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Morrison, Colorado
The Town of Morrison is a Home Rule Municipality in Jefferson County, Colorado. The population was 428 at the 2010 census. This small foothills settlement is named after George Morrison (April 16, 1822 – June 11, 1895), a builder and businessman who left a mark not only on the town that now bears his name, but on the history of the entire area.

The picturesque town of Morrison has a tiny main street strip that is filled with restaurants, quaint shops and antique haunts. It is at the bottom of winding Bear Creek Canyon and is famous for the nearby natural outdoor concert venue, Red Rocks Amphitheatre.

Red Rocks Amphitheatre is the only naturally-occurring, acoustically perfect amphitheater in the world, and as such, Denver Arts & Venues understands the responsibility to not only maintain its natural beauty, but to operate as a sustainable venue. 

Just outside Morrison rests the high-end, critic-approved, wild-game establishment known as The Fort. A replica of Bent's Old Fort, the adobe is a celebration of the West; decor and Southwestern foods are the standard, as are quality wines and decadent desserts.

In 1976, the Morrison Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Bandimere Speedway is located just north of Morrison. In 1958, John Bandimere Sr. purchased a parcel of land on the west side of Denver nestled up against the Hogback leading up to the Rocky Mountains. He and his family began the process of constructing a small but efficient drag strip that was to be used to augment their auto parts business. It also was the fulfillment of a dream of John Sr.'s to provide a safe environment for young people to learn about cars and race them off the streets.

Morrison Museum is a small museum, of big discoveries! Discover Colorado's dinosaurs with expert guides and hands-on exhibits at Jefferson County's original paleontology museum. Encounter historic and modern fossil finds and see research in progress in the fossil preparation laboratory. The Museum continues to actively studying local paleontology.

Dinosaur Ridge is located nearby. In 1877, some of the best-known dinosaurs were first discovered by Arthur Lakes, a professor at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden. These included Apatosaurus; Stegosaurus, the Colorado State Fossil; and Allosaurus. These specimens represent animals that lived 150 million years ago in the Late Jurassic Period, also known as the "Age of Giants."

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