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Big Water Visitor Center

100 Upper Revolution Way, Big Water, UT 84741
435-675-3200
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Ranked #6 of 11 attractions in Big Water
Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers
Owner description: Inside the Bureau of Land Management Visitor Center in Big Water, Utah, National Park Service rangers await those wanting to know more about the... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Mesa, Arizona
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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

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lancaster,pa
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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

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Salt Lake City, Utah
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 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.

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Los Angeles, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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59 reviews 59 reviews
27 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

The dinosaur bones and fossils found in nearby excavations are very interesting, and the volunteer interpreter was well-versed on the exhibits. One of the "finds" is a previously-unknown species of dinosaur. This little gem of a visitor center is fairly close to Glen Canyon Dam, so it's definitely worth a visit if you're taking a tour of the dam.

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Wauconda, Illinois
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84 reviews 84 reviews
42 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013 via mobile

I had this "visitor center" down as an air conditioned stop while we visited Glen Canyon with 4 year olds who are dinosaur crazy. We pulled in on a Thursday afternoon to a sign stating their daily hours, with a piece of paper taped under it "closed Wednesday's and Thursday" I don't know if this is part of the response... More

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Chicago
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

If you know everything or nothing about dams, you need to visit and see first hand. One of the highlights of our trip.

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Kanab, Utah
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51 reviews 51 reviews
29 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2012

I'm really impressed by this little gem of a "visitor center" focused on paleontology & geology, great for kids & adults. Its a mini museum with a superb 30' mural of the Cretaceous Period, and fascinating exhibits displaying genuine dino specimens. The two Sr. Rangers working there know their stuff and remain enthusiastic and fully engaged with visitors. Another neat... More

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Charlottetown, Canada
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103 reviews 103 reviews
60 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2011

Ss soon as you walked in you felt like you were intruding on the staff. On Monday September 5th 2011 we stopped in the visitor center for some information. The women at the desk gave us the impression we were interupting her. All we got was little more than a grunt and a one word answer. The guy spritzing the... More

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