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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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Spend half a day, or several days

We got there early-ish and drove to the fossil building, so no waiting on the shuttle. The fossils and the presentation are mind-boggling and help give a sense of the actual size... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Barboursville, Virginia
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Barboursville, Virginia
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We got there early-ish and drove to the fossil building, so no waiting on the shuttle. The fossils and the presentation are mind-boggling and help give a sense of the actual size of the dinosaurs. The Cub Creek drive offers a quick, easy tour into many of this section of the park's features. Visit the campground by the river to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

The visitors center was nice and the was staff friendly. There is a quick tram ride up to the quarry, which is indoors and air conditioned. We we able to get some great photos with the family and my son enjoyed running around looking at everything. Fun visit.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The landscapes are truly fabulous, but the visitor centre and fossil deposit site are disappointing. This is extremely sad as the fossil face, in particular, is extraordinary. However, a visit here is badly effected by the extremely poor displays, almost total lack of any effective information and lack of working displays.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We got there shortly after 8 as we heard after 9.15 you can't drive up anymore. It was quiet and we got to spend a lot of time at the quarry. Wonderful clean bathrooms at visitor center as well! wish I had more time to do some hikes, but I'll be back. We enjoyed it.

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Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We arrived about 9:30 so the crowd was going up while we were coming down. The quarry is amazing--very well done, with many bones very obvious. Plan to spend 1-2 hours.

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Muscatine, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We ventured out to Utah for vacation, as the kids wanted to see dinosaur bones. The national monument did NOT disappoint!! We recommend the park ranger -led tour, as they will point out bones in the rocks that you would not see without being shown. Also, they provide a history lesson to the young ones. All of the staff were... More 

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Clifton, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I travel the country taking photos of all the National Parks, National Monuments, etc. and this place while interesting from a scholastic perspective was not really a great place for photography. I went on the tour and while great for school kids, did not keep my interest. I left the tour and walked ahead finding what little there was to... More 

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Zhuhai, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We needed a camp site, so we thought we would go to Dinosaur monument, besides camping in the most beautiful desert landscape, we had a bonus of the bone collection too, as my wife called it. In the morning we went back to the visitors centre, took their shuttle, the short distance to the exhibition. It was an eye opener,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Had a great time here the museum is nicely done. We also took a hike. Great fun but July is HOT and we could have planned better with extra water. The rangers were all very helpful and great with children.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

After a stop at the visitor center and quarry itself, we took a short hike near the quarry. My son was very excited to discover dinosaur fossils in their natural state right along the trail. I recommend you arrive in the morning as we arrived on a Monday, mid day in July and it was hot and the quarry trail... More 

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Address: 11625 E 1500 S, Jensen, UT 84035
Phone Number: +1 435-781-7700
Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Jensen

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