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Dinosaur National Monument

Address: 11625 E 1500 S, Jensen, UT
Phone Number: +1 435-781-7700
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Ranked #1 of 4 Attractions in Jensen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Dig (archeology), Driving, Camping/rv
Owner description: Dinosaurs once roamed here. Their fantastic remains are still visible embedded in the rocks. Today...
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Type: National Parks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Dig (archeology), Driving, Camping/rv
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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Boca Raton, Florida
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474 reviews 474 reviews
229 attraction reviews
404 helpful votes 404 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Driving around was interesting, but for me the highlight of my visit here was the dinosaur wall with its display of Jurassic bones. I've been on dinosaur digs, including a dig site of the Morrison Formation, with a time horizon of about 150 million years ago, that involved excavating Jurassic Period sauropods and therapods, some of which are represented here... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

I camped out here first, and if I wasn't so tired it would be an excellent place to go sky-gazing. The monument itself wasn't as much as I had imagined, but it was still really cool to see. I also liked their explanations for the geology of the area. If I had more time, I'd like to go hiking in... More 

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Heber City, Utah
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8 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

The wall with dinosaur bones is jaw dropping. You can touch the bones. It does not seem real it is so awesome. Hiking trails around the building with bones are fun and not difficult. We will go again and spend more time on trails. River rafting looks like fun as well.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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15 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

This is a beautiful place to visit and probably the reason a lot of people visit the area. The quarry is amazing and the guides have lots of interesting knowledge to share. The hiking is also great, but trails are not that well marked.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

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
54 helpful votes 54 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
37 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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19 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
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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