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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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Loved this stop! There was more here than I realized. The quarry was great! Even though I couldn't go hiking due to the rain, I still had fun. Clean facilities too!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Loved this stop! There was more here than I realized. The quarry was great! Even though I couldn't go hiking due to the rain, I still had fun. Clean facilities too!

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Hermiston, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Thought we'd stop by since we got the senior pass at Arches , we've been by it a couple times , but always on our way to somewhere .. Pretty impressive quarry exhibit , the built a building over the quarry with exposed bones galore sticking out of the rocks - Private vehicles ARE allowed , just have to drive... More 

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Houston, Texas
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126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

What an amazing presentation of in-situ dinosaur bones! The interpretive information was also well presented and Ranger Bill was a storehouse of fascinating information on any question he was asked. We walked the Trail afterwards and had a little picnic at one of the covered tables around the parking area. Highly recommended!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

The landscape is dinosauric (if such a word) as you drive to monument and then you ride tram after visitor's center film and illustrations to an actual dinosaur dig/wall (the quarry). This isn't Disneyland, it is the real thing! Wow! The Quarry has interactive video monitors to tell what bones go with what dinosaur and then you can actually touch... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

The wall of bones is amazing to see. To think there are thousands more in the cliffs that have yet to be discovered! The wall is easy to reach and the new building is perfect for quiet viewing. It was raining for days when we went and my husband decided to walk the trail. It was muddy but nothing like... More 

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SLC
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Disappointed we couldn't see the quarry. The tram was too high for my elderly mom to get on, and you cannot drive a car up there. The visitor center was crammed with people; not much to see besides the typical gift shop. A short drive up the canyon takes you past several petroglyphs/pictographs that are worth the stop and easy... More 

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Dan J, Manager at Dinosaur National Monument, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear about your experience and that you were unable to get to the Quarry. We allow visitors with accessibility needs to drive directly to the quarry in their own vehicle. There are signs posted at our visitor center informing people of this and staff always direct people to this option when asked. More 

Martinez, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

despite the rain, the scenery was beautiful. The history of the place is interesting; the dinosaur fossil wall is amazing. If I didn't have to be somewhere else, I would have liked to stay in either campground.

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Colorado Springs
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We purchased the $1 tour book that takes you to multiple numbered points along the road from the Visitor's Center to Josie's Cabin. I'd recommend the book even if you skip reading all of the points, there are a number of petroglyphs & pictographs along the route that you don't want to miss. Some take a bit of uphill hiking... More 

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Cedar Falls, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This site, on the Utah side, contains the Visitor's Center and the Quarry Exhibit Hall. For most visitor's, this is probably the place you are looking to visit. Within the visitor's center, there is a shop and activities for the kids to do. There is a shuttle that will run visitors up to the Quarry Exhibit Hall and runs every... More 

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San Francisco, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We added Dinosaur National Monument to our UT itinerary after a couple different people recommended it. The Quarry is the largest collection of dinosaur fossils in the world, and it's truly a walk back in time to see how they uncovered these buried gems and built a wall around the mountain to preserve and protect them. It's impressive! We stayed... More 

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