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“Excellent museum” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Zigong Dinosaur Museum

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
4.0 of 5 stars 33 Reviews
Type: Natural History Museums, Museums
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Vastervik, Sweden
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Excellent museum”
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 in english.

Visited October 2012
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Portland, Oregon
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220 reviews 220 reviews
36 attraction reviews
Reviews in 113 cities Reviews in 113 cities
194 helpful votes 194 helpful votes
“A wonderful dinosaur museum”
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 dig site and museum, you travel through an outdoor diorama containing full-size replicas of the dinosaurs that you will see once in the museum. This was very helpful in knowing what each of the dinosaurs looked like.

The dinosaur skeletons in the museum are very well done and posed in small dioramas. One includes three members of a family grazing on a small knoll.

Some of the rarest dinosaur fossils are on display here - one-of-a-kinds, oldest, largest, etc. They even have a fossil clearly showing the skin impression of an early dinosaur.

This it a top-notch dinosaur museum that is not to be missed if you are at all interested in paleontology!

Visited October 2012
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Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Well worth the visit”
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'.

Visited June 2012
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Dongguan, China
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113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
“Great for the kids”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2012

We decided to change our schedule and take the kids to the Zigong dinosaur museum given it's claim to fame as one of the world largest museums on dinosaurs. It was easy to find and admission quite cheap. Given the spring festival period we expected it to be packed which it was but still ok to walk and enjoy the site without the normal mayhem.
The site has some good full size moving replica dinosaurs that the kids enjoyed. The museum was very good and had a good variety of displays. Don't bother with the 4D show it's certainly not to a standard worth spending money or time on. Overall good value and fun for the kids.

Visited January 2012
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