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Dinosaur National Monument

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Address: 11625 E 1500 S, Jensen, UT 84035
Phone Number: +1 435-781-7700
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Activities: Dig (archeology), Driving, Camping/rv
Description: 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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Paleo Dinosauer NP & Early Native American history

Pro: Park held good opportunities for outdoor trails, site self guided tours, plus to see a working ranch still operating within! Cool! Cons: was the Park quarry didn't open till... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Malott, Washington
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Malott, Washington
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Pro: Park held good opportunities for outdoor trails, site self guided tours, plus to see a working ranch still operating within! Cool! Cons: was the Park quarry didn't open till late 9:30, the info office not till 9, so materials for self guided tour limited. Worse yet, if travelling with pets, it is not possible to even carry them (protecting... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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13 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

The Dinosaur National Monument encompasses much more than the visitor's center and the quarry, but we spent most of our time at the center and quarry as well as the Titled Rocks Tour which is reviewed separately. The visitor's center is typical of most national park centers. It's well done and quite informative. The quarry is a very shot drive... More 

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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This was the first stop on a road trip we liked to call "Jurassic Park and the Big 5 Tour". Dinosaur National Monument, obviously, was our first stop, an we had Utah's 'Big 5' national parks ahead. This review covers the drive there, the visitor's center, the monument, and the hiking trails. Getting there: We drove out from Salt Lake... More 

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Silverthorne, Colorado
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Really cool spot. Amazing number of dinosaur bones @ the Quarry. The longer you look at the wall the more you see. Also beautiful camp grounds on the river and guidebook drive including petroglyphs and old homesteads

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Naperville, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Yes, you can touch dinosaur bones and all that. But, if you are not into fossils and dinosaurs, then you probably won't enjoy this park as much. We did drive to the Colorado side, and that side of the park is more scenic.

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Boulder, Colorado
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We camped here for a few days- for people coming from out of town, there are a lot of bugs near the campground as it is located near a lake. The hiking is minimal but covers petroglyphs, the pioneer living of a divorced woman in the area, her farm house is still there and of course the fossil areas. It's... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Really great fun and absolutely wonderous. This place is a truly unique experience, one of the few places on earth when you can see dinosaur fossils exposed on a large enclosed hill side, and you can even touch some of them too! We also took the self guided walking trail up to the monument and the driving tour afterwards around... More 

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Sandy, UT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This is a great way to learn about various large dinosaurs and see their fossils. Interesting geology lesson as well. There are petroglyphs to see along the road that leaves from near the Visitors Center which takes you to Josie Morris' homestead. All worth seeing, as well. Be sure and stop at the Visitors Center and get lots of information... More 

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Livingston, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Didn't really know what to expect. It was fantastic, that is if you are in to old bones. But the amount of fossils here is unbelievable. Well worth the stop if you are ever in the area.

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Seattle, Washington
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Dinosaur Nat'l Monument is a gem! We hadn't heard of this monument until a work assignment temporarily moved us to the area. The quarry is, of course, a must-see...but certainly not the only attraction. The Fossil Discovery Trail is a short hike (you can hike down from the quarry) & make sure to see the "Morrison Formation" on the trail... More 

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