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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  • My wife and I stopped into RMDRC on our way back to Colorado Springs from Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument. We were greeted warmly by a young man who worked in the gift shop and welcomed by.....  more
    My wife and I stopped into RMDRC on our way back to Colorado Springs from Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument. We were greeted warmly by a young man who worked in the gift shop and welcomed by.....  more »
  • Great place! So many skeletons & you can watch the cleaning of the bones. So many displays. From a mummified baby mammoth to t-rex catching his prey. We hope to visit again next year. Great prices in....  more
    Great place! So many skeletons & you can watch the cleaning of the bones. So many displays. From a mummified baby mammoth to t-rex catching his prey. We hope to visit again next year. Great prices in....  more »
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  • This place was an unexpected surprise! Erik was AMAZING he literally gave us a personal tour of the entire center. His information seemed unlimited. He answered all of our many questions including the ones from my three, six, and seven year old. He was very engaging. We really appreciate his effort and patience. Thanks Erik many blessings to you!!!!!!!
  • 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.

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