The Dinosaur Depot Museum, located in a former firehouse, tells the story of the major dinosaur discoveries at Garden Park north of Cañon City that began in 1877 and included the first bones from several species of dinosaurs that led to the naming of those giant reptiles.
The highlight of the museum is a replica of the world’s most complete Stegosaurus skeleton, which was found at Garden Park in 1992 by paleontologist Kenneth Carpenter of the Denver Museum of Nature & Science.
The museum has cast skulls from Jurassic period dinosaurs and a dinosaur track from the Cretaceous Period that was found with other tracks on Skyline Drive in 1999.
It also features a working laboratory that prepares and preserves dinosaur fossils.
330 Royal Gorge Blvd.
Canon City, CO, 81212