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Museum of Western Colorado: Dinosaur Journey Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Appeals to wide variety of dinosaur lovers

Very popular place on the day we visited -- many children who seemed to be not supervised, which... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2018
Jensie M
Fischer, Texas
Dinos in Fruita

We took the grandchildren, a two and five year old to see dinosaurs. The older one loved digging in... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2018
Montrose, Co Usa
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Life-sized robotic dinosaurs and an earthquare simulator are some of this museum's exhibits that will interest the whole family.
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550 Jurassic Ct, Museum of Western Colorado, Fruita, CO 81521-7707
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Was neat, lots of good pics and fossils, hands on activities for the kiddos. A look into the lab with big windows is nice... i dont buy into the millions of years though :-)

Thank nstaton77
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

This place is great for all ages, and is entertaining as well as informative. I don't know why it took me so long to visit.

Thank TrumpeterEd
Reviewed 9 August 2018

So the animatronics of this museum is what we enjoyed especially the one spitting water. My husband and grandson set me up and pushed the Dilophosaurus dinosaur to squirt me and my camera as I walked across the small bridge. Yes, it was funny! Our...More

Thank zinniaqueen
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Very popular place on the day we visited -- many children who seemed to be not supervised, which made the experience less enjoyable for this adult. But, our 13-year-old grandson found plenty to enjoy. Some of the exhibits are animatronic, which are fun for the...More

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Reviewed 28 July 2018

We took the grandchildren, a two and five year old to see dinosaurs. The older one loved digging in the sand of the fossil find box. The younger couldn't get enough of the earthquake simulator. They both loved the animated dinosaurs. There was also the...More

Thank ChocolateTraveler
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

This is a very cool museum, which gets it funding from state and local government and supported by BLM. Located a few miles from excavation sites, there is a working Lab that can be viewed. My husband, I and two 10 year olds spent 1.5...More

Thank ginagrace
Reviewed 1 July 2018

Went to this museum with my 7 year old granddaughter. She truly enjoyed the differnent exhibits. There are a few animated dinosaurs which she liked watching. Also the earthquake simulation was a fun time for her. It was an educational activity. Would recommend for kids...More

Thank merrelln2015
Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

We stopped on a whim and were so pleased. It’s a small collection but is so well set up, presented and detailed that we thoroughly enjoyed it. Kids have ways to interact with some of the displays. I’ve been in museums with dinosaurs but this...More

Thank Jackie W
Reviewed 25 May 2018

This is a must see for the kids if they're into dinosaurs! Adults and kids both will enjoy this attraction!

Thank lilareeves56
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

Interesting but needed better staffing. We only saw one person who sold entry tickets and also took care of gift shop and didn’t seem to have an interest in answering questions

Thank GG4753
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Response from SusieLou | Reviewed this property |
Well, I do understand that it may seem to be all one town but this is actually in Fruita, not between the two. Just to the south of the McDonald's on the road heading to the CO National Monument. It is part of the Museum of... More