We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 100 Upper Revolution Way, Big Water, UT 84741
Phone Number: 435-675-3200
Website
Improve this listing
Description: Inside the Bureau of Land Management Visitor Center in Big Water, Utah...
Inside the Bureau of Land Management Visitor Center in Big Water, Utah, National Park Service rangers await those wanting to know more about the dinosaurs that dominated earth nearly 150 million years ago.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 19 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 11
    Excellent
  • 4
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Nice quick stop

This was a nice I scheduled stop. The Boeing is very modern and had nice displays. The interpreter was very knowledgeable. Worth a short visit! We stayed 20 minutes.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2013
teachertraveler28
,
Los Angeles, California
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

19 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
St. Albans, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Excellent attraction with a great view of the Dam, road bridge and Lake Powell. Free to park and enter and some very interesting detail on how the dam was built with videos and artefacts on display.

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Carlos, Mexico
Level Contributor
27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Don't miss this stop along the highway from Kanab to Lake Powell. The building houses a collection of fossils and dinosaur bones, has a small but excellent bookstore/gift shop, and the personnel are helpful in guiding you to appropriate hikes, etc. The building itself is interesting because it was designed in the shape of an ammonite, an ancient sea creature... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dallas, Texas, United States
Level Contributor
174 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We had this down as a planned stop on our way to Kanab Utah while on a family vacation. I wish I could rate it higher like other visitors, perhaps our expectations were just set too high. PROS: It is right of the highway, has ample parking, restrooms, and a nice break from driving. There are some cool dinosaur fossils... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This is well worth the stop, and won't take more than 30 minutes to an hour. It's small. Don't expect to see a full dinosaur skeleton. But they do have some neat skulls and other fossils including a full size tail and foot. What makes this stop so great is the story behind it. Merle works here and was one... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Pleasanton, California
Level Contributor
422 reviews
256 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 485 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This is pretty much a free local museum with a very knowledgeable guide. Worth taking a stop if you're not in a hurry .

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mesa, Arizona
Level Contributor
151 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I stopped at the Big Water, UT BLM visitor center to discuss the directions to the Wahweap Hoodoos. James was very helpful, gave me a map to the trailhead, once there it was a 3-5 mile hike to the first set of hoodoos (3-4 miles) then another mile to the main (white) hoodoos which is what I was aiming for.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Mesa, Arizona
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

We stopped by this visitor center on the way to hike to the Paria Rimrocks Toadstool Hoodoos. The highlight of the center is the dinosaur exhibit. There are actual dinosaur bones which have been found within 35 miles of the center. The center was staffed by Merle, who was extremely knowledgeable about dinosaur fossils found in the vicinity, as well... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
lancaster,pa
Level Contributor
18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

Great place to stop between Page and Kanab. They have a binder full of hikes and pictures of each trail head so you can get an idea of what to look for while you are driving. It was very helpful when finding the toadstools hike ( which is about 11 miles up the road ). The guy knows A LOT... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Salt Lake City, Utah
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

This was a very interesting place to visit, they have many cool things to see about dinosaurs. There was nothing to dislike about this area.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
47 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013 via mobile

This was a nice I scheduled stop. The Boeing is very modern and had nice displays. The interpreter was very knowledgeable. Worth a short visit! We stayed 20 minutes.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Big Water Visitor Center also viewed

 

Been to Big Water Visitor Center? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Big Water Visitor Center staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?