Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center, Woodland Park

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Travel back in time and learn about marine reptiles at Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center. The museum offers answers to hundreds of questions about fossil skeletons on display, including one of the largest Tylosaurs ever discovered and the most complete Pteranodon specimen. Vibrant graphics will help you visualize the environments in which these prehistoric animals lived, while at a working fossil laboratory you can see recently excavated fossils being restored. Children will love the play area, tactile exhibits, and hands-on activities. The center boasts the largest dinosaur gift shop in the region. Put Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center into our Woodland Park itinerary builder tool to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Woodland Park.
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  • Pretty interesting site to walk through. They have people to answer questions and share information but it is a self paced tour. About an hour if you are reading the signs. Do give military... 
    Pretty interesting site to walk through. They have people to answer questions and share information but it is a self paced tour. About an hour if you are reading the signs. Do give military...  more »
  • Such an amazing experience!! The staff were very informative. We got to touch a REAL T-Rex leg bone and a real Triceratops rib! They offered a military and police discount as well. Highly recommend! 
    Such an amazing experience!! The staff were very informative. We got to touch a REAL T-Rex leg bone and a real Triceratops rib! They offered a military and police discount as well. Highly recommend!  more »
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  • I was very impressed with this place! At first I thought it was either a tourist trap or a children’s museum. It was and it wasn’t. It is attractive and accessible to tourists; and it is useful for elementary school education. But with superb displays, highly detailed explanations, and an extremely knowledgeable team of interpretive guides, I ended up getting a detailed, up to date education on the evolution and anatomy of a half-dozen orders, genera, and species of dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals. The learning opportunities here are as simple or as complex as you want them to be. I could have spent much more time here and recommend it to anybody of any age interested in prehistory.
  • It's a fantastic visit. You can see the work being done to recover the actual fossils through a wall of windows. There are countless displays of dinosaur skeletons, both actual and reproduction s. It is self guided with attendants available to answer questions. They also offer guided tours. Many hands on displays and a small children's corner. The gift shop is huge and well stocked. There is a photo corner that offers the chance for you to be seen being menaced by a large dinosaur.

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