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“If you love dinosaurs, you should go here!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Dinosaur Quarry

Dinosaur Quarry
Dinosaur, CO
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Ranked #2 of 15 Attractions in Dinosaur
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Natural History Museums, Museums
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Owner description: Part of Dinosaur National Monument, the Quarry contains one of the highest concentrations of fossilized dinosaur bones from the Jurassic period.
Salt Lake City, Utah
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78 reviews 78 reviews
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“If you love dinosaurs, you should go here!”
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 of dinosaurs have been discovered at the quarry and dinosaur bones from Dinosaur National Monument are on display in museums throughout the world.

Dinosar National Park is a great place to visit if you are interested in dinosaurs and paleontology and fascinating even if you aren't.

To see the Carnegie Quarry you must be escorted by a Park Ranger. Tours are scheduled everyday and multiple times throughout the day. Check the park's web page for more information. The museum at the vistor center doesn't have much to see so you'll really want to see the quarry. I promise, it's awesome.

Visited December 2012
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Duchesne, Utah
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“Fun”
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.

Visited July 2012
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Green River, Wyoming
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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“Dinasour graveyard full of skeletons”
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 Park to see.

Visited July 2012
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Vernal, Utah
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“Been there done that.”
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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“Nowhere else like it to see and touch real dinosaur bones”
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 to. Enter at the top of the building by taking the ramp up. The displays will make more sense that way than if you enter by the lower level door. The ramp makes things easily accessible by wheelchair or stroller.

Visited September 2012
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