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Allosaurus Roar Review: Burpee Museum of Natural History, Rockford, IL

The Burpee Museum of Natural History in Rockford, Illinois is home to quite a few interesting exhibits, but two fascinating and important dinosaur fossils really stand out: the most complete juvenile Tyrannosaurus, “Jane,” and the most complete sub-adult Triceratops, “Homer.”  The … Continue reading

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Allosaurus Roar’s Fossil of the Month: Dunkleosteus

Of all the animals that lived on earth prior to 350 million years ago, the most fearsome was probably the huge, armored fish from the Devonian Period called Dunkleosteus.  Much larger than a modern adult great white shark, the Dunkleosteus was … Continue reading

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Allosaurus Roar Review: Dinosaur Journey Museum of Western Colorado, Fruita, CO

The Dinosaur Journey Museum of Western Colorado is located in Fruita, a town at the base of the spectacular Colorado National Monument, about 20 miles or so east of the Utah border.  While not a terribly large museum, it is … Continue reading

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Coming Soon on Allosaurus Roar…

Allosaurus Roar is coming back soon with more dinosaur reviews!  The publishing schedule for the next couple months:

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Allosaurus Roar Review: University of Wyoming Geological Museum, Laramie, WY

In the heart of the University of Wyoming campus sits a relatively small geological museum that displays a number of dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals, including an Allosaurus nicknamed “Big Al” that is best known for the various ailments it suffered before … Continue reading

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Allosaurus Roar’s Fossil of the Month: Brachiosaurus

When the characters in Jurassic Park first see a living dinosaur, they stand breathless watching a giant Brachiosaurus munching on leaves at the very top of a tall tree.  While that dramatic scene may have been the signature “moment” for … Continue reading

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Allosaurus Roar Review: Cleveland Museum of Natural Science, Cleveland, OH

The cultural hub of Cleveland can be found in the city’s University Circle area, and sitting in the middle of it for the past 60 years is the wonderful Cleveland Museum of Natural History.  Full of interesting exhibits, the museum … Continue reading

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