Allosaurus Roar Review: Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Denver, CO

Since the very beginning of the dinosaur rush in the 1870’s in the western United States, Colorado has been one of the best places in North America to find dinosaurs.  Not surprisingly, then, the Denver Museum of Nature and Science is one of the best places to see them displayed. The Prehistoric Journey exhibit at the museum is a wonderful trip through earth’s history as seen in the fossils on display.

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Allosaurus Roar Review: Dinosaur Provincial Park, Alberta, Canada

Dinosaur Provincial Park is one of the most remarkable dinosaur discovery sites in the world.  Located in the badlands of Alberta, DPP became a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1979, the only dinosaur discovery site in North America recognized as such.  The reason is quite simple: no other place has seen so many different dinosaur fossils recovered, including those from just about every major dinosaur family.

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Allosaurus Roar’s Top Dozen Pteranodon Displays

Pterosaurs are some of the most fascinating ancient reptiles.  They were not dinosaurs, but they were also not birds.  In fact, they evolved flight entirely separately from birds, but like birds came in many shapes and sizes.  Pteranodon is the best known of all the pterosaurs, originally discovered in 1870 and named in 1876 by famed paleontologist Othniel Charles Marsh during the “Bone Wars.”

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Allosaurus Roar Review: Yale Peabody Museum, New Haven, CT

It is fair to wonder what the interest in dinosaurs in North America would be without the contributions of Yale University and the Yale Peabody Museum.   At the center of the golden age of dinosaur collecting during the “Bone Wars” of the 1870’s and 1880’s, and again when interest in dinosaurs had fallen significantly during the 1960’s, Yale has had a profound influence on dinosaur research and paleontology.

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Allosaurus Roar Review: New Mexico Museum of Natural History, Albuquerque, NM

New Mexico has had a long and distinguished history in paleontology.  The state has a number of great places to find fossils, including some of the world’s best sites for animals from the Triassic period.  Many of these, and a good number of dinosaurs from the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods, are on display at the terrific New Mexico Museum of Natural History.

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Allosaurus Roar Review: Natural History Museum, London, England

If you know about Darwin’s theory of evolution, the word “dinosaur,” or even just the poem, “She sells seashells by the seashore,” then the collection at the Natural History Museum of London (NHM) has impacted you.  One of the world’s great museums, the NHM was until 1963 part of the world-renowned British Museum.

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Allosaurus Roar Review: The Field Museum, Chicago, IL

The Field Museum in Chicago is one of a handful of truly world-class museums of natural history in North America.  When you think of dinosaurs and The Field Museum, many people immediately think of the world’s most famous dinosaur, “Sue,” the Tyrannosaurus. Stalking the central hall on the main floor, Sue is one of the can’t-miss features of this wonderful museum.

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