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Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center

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Address: 201 S Fairview St, Woodland Park, CO 80863-1154
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+1 719-686-1820
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09:00 - 18:00
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Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 18:00
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Travel back in time -- The Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center is a new...

Travel back in time -- The Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center is a new 20,000 square foot museum located in Woodland Park, Colorado (only 30 min. from Colorado Springs). We feature fossils from North America's Cretaceous Period including marine reptiles, pterosaurs, dinosaurs, a working fossil lab viewable by visitors, children's play area and hands-on educational activities. Open all year.

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There were many excellent replica skeletons of dinosaurs, undersea reptiles, and pterasaurs. The guided tour is amazing though not required. The place is great for dinosaur... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There were many excellent replica skeletons of dinosaurs, undersea reptiles, and pterasaurs. The guided tour is amazing though not required. The place is great for dinosaur enthusiasts of all ages. They also have a section where children can play.

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Thank Kim T
Colorado Springs
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Great time. Enjoyed museum and gift shop. Went with (2) girls, 12 years old. Little kids will really enjoy.

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Thank MSJacksonCO
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

This place is a one of a kind resource center is the only one in the western hemisphere. They have reputation for exacting attention to detail and work with museums, colleges and universities throughout the world. The tours are informative and supply a wealth of educationally valuable information. A uniquely different stop on any visit to Southern Colorado.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

If you're into dinosaurs, this is a fantastic museum that both kids and adults will probably enjoy. Lots of statues, artifacts and tons of information. Plenty of parking.

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Thank Bernardo F
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

If you have kids that are into dinosaurs or you are this is a cool place to visit. Not a typical museum type place but very informative, lots to look at and experience plus there are people working on fossils that you can watch - see bones and fossils being removed from the rock in which they were found. Pretty... More 

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Westminster, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

This is a great small museum with a lot of skeletons and a ton of information. You could probably kill an hour hear, my 3 year old enjoyed the children's area.

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Thank John V
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

This is a perfect compact experience of dinosaurs everything. It hosts the largest lab where paleontologists and be observed working on bones, and the most exhibits per square foot than any other dinosaur experience in the United States. The collection is primarily aquatic dinosaurs found in Kansas. Yet still has the dinosaurs kids know and love. It is a bit... More 

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Cripple Creek, Colorado
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

On a family day outing we decided to stop by the dinosaur museum. It was more expensive then we thought it would be. But the kids really wanted to walk through. It was not as big as the outside makes it look and the walk through was pretty quick. The boys (9&8) was not as interested in it as we... More 

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Exeter, Nebraska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Self guided walk through the exibits. Workers available if you have questions. It was ok if you like archeology. The sea animal fossils were very neat to see and compare to the land animals.

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Thank Huskermale
Woodland Park, Colorado
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

This was okay, not very big, so not sure its worth the entrance fee. There are some good interactive things for kids. We saw everything in less than an hour.

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