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Big Water Visitor Center

Address: 100 Upper Revolution Way, Big Water, UT 84741
Phone Number: 435-675-3200
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Ranked #7 of 13 Attractions in Big Water
Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Other
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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.
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Mesa, Arizona
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91 reviews 91 reviews
36 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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

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Mesa, Arizona
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 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

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15 helpful votes 15 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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81 reviews 81 reviews
40 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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43 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 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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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
40 helpful votes 40 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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116 reviews 116 reviews
67 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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