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“Eddie” is an Edmontosaurus, a type of plant-eating hadrosaur that lived 65 million years ago. in the late Cretaceous. Hadrosaurs were so common, they were often called the cows of the Cretaceous. This herbivore was a prey animal for the dreaded T-Rex. This replica was made from the original collected from the Ruth Mason Dinosaur [...]



“Fran”  is an Acrocanthosaurus, a large meat-eating theropod that lived 110 million years ago in the Early Cretaceous. The original Fran was excavated from southeastern Oklahoma, and now resides in the North Carolina Museum in Raleigh. We have replicas of her skull and arm on display in the lobby. In Fran’s complete skeleton, there is [...]



“Butthead”  is a Pachycephalosaurus, a plant eater that lived 65 million years ago in the Late Cretaceous. Its thick skull was used during mating displays to butt heads with other males to compete for  females, like modern bighorn sheep. The original specimen is in the collection of the Black Hills Institute in Hill City, South [...]

“Jim Bob”


“Jim Bob” is an Allosaurus, a meat-eating predator from 150 million years ago in the late Jurassic. He is nicknamed in honor of Dr. Robert Bakker and Jim Madsen, two famous paleontologists who studied Allosaurus extensively. The name bearing specimen of this species was first found in Cañon City, Colorado, and now resides at the [...]

“Wadsworth” & “Stanley”


Located behind the front desk and in front of the hotel, respectively, these Stegosaurus lived 150 million years ago in the Late Jurassic. These armor-plated plant-eaters were first dug out of Dinosaur Ridge in the 1870s, just a few minutes away from the hotel! Stegosaurus is the State Fossil of Colorado, and Stanley is the [...]

Archeopteryx Panel


This flying reptile’s fossil remains have been found primarily in the Solnhofen limestone of Bavaria, Germany, a rock layer that existed at the same time as our local Jurassic Morrison Formation, 150 million years ago.  This transitional fossil forms the missing link between birds and dinosaurs. The original specimen resides in the Museum für Naturkunde [...]