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Museum of Western Colorado: Dinosaur Journey Museum

550 Jurassic Ct, Museum of Western Colorado, Fruita, CO 81521-7707
+1 970-858-7282
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Fair at best

Interesting but needed better staffing. We only saw one person who sold entry tickets and also took... read more

Reviewed March 18, 2018
GG4753
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Tallahassee, Florida
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Fun for kids and grownups!

I really enjoyed my visit. It was just so much fun. The exhibits were great. Don't miss it! And... read more

Reviewed March 15, 2018
Sandy G
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Wiggins, Colorado
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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.
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good41%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“gift shop” (17 reviews)
“dig site” (3 reviews)
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550 Jurassic Ct, Museum of Western Colorado, Fruita, CO 81521-7707
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+1 970-858-7282
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"grand junction"
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Reviewed March 18, 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

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Reviewed March 15, 2018

I really enjoyed my visit. It was just so much fun. The exhibits were great. Don't miss it! And they had lots for the kids too!

Thank Sandy G
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Reviewed February 7, 2018

The Dinosaur Museum exceeded our expectations. The exhibits were informative, educational and fun. The museum used a lot of thought and planning into the choice of exhibits with emphasis on local history...we appreciated that. The entire staff was friendly, helpful and answered questions and made...More

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Reviewed January 22, 2018

This little museum is a gem. There are a number of exhibits and tons of fossils. As the area is a replete with fossils, it's a great location. Kids would are into dinosaurs can spend a bunch of time here.

Thank Loup407
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Reviewed January 19, 2018

In the off-season this is a very quiet place with an almost-empty parking lot. We weren't expecting much but were pleasantly surprised by how much we learned. It's a small place filled with dinosaur skeletons, both whole & in pieces, & informative displays about the...More

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Reviewed January 7, 2018 via mobile

We visited here with kids 8, 6, and 3 and they all enjoyed it. The museum is pretty small and so that makes it manageable for the kids. There are some moving dinosaur models that made the younger kid a little apprehensive, but thrilled at...More

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Reviewed December 12, 2017

I love dinosaur museums.. The more local stuff the better. This one lacked the local feel so many smaller museums have. The exhibits are nice enough but many I have seen in other museums throughout the west. There are a few local exhibits. There are...More

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Reviewed November 12, 2017 via mobile

My son loves visiting when we come to Fruita..its his go to place! Great little gift shop with reasonable prices and just enough to keep them busy in the museum, but not to overwhelm. Great place!

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Reviewed October 26, 2017

We took our grand daughter here for a quick visit since she is a big dinosaur fan, museum is small but nice. The workers were will helpful and asked if we had a good time

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Reviewed October 26, 2017 via mobile

Great price. Great variety. Worth the stop! They have lots of things for small children and robot dinosaurs that are lifelike. They also have a large display room of archaeologists currently working to uncover bones. Very informational, you could spend a little bit of time...More

Thank Anna L
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SusieLou
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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
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