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INTERACTIVE MUSEUM • GUIDED TOURS ANIMATRONIC DINOSAUR PARK • ROPES COURSE EXPERIENCE COLORADO’S JURASSIC PAST www.dinoxp.com INFO@DINOXP.COM • 44895 US HWY 50, CAÑON CITY, CO !pikes peak attractionT Dinosaurs A Prehistoric Experience The Jurassic and Cretaceous periods may have ended millennia ago, but that’s not stopping a major resurgence of interest in dinosaurs, as well as the presence of 17 skinned animatronic dinosaurs, at the Royal Gorge Dinosaur Experience (RGDE), which opened in July just outside of Cañon City, Colorado. The RGDE i s Colorado’s newest and biggest dinosaur attraction featuring a stateof the-art, 16,200 square foot building, dynamic multimedia museum displays and exhibits, a lifesize animatronic outdoor dinosaur park, a three-story-tall ropes course, a little kids’ ropes course and fossil dig, a fully stocked gift shop, interactive tours, as well as a café that serves light refreshments. "My family and I have been thrilled to open the RGDE and share it with our visitors," said Zach Reynolds, president and co-owner of the RGDE. “Our goal was to create a high-value, low-cost, family oriented museum that educates visitors while treating them to a dinosaur experience unlike anything else in Colorado.” The RGDE is situated on U.S. Highway 50, just a 15 minute drive from downtown Cañon City and a 10 minute drive from the world-famous Royal Gorge. The RGDE houses an impressive collection of full-scale dinosaur fossil casts, real fossils, and a fossil laboratory. “The Royal Gorge Dinosaur Experience o f f e r s f u n and educational entertainment that’s focused on creating indelible family memories,” continued Reynolds. “Our property is located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, not far from the greater Garden Park Fossil Area, where many important fossils were unearthed starting in the 1870’s and continuing into present time.” w www.travelhost.com SPRING 2017 73


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