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Zigong Dinosaur Museum

Dashanpu Town, Da'an District, Zigong 643013, China
0813-5801235,0813-5802095,0813-5801234
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Ranked #1 of 32 Attractions in Zigong
Type: Natural History Museums
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34 reviews 34 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Get bus 35 to the station. Head out other side. Turn right, walk 300m and you are at an extraordinary museum. Despite its brilliance, 2 hours is sufficient.

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Shanghai, China
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Lots of fossils and complete life-sized skeletons of the entire dinosaur. We wish there were more dinosaurs... but aside from that, it was great.

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Brisbane, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Our sole reason for coming to Zigong was the museum, and it was really interesting. I saw things here that I have never seen elsewhere, and our children were fascinated and amazed for the entire visit. The indoor dig was truly awesome, and the opportunity to see something like that is something that will always stay with me. It was... More

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Rathangan, Ireland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

About two hours by car outside Chengdu, new motorways are great. Zigong Dino museum is shaped like a Stegasuarous. nicly laid out with loads of skeletons. Also has the dig site to see how they were found. Some really cool stuff. Not 100% professional and the gift shop certinally missed out on some business due to lack of merchindise (T-shirts... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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119 reviews 119 reviews
30 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

a good enough reason to travel all the way to the middle of China! Zigong belongs to Cheng-Du canton which is actually famous for panda. Never knew it existed! It was impressive how they reserved the pit and the remains of the dinosaurs and everything. But just the display could do better, be more interactive.

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Rotterdam
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

This museum is fun for adults as well! I especially loved the dinosaur skeletons, which are put together as they were when the dinosaurs were alive. Some are huge! The English descriptions were informative and funny at times, like a family of dinosaurs "romantically eating and strolling together." The life-size replicas of dinosaurs outside the museum building need some maintenance... More

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Adelaide
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

This museum not only had wonderful displays in its museum building, the landscaping and mock-ups outside were also very good. The 4D movie at the museum was great.

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Vastervik, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

This has to be one of the best dinosaur museums in the world! Really worth a big detour to go to this museum. Inside the museum a big part of an excavation site is showed with lots of dinosaur fossils displayed in the ground. They have also rebuilt many big dinosaurs out of discouvered fossils. Lots of signs and explanations... More

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Portland, Oregon
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198 reviews 198 reviews
35 attraction reviews
173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

Our main reason for visiting Zigong was to see the Zigong Dinosaur Museum. My grandson is a dinosaur "expert" and was thrilled with the museum (he's been to several in the states). As you enter the grounds the most obvious thing you see is that the main building is shaped like a dinosaur. Then as you move to the actual... More

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Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

One of the best I've seen of this kind of museum. The inside was great and the outside 'interesting'.

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