Main Visitor Center

Main Visitor Center

Located at the base of the Dakota Hogback, just west of the C-470/Alameda exit

Address & Contact Info

16831 W. Alameda Parkway, Morrison, CO

Phone: 303-697-3466 – Select 1
Fax: (303) 697-8911

Gift Shop

Phone: 303-697-3466 x100


November 1 – April 30: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily
May 1 – October 31: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily

What You’ll Find at the Main Visitor Center

Main Visitor Center at Dinosaur Ridge

Outdoor & Indoor Exhibits

The Exhibit Hall features paleo-murals, fossil replicas and real fossil bones of giant long-necked dinosaurs.

Gift Shop

Pick up maps for hiking, purchase tickets for shuttle bus tours and the Exhibit Hall, shop for unique souvenirs and buy snacks and drinks.

Hands-on Experiences

Small kids can dig for souvenir fossils in the Benton Seaway Box, bigger kids enjoy uncovering dinosaur fossils in the Backyard Bones pit, everyone loves taking photos with the dinosaur replicas, and giving Sluice Mining a try.

Exhibit Hall at Dinosaur Ridge

Exhibit Hall

The indoor Exhibit Hall features real and replica displays. Experienced Docents are available to answer questions.

Dig areas for kids at Dinosaur Ridge

Dig Areas

Kids love playing in the dig areas. Enjoy a simulated dinosaur dig that teaches kids how paleontologists search for fossil evidence or sift for fossils and shark teeth in the seaway fossil sandbox.

gift shop

Gift Shop

Where you can purchase bus tour tickets, pick up a map, get info and shop for souvenirs.

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