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Heritage Rendezvous: Colorful Characters of the Sunset Slope

March 3 - October 16
Museum of the West (Downtown GJ), 462 Ute Ave.
Grand Junction, CO 81501 United States

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Titanoboa: Monster Snake

May 19 - August 5
Dinosaur Journey Museum, 550 Jurassic Court
Fruita, CO 81521 United States

This summer, Dinosaur Journey Museum in Fruita will host the Smithsonian traveling exhibit “Titanoboa: Monster Snake.” Slithering in at 48 feet long and weighing an estimated one-and-a-half tons, this realistic replica of the world’s largest snake is sure to send chills down any visitor’s spine. Sixty million years ago, in the era after the mass extinction of the non-avian dinosaurs, scientists believe that a colossal snake related to modern boa constrictors thrived in a hot ... Read More

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Mygatt-Moore Quarry One Day Dig

August 4
Dinosaur Journey Museum, 550 Jurassic Court
Fruita, CO 81521 United States
$140 Sold out

Be a paleontologist for a day at the Mygatt-Moore Quarry. Get a little dirty digging for dinosaur bones, teeth, and plants. Our paleontologists will make sure you have all the training and tools you need. Fossil bones of the giant Apatosaurus and the flesh-eating theropod, Allosaurus, are common in the quarry. This trip ends with a guided tour of the Paleo Lab at Dinosaur Journey. Expeditioners should dress for working outdoors in summer: bring a ... Read More

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6:30 pm

John Otto: The Monumental Visionary or The Hermit of Monument Park

August 4 @ 6:30 pm
KAFM Radio Room, 1310 Ute Ave
Grand Junction, CO 81501 United States

Presented by KAFM, Museums of Western Colorado, and Two Rivers Chautauqua In 1906, itinerant trail builder and dynamite expert John Otto saw the rimrock country south of Grand Junction for the first time, an event that forever changed his life. The deep canyons and sandstone cliffs spoke to his ideas about patriotism, religion, and the nation’s future. He dedicated his life to protect, celebrate, and promote what he envisioned as a natural paradise. Otto’s manic efforts ... Read More

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