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Steamboat Springs and Northwest Colorado Sights

Dinosaur Journey

  • 550 Jurassic Ct. Map It
  • Fruita

Updated 09/05/2013

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Roaring robotic stegosaurs and meat-shredding animatronic allosaurs prowl Dinosaur Journey, a fun, informative attraction just off I–70 a few minutes from the western entrance to Colorado National Monument. Unlike many museums, this one encourages kids to touch everything—friendly paleontologists may even allow kids to hold a chunk of fossilized dino dung. In addition to the amazing lifelike replicas, there are more than 20 interactive displays. Children can stand

in an earthquake simulator; dig up "fossils" in a mock quarry (the pit is made of crushed walnut shells); or make dino prints in dirt, along with reptile and bird tracks for comparison. The museum also sponsors daily digs nearby, where many of the fossils were found. Local volunteers are at work cleaning and preparing fossils for study.

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550 Jurassic Ct., Fruita, Colorado, 81521, United States

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970-858–7282; 888-488–3466

Sight Details:

  • $8.50
  • May–Sept., daily 9–5; Oct.–Apr., Mon.–Sat. 10–4, Sun. noon–4

Updated 09/05/2013


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