Sleeping with Dinos

Sleeping with Dinos

Full-size fossil displays will adorn the halls of the renovated hotel, as well as a pool with a mosaic of the Cretaceous era, a new fine dining establishment with a focus on local ingredients, and a new massage spa. With cooperation from local museums, Greg is hoping to turn the conventional hotel into a celebration of Colorado’s paleontology finds. The hotel is located just minutes away from famed Dinosaur Ridge, where footprints of long-necked sauropods are well preserved for public viewing.

In the area around Dinosaur Ridge, the “Bone Wars” of the 1800s saw rivalry between two great paleontologists and a long battle including theft and bribery to make the best finds. The result was some of the earliest and most significant fossil finds in the United States. Through the Best Western’s decor, the Tallys hope to portay this history in a fun and engaging way. And with full-size dinosaur skeletons to attract attention, they are sure to succeed in this goal.

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