to be a geologist (retired) and certainly knew his stuff. I am retired from the mining industry and knew a lot of what... More 

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Shropshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

As parents and grandparents (but without accompanying children) we visited this place on our last day in Denver before flying home to UK. Everybody likes dinosaurs, and having seen many skeletons in museums with computer generated environments or actual moving parts with my own dinosaur mad sons, wasn't sure what to expect. However, take away the museum, take away the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

This was our second time here. It's interesting and has beautiful scenery. My 7 year old loves it here, but he's usually very interested in rocks, fossils, dinosaurs and that kind of stuff. So this is right up his alley. The staff which, I think, is mostly volunteer are friendly and knowledgeable. The footprints and fossilized prints are sometimes hard... More 

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Littleton, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

We have 3 young boys (ages 1, 2, 4) and love visiting. We have a family pass, so we go all the time. I have never been anywhere where you can actually see real dinosaur fossils still in the rock.

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Thank Lauren B
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I were soo excited to take our twin 4yr olds to see some real life Dino tracks. We thought we would be seeing these large mammoth size foot prints but instead saw some discoloration on some rocks. As adults, it took some creative imagining after reading the informative signs to grasp what exactly we were looking at.... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Although this place is geared towards kids, my friends and I (in our late twenties) really enjoyed ourselves. I believe it was about 2.5 miles out-and-back to see all the sites, with a moderate incline (though there is also a bus). The fossilized dinosaur tracks was our favorite site.

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