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Dinosaur Quarry

Dinosaur, CO
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Ranked #2 of 15 attractions in Dinosaur
Type: Natural History Museums, Monuments/ Statues
Description: Part of Dinosaur National Monument, the Quarry contains one of the highest concentrations of fossilized dinosaur bones from the Jurassic period.
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Denver
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103 reviews 103 reviews
33 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

We had an amazing time looking at this big hillside full of dinosaur bones. It was so cool. Our boys really loved it. You even get to touch a fossil. The kids really love the Jr. Ranger Program!

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

What more can I say - this place was fantastic and really well organised with a frequent free shuttle from the visitor centre to the quarry site (or a 1 mile-ish walk each way). The kids loved it, we loved it, and we all got to actually touch dinosaur bones. Hooray!

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Craig, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Awesome. I hadn't been to the quarry in about 25 years. Very nice new facilities. Excellent people working there to answer questions. My 7 year old went nuts for dinosaurs!

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Krefeld
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

..well...and since it's the largest accumulation of Dinosaur bones even we consider it a must...;-) So, if you are in the area and have an hour to spare after visiting Dinosaur Monument, this is the place to go!

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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50 reviews 50 reviews
40 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

The Dinosaur Quarry Visitor Center at Dinosaur National Monument is awesome! There are very few other places in the world that have the sheer number and wealth of dinosaur fossils on display as the "Dinosaur Wall" at this quarry. In fact, there are nearly 1500 dinosaur bones visible in the cliff face of the world-famous Carnegie Quarry! Many new species... More

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Duchesne, Utah
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

The tour guide spent time telling my son interesting facts about the dinosaur bones and also answered every question that he had.

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Green River, Wyoming
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

This is an amazing sight to behold... an entire side of a mountain, enclosed with a roof and walls, FULL of skeletons of dino's who met their fate millions of years ago. There are lots of displays, and one place where you may actualy touch one of the leg fossils in the rock. Worth the trip out to the National... More

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Vernal, Utah
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

Once you've seen the fossils, you've SEEN the fossils. I live here so I've been there at least 20 times. Fun the first time. Not worth the second go around.

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Peoria, Arizona
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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

Come here to see hundreds of partially excavated dinosaur bones swept to one spot by an ancient river. The riverbed tilted to become a hillside, now covered by a building so you can see the bones in comfort. One section at ground level is unprotected so you can see the bones right up close and touch them if you'd like... More

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Vernal, Utah, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

they have a lot of fun and interesting attractions. lots of history and they have videos. they also have a trolly ride up to where the wall of bones are and the kids can now touch some of the bones. i have a 4 year old and he LOVES it there. he has acutally been there twice since they re-opened... More

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