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

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2016
arkolski
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Bowie, Maryland
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Bowie, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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 stars 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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Glendale
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5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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 stars 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 stars 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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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016

This may be a small place but it is informative and educational. It was here where I learned that the site (region) with the largest fossil find in north America. Adults and children will find this modest place worth a visit.

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Page, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

Ask for James, but they're all great guides.Many of our claims to fame are the dinosaurs found not far from this very spot. These guides will give you the most thorough geologic history you could ever find for free. This is great for the children and adults. The have a store filled with educational gifts for the kids.

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Mevaseret Zion, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Very educating with very special findings. The service is very good and there is nothing that I disliked..

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