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Big Water Visitor Center

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Inside the Bureau of Land Management Visitor Center in Big Water, Utah, National Park Service rangers await those wanting to know more about the dinosaurs that dominated earth nearly 150 million years ago.
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100 Upper Revolution Way, Big Water, UT 84741
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped to get directions and map for Toadstool Hoodoos... Used the restrooms but no water at the beginning November. Took a look at the souvenir shop - all the same as the Dam's visitors center. the Dinosaur exhibition probably more interesting for kids.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank onova2014
Reviewed October 7, 2018

This center is conveniently located about 10 minutes away from the trailhead for the Toadstool Hoodoos trail. Stop here before your hike for directions and information. The center has flush restrooms, potable water, picnic tables, and a small number of dinosaur fossils on display.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 13, 2018

Was driving home after the Christmas Holidays through beautiful southern Utah and passed this site. We turned around and weren't sorry we did. The fossils in the museum are amazing! I've shown the pictures to students here in Thailand and they love how they are...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Dean E
Reviewed July 12, 2018

When we arrived we had only a vague idea of the area, we left and knew exactly where to go and what to see. Very professional, easy explanations and very kindly. Can't find better.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank DanielaM1802
Reviewed July 4, 2018

Right now there are several examples of ceratops on display, including the Nasutoceratops titusi, which is named for a local paleontologist, Dr. Alan Titus. The staff is knowledgeable, and if you are lucky, one of the paleontologists working across the highway may be there as...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed May 27, 2018

We stopped by here one day too late, having tried unsuccessfully the day before to find the Wahweap Hoodoos on our own. Directions are provided at the visitor center, along with a fascinating look at the landforms in this region millions of years ago along...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank SFantle101
Reviewed April 20, 2018 via mobile

Great little information center. Staff were helpful and there is a cool dinosaur exhibit that shows the progression of dinosaurs through the area. Got some really helpful information on hiking the area also. Bathrooms needed some attention but they were pretty clean. There is also...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed April 5, 2018

I just had the worst conversation with someone at the visitor center named Rich MacBeth. I was calling to ask about water sources on Smoky Mtn Rd and all I got was one word answers and attitude. I normally don't post reviews like this, and...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Brandon J
Reviewed November 14, 2017

I've stopped here a few times to meet our guide and their dinosaur exhibit always surprises me. They have a good collection on display and the staff has always been very friendly. The bathrooms have been in excellent condition and open even when the actual...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank slorin721
Reviewed November 11, 2017

Visited this small center with its exhibits of dinosaurs and time lines that are related to the geography of the local area. Interesting talking to the gentleman who discovered a complete dinosaur locally which is now named for him.

Date of experience: November 2017
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