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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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Yes, I want to touch a 149 million year old Dino!

This was a fun little stop on the way to Colorado. It's pretty impressive to see a wall of dinosaur bones AND you get to touch a real 149 + million year old Dino bone! I really... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This was a fun little stop on the way to Colorado. It's pretty impressive to see a wall of dinosaur bones AND you get to touch a real 149 + million year old Dino bone! I really liked the exhibit as you walk in on the right in the small case showing the size of each dinosaur in relation to... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Interesting place, you can see real dinosaur bones protruding from the mountain. There is no specimen that is complete, or mounted. All the bones are mixed in the ground, but you can get an idea of how they were found in real life and the story. The dinosaur displays were a cast, the real mounted dinosaurs are found at different... More 

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Excellent park to visit. We went to the Utah side and went to the Dinosaur Quarry which was fantastic. There are so many bones and fossils to see there plus the building is built around the quarry. Inside the building it was air conditioned which was great when we went. It was very hot out. The whole family will enjoy... More 

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

I only visited the Utah side of the monument. This side has the fossils and petroglyphs. The visitor's center s small, but has interesting information. There is also an auto tour guide for only $1. The fossil quarry hall is a short distance from there. Plenty of well preserved fossils. There is also many petroglyphs along the auto route, as... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Very cheap at $10 per vehicle. You start at the visitor center, where you get on a short but fun tram ride that takes you up the mountain to the quarry. Once you arrive at the quarry you are able to see dinosaur bones still in the earth and partially uncovered. In addition they allow you to touch many of... More 

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Idaho Falls, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

We all enjoyed the monument. We took the self guided auto tour and enjoyed the scenery and petroglyphs. The quarry with the wall of fossils was amazing. Be sure to spend $1 for the auto tour pamphlet just past the quarry turn off.

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Lander, Wyoming, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Wow, what a unique experience. This monument is vast, however most people probably think about the Quarry exhibit hall. It is truly unique and well worth a visit and very inexpensive at only $10 per car at this time. Very impressive fossil experience. There are also many miles of hiking, camping, float trips, petroglyphs and other activities available for those... More 

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Avon, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

This park is just phenominal, and is an example of how our park system works to preserve history for future generations. The initial structure started to fail and this location was shut down and now has a world class structure to exhibit these early Dino Digs!! Well worth the seven mile drive especially for the kids!!

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aurora, colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The exhibit at the quarry was very unique. One wall of the building is the actual side of the hill of the excavation site. Will definitely recommend to friends a visit to the monument.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We were driving by & had decided not to stop but changed our minds at the last minute. It's only 7 miles off the highway. You go into the visitors center then take a tram, which runs every 15 min, up to the museum. Oh my goodness! So many bones & you can actually touch some of them...149 million years... More 

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