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Dinosaur National Monument

11625 E 1500 S, Jensen, UT
+1 435-781-7700
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Ranked #1 of 4 Attractions in Jensen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Dig (archeology), Driving, Camping/rv
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Owner description: 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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Hong Kong, China
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104 attraction reviews
223 helpful votes 223 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

We were looking for a stop between Yellowstone and The Arches and were recommended this general area. The drive was spectacular thru the Flaming Gorge area. We camped at the Green River campground inside the Utah section of the NM. Campground was beautiful. We drove around the NM checking out the Petroglyphs, the old cottage etc. All nice but the... More

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Glendora, Ca
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25 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This was a fantastic visit. Great interpretative exhibits, both prehistory and recent history interpreted at the site. Seems like two parks as straddles Utah and Colorado, with the west side (Utah) the geologic interpretation and fossil beds, while the east side (in Colorado) is more scenic vistas and higher terrain.

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Helena, MT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

What a great place. We had not planned on going here but it was just off the road and didn't seem to take long. And it was absolutely worth it. What an amazing jumble of major fossils in place. I've seen dinosaurs reassembled in several museums but here was an amazing amount as found. Neat.

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prior lake mn
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

The quarry is a super easy drive from Vernal. The abundance of fossilized dino bones remaining in the wall is amazing and they are so easy to see and access. The quarry by itself met my expectations. Then I continued on to see the Green River, petroglyphs and the Josie Morris cabin and they were extra bonus. The petroglyphs (Fremont... More

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Alfreton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I particularly enjoyed seeing all the different fossils in the specially designed fossil wall. It was also enjoyable driving down Cub Creek road right to the send to see where Josie Morris lived.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Wonderful drive east of Vernal, Utah and along the Green River. The park rangers were very nice and friendly. Take the drive past the visitors center to the old cabin and petroglyphs it will be well worth it.

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Littleton, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

When I was at the Utah side of Dinosaur National Monument, it was amazing! While the Colorado side has lots of canyons, most of the Dinosaurs are in Utah. Despite that, I still had a great time here, especially with the giant dinosaur bone wall. Overall, the prehistoric worth of this park has never been so high.

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Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

It's a really long way from anything so be sure someone in your party really loves dinosaurs before making the journey to this park. Very nice, new buildings and fun short tram ride to see the dino bones. Doesn't take much time.

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Martinsville, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

The scenery is spectacular on the Harper's Corner Road scenic drive accessed from the Colorado section of the monument. In the Utah section of the monument, we enjoyed the Quarry Exhibit Hall located. The hike to the hall from the visitor's center is moderate except for the last 100 yards.

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Sacramento CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

The Dinosaurs are no more, but they left behind their bones. Take time to go to the Dinosaur Momument and see these bones and wonder at their size.. After you tour the exhibits in the Carnegie Quarry Exhibit Hall, drive the road to Josie Morris cabin. Along the way, note the artwork left by American Indians on the rocks.

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