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Royal Gorge Regional Museum and History Center

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Fun and educational

Took our 3 small kids here and the tour guide was great at explaining everything so that they could... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2018
Ashley S
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Canon City, Colorado
Awesome little Museum

The story behind it makes it even more special. The exhibits are well laid out with informational... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2018
KatBehm
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Aurora, Colorado
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

Took our 3 small kids here and the tour guide was great at explaining everything so that they could understand. He was quick and fun when answering all their questions. This is an amazing hidden gem that no one should pass up.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Ashley S
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

The story behind it makes it even more special. The exhibits are well laid out with informational plaques throughout. The staff is friendly, not overly 'stalker ish' like some places we have gone. They linger but not in your face so you can enjoy your...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank KatBehm
Reviewed 10 July 2018

As an author of historical Westerns, I frequently visit RGRM for accurate information and unique inspiration. The featured exhibit changes from time to time, and the dinosaur exhibit on the second floor is superb.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank davalynnspencer
Reviewed 24 March 2018

A must see museum if you enjoy history or fossils. Historical displays rotate, and the staff can help research local history or family lines. Upstairs the fossils celebrate the legacy of the area as a premier location for dinosaur discoveries. The strgosaurus replica is one...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank HAROLD T
Reviewed 6 August 2017

This little museum collection is greatly enhanced by several generous contributions of regional eccentrics. (Probably regular folks for Canon City!) If you know a hunter, taxidermy enthusiast, or dinosaur buff this is the place! There are a few rare specimens such as the mountain buffalo...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 16 July 2017

Was greeted at the door by a local tour guide that gave a very good tour of the history of the area, from dinosaurs to the founding of the City of Canon City. The museum is in the old City Hall with one area dedicated...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Thomas P
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Went through the animatronics wild walk and the dinosaur ropes course at our leisure pace. My 10 year old son played over an hour on the ropes course and the dinosaurs on the animatronics walk were so real looking and sounding. They actually moved parts...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Chris W
Reviewed 10 September 2016

The Museum & History Center has a first rate Dinosaur fossil display complete with interactive touch-screen monitors. As the official repository for fossils recovered from the Garden Park Fossil Area, this is the place to see and study actual fossils. The Museum has other items...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank jim81212
Reviewed 18 August 2016

This museum splits between being a local history museum with most of the items donated by one benefactor and science museum with a emphasis on fossils (dinosaur).It's basically three rooms of the old city hall building and the visit is free and one of the...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank gdmyers
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Although starting as a local museum, this place has taken on paleontology. The importance of this nationally and internationally is astounding. Telling the stories of local paleontology as well as the local and Dinosaur War Cope and Marsh diggers of dinosaurs in the 1800s, the...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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The Royal Gorge Regional museum is located in canon city and is a regional museum. The Royal gorge bridge and park with the gondola is about 12 miles west of canon city. I would recommend you visit their website. They... More
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