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Dinosaur National Monument

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Address: 11625 East 1500 South, Jensen, UT 84078
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+1 435-781-7700
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Dinosaurs once roamed here. Their fantastic remains are still visible...

Dinosaurs once roamed here. Their fantastic remains are still visible embedded in the rocks. Today, the mountains, desert and untamed rivers flowing in deep canyons, support an array of life. Petroglyphs hint at earlier cultures. Later, homesteaders and outlaws found refuge here. Whether your passion is science, adventure, history or scenery, Dinosaur offers much to explore.

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A great place to visit

We started off at the quarry which is amazing if you are interested in Dinosaurs or geology. It is incredible to see so many dinosaur bones on display. While we were there there... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Hazel C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We started off at the quarry which is amazing if you are interested in Dinosaurs or geology. It is incredible to see so many dinosaur bones on display. While we were there there was a guided fossil walk about to start. We went along and the ranger was great. She talked about the geology and changing environments as well as... More 

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Thank Hazel C
Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

This is for the Utah entrance! If you enter in Colorado, you won't see dinosaur bones. We came during off season (December) so the ranger led us to the main hall with us following him in our car. It was just us and the ranger to give us a wonderful tour of this amazing natural wonder. Basically, a mountain forming... More 

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Wellington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Very interesting visitor center with lots of educational exhibits and info. Once you go through the initial visitor center, you are taken by tram to the Quarry Exhibit Center, which in itself is a marvel. The center houses a wall of dinosaur bones, which they believe were caught in a flash flood and all ended up in the same area.... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

When we visited the Fossil Bone Quarry in September, our main goal was to see the dinosaur bones and to explore the petroglyphs in the park. The exhibition hall and the presentation of the dinosaur fossils are really great, and this is one of the main highlights of this monument. However, the most interesting part for us was exploring the... More 

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Spanish Fork, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

This is really an amazing treasure. We. Old have looked all day. My 9 year old and myself were mesmerized trying to imagine all of the dinosaurs and how the bones linked. The child activity and badge were great to have the kids process a bit more as well. Incredible to have such an amazing treasure so close to home.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

The wall of dinosaur bones is mind blowing. We loved all the rock art throughout the park. This time of year is not super crowded so we loved being able to stop and go as we pleased without too much trouble. We also saw wild turkeys near the river that was super neat to see.

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San Francisco, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

My 9 year old little paleontologist spent almost all day looking at uncountable dino bones in the main quarry. it was totally amazing. Park ranger was also having very interesting dino educational demonstration for kids as well. They were very knowledgeable about anything prehistoric. You can even touch some embedded bones. Not only the history but also all other dinosaurs... More 

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Marietta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Never thought we would be able to see fossils in their 'unexcavated' state! Educational! Informative, and just plain fun! It is mesmerising... hard to believe places like this actually exist. Dinosaurs brought up close...but not in a typical museum. Beautiful country!

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Thank David C
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Where else in the world would you find such an extensive range of dinosaur fossils housed in such an impressive all weather building? This display is a one of a kind and not to be missed by any traveller to this region. Stunning and unforgettable. Incredibly there is still more. A short drive further into the park are excellent ancient... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

This was such a pleasant surprise. We were underwhelmed, and expecting little, as we left the visitors center at the entry Gate. However, just a quick trip up the hill to the quarry changed that. Inside a beautiful building is housed the hillside that has been chipped away to reveal thousands of dinosaur bones. More than 1500 are still in... More 

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