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Address: 100 Upper Revolution Way, Big Water, UT 84741
Phone Number: 435-675-3200

Inside the Bureau of Land Management Visitor Center in Big Water, Utah,...

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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Nothronychus Graffami

On a typical stop at a visitor center we ask for hiking suggestions and driving directions and then skedaddle. But on this occasion we walked into a Utah dinosaur mini-museum... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Olathe, Kansas
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Olathe, Kansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

On a typical stop at a visitor center we ask for hiking suggestions and driving directions and then skedaddle. But on this occasion we walked into a Utah dinosaur mini-museum featuring giant skulls and a wall-filling mural. It also featured Merle Graffam on staff, he who discovered a certain Nothronychus and after whom that dinosaur is named. Merle is gracious,... More 

Thank Cardinalis
Moon Township, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Just popped in and saw dinosaur fossils that were found in the area. They are still finding bones and fossils throughout the Utah desert. Pretty cool, I thought!

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Canberra Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow - met a guide here who actually found a dinosaur and told us all about it. He showed us so much information about the history of the area the visit was a rally great find. Loved it!

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Bowie, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2016

On our way out of Page on the way to Bryce Canyon, we stopped in to see what they had as one of my daughters works at the Smithsonian and loves dinosaurs. While the center isn't large, it has some interesting exhibits. Like others have noted, we were fortunate that Merle Graffam was working that day. He is an amateur... More 

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Grass Valley, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

This is a great little Visitor Center with quite a neat selection of dinosaur fossils and we happened to stop in while Merle Graffam was in, which was super interesting.. He had great stories and info about dinosaur digs he had personally been on and we learned dinosaurs had feathers.. I never knew that! There is a small bookstore, but... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2016

Good dinasaur exhibit. Surprisingly, Big Water is sort of the epic center of dinasaur exvacations these days. Resident expert there with lots of info. Fun for a short stop.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2016

Adults and children - this is the place to stop for education on dinosaurs. Our group of six adults were mesmerized by Merle Graffam's talk on the discovery of dinosaurs in the Grand Staircase-Escalante area. Did you know that dinosaurs had feathers? Find out more if Merle happens to be at the center. Merle explains the mural of the Cretaceous... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2016 via mobile

This visitor center is very useful for people travelling to various national parks and monuments in the southern Utah around Big Water, UT. You can get advice regarding hikes, road conditions, attractions in the area.

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St. George, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2016

Stop in here to get whatever information you need to see the nearby sights. While you're there check out the fossils and local area displays and information. A lot of people bypass visitor centers when they visit National parks and monuments. I can't figure out why since they are free and informative and typically a good place to use a... More 

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Leesburg, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2016

This is a visitor center that we have visited several times on our trips to southern Utah and Page areas. Each time we go, there is something new that has been discovered. A large mural of the Cretaceous Era covers one wall. Be sure to pick up a copy of this with identifications for each animal included on the back.... More 

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