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Part of Dinosaur National Monument, the Quarry contains one of the...

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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Viewing in situ fossils was amazing. Based on the placement of the sun, it was slightly difficult to see some. To offset that and make the experience more interesting and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 8, 2015
Elaine B
Lecompton, Kansas, United States
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Lecompton, Kansas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Viewing in situ fossils was amazing. Based on the placement of the sun, it was slightly difficult to see some. To offset that and make the experience more interesting and educational, they have touch screens to magnify portions of the fossil wall which you can then activate a program which will super impose those bones onto a dinosaur and show... More 

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Pearland, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

The park rangers have a great program for all ages. They are very informative and excited about this exhibit.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The visitor center is beautiful, light and airy. the rangers knowledgeable and helpful. The tram is a quick 3 minute informative ride to the quarry. What an incredible experience. Seeing the fossils as they appear in the rock and dirt. Touching real bones and having a chance to see not only the dinosaurs, but real paleontology. I plan to return... More 

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Middleton, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The quarry is amazing. You can see a two-story quarry full of dinosaur bones and even be able to touch them. There is plenty of information available that is appropriate for both children and adults. We even took a ranger led hike which included locations with fossils and ancient drawings on the rocks (can't think of the official name at... More 

Thank scharleepenn
Macon, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Great experience. My kids 9, 8, and 3 really enjoyed it. Great rangers present. My crew did the walk back to the visitor center. I was a little nervous with my 3-year old near some of the drops... but my entire crew enjoyed it. Yes, my whole family loved it. If you hike it, watch out for snakes.

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Greeley, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

The quarry is the reason you come to visit Dinosaur National Monument. Things you need include water, a camera & binoculars if you want to get a great view of the bones. There are a few areas within the quarry building where you can touch the bones too. Most of the dinosaurs found here are not the well known ones... More 

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Naperville, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

instead of seeing a complete set of dinosaur bones, you see this exposed side of a hill where dinosaur bones are half excavated and half buried. It gives you a very different perspective.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

A visit to Dinosaur National Monument is not complete unless you visit the Dinosaur Quarry. There are hundreds of dinosaur fossils that were uncovered on the mountain side and now on protected display in a covered building. You can even touch one of the fossils. A Park Ranger is available to provide additional information and to answer questions.

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Bellevue, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

So cool to see all the dinosaur fossils. And you can even touch some of them! Our young boys were enthralled, and so were we as adults! Really well done.

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Apopka, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

You must see the Dinosaur Quarry when you go to Dinosaur National Monument. Kids would really enjoy seeing the quarry and reading all about it. There is a park ranger that is really informative and will answer any questions. If driving your car then get there by 8:00 or you will have to take the shuttle bus up to the... More 

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