History tends to repeat itself, which means there’s a good chance you’ll get run over by another war elephant. Learn from the past with this Groupon.
Choose from Four Options
$8 for admission to one museum campus for two (up to a $17 total value) $18 for admission to all three museum campuses for two (up to a $40 total value) $10 for admission to one museum campus for a family or group of up to six (up to a $24.50 total value) $24 for admission to all three museum campuses for a family or group of up to six (a $59.50 total value)
The museum campuses include:
- Museum of the West (up to a $6.50 value/person; a $20 value/family)
- Dinosaur Journey Museum (up to an $8.50 value/person; a $24.50 value/family)
- Cross Orchards Historic Site (up to a $5 value/person; a $15 value/family)
Admission includes access to the latest exhibit, Supercrocs: Terrors of the Cretaceous Swamp, running May 24–September 8 at Dinosaur Journey. The exhibit features beasts such as the 10-ton, 40-foot long Sarcosuchus, nicknamed “Super Croc”, and other ancestors of modern alligators and crocodiles.
Museum of Western Colorado
Before taking lessons in a one-room schoolhouse, a visitor hops aboard a stagecoach, interviews a worker at a uranium mine, examines authentic adobe pottery, and heads inside a saloon. Such is the scene at Museum of the West, one of the three campuses of the Museum of Western Colorado where curators eschew the notion of “look, but don’t touch.” From the interactive labs at the Dinosaur Journey Museum to the live demonstrations of early 20th-century life at the Cross Orchards Historic Site—whose buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places—the staff encourages its guests to get up close and personal with the region’s past.
Fun and educational, like visiting a real working farm from many years ago.Laurie K, TripAdvisor, 8/29/12
Our young kids love this museum...They love the earthquake simulator, the dilophosaurus...the dinosaur dig, the introductory video, and the gift shop.marchoffmann314, TripAdvisor, 2/19/12
The exhibits are thoughtfully laid out and very informative. You can sit in a stagecoach, a Cessna cockpit...and more.Mindymorr, TripAdvisor, 10/13/11
“We went to the branch on Ute (Downtown) and it was a wonderful experience! They have brought together a pretty good sampling of history from the Grand Valley, and of...”
“We went to the branch on Ute (Downtown) and it was a wonderful experience! They have brought together a pretty good sampling of history from the Grand Valley, and of the peoples that have lived in and around it.”
“Fun way to spend an afternoon. the four-year-old boy loved it.”
“So much fun! The Groupon was nice, but we would gladly have paid full price.”