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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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I fist came here when I was eleven years old and spent two summers on the Colorado side before it was open to the public while my dad worked on building the roads, overlooks and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Ashburn, Virginia
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Ashburn, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

I fist came here when I was eleven years old and spent two summers on the Colorado side before it was open to the public while my dad worked on building the roads, overlooks and picnic areas into the monument. I fell in love with it and have been coming back ever since. Start your tour at the quarry on... More 

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Fresno, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

We decided to get off the interstate a little on our cross country trek. Although it added a day, we were very happy we went here. We got an early start so we were able to drive up to the quarry. The exhibit is excellent. What I also noticed was the quiet. It was great to get away, even just... More 

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Hayward, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Once you get to the visitor center you take a tram up to the quarry wall. The wall is where the dinosaur bones and fossils are. It's a great experience even if you're not a dinosaur freak.

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Salem, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We visited the Quarry Visitor Center and the rangers there were very helpful in suggesting sites that would fit our interests, since we had limited time there. We took the shuttle, which runs every 15 minutes, to the 2-story Quarry Exhibit Hall. Ramps led from one level to another--nice for those with limited mobility. We learned a great deal about... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

If you have any interest in dinosaurs this is a must stop.the quarry visit is amazing. It's just a short tram ride feom the visitor center

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

For anyone interested in ancient dinosaurs and the evolution of the earth, this would be paradise. The dinosaur cliff wall which is the actual remains of prior digs was left filled with fossil bones. Some can be touched and seeing a 5 foot long femur bone is striking. A self-drive tour over the rest of the monument area leads to... More 

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Nantwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

My wife & I arrived early in an effort to beat the crowds and glad we did as by 1030am hordes of young children arrived making listing to the rangers talk on the site barely audible. The new air conditioned building which houses the exhibit is truly amazing, and the actual fossils visible at close range mind blowing. We decided... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

A must stop if passing near-by. Unlike most dinosaur displays which have the bones reconstructed, you get to experience what the archaeological dig site looks like with all the bones preserved on the face of the hill. Plenty of information in the exhibit offers a great learning experience too. If you decide to take the trail from the exhibit back... More 

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Dallas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Bout the only thing to do around where I stayed. Enjoyed the drive there because I stayed in my car and didn't have to deal with any people. Everyone that I dealt with or spoke to seemed very depressed or just not nice.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We did not get this place. I love our National Park Service, and the rangers were super friendly and nice, but I would recommend visiting this place in conjunction with another spot in the area. We noticed a lot of parents at our hotel making this place seem very exciting to their young kids, but we left and found better... More 

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

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