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Dinosaur National Monument

11625 East 1500 South, Jensen, UT 84078
+1 435-781-7700
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There are two parts to Dinosaur National Monument. One in Utah and the other just across the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
BobUpNorth
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Up North Wisconsin
Well worth visit!!!

I was very impressed. There was much more to this park than dinosaur bones, which was what we came... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
NyonyaLady
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Mesquite, Nevada
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Dinosaurs once roamed here. Their fantastic remains are still visible embedded in the rocks. Today, the mountains, desert and untamed rivers flowing in deep canyons, support an array of life. Petroglyphs hint at earlier cultures. Later, homesteaders and outlaws found refuge here. Whether your passion is science, adventure, history or scenery, Dinosaur offers much to explore.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“dinosaur bones” (144 reviews)
“visitor center” (104 reviews)
“exhibit hall” (21 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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11625 East 1500 South, Jensen, UT 84078
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Reviewed yesterday

There are two parts to Dinosaur National Monument. One in Utah and the other just across the border in Colorado. The dinosaur fossils are only visible on the Utah side. The fossils are in a building with two walking levels and are visible from both....More

Thank BobUpNorth
Reviewed 2 days ago

I was very impressed. There was much more to this park than dinosaur bones, which was what we came to see. Unfortunately, we didn't have any time to spend in it other than the fossils. There is a short hiking trail you can take up...More

Thank NyonyaLady
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Absolutely stunning and completely mesmerising. The scale and number of fossils is stunning and the auto tour is so well worth doing. Absolutely brilliant morning here.

Thank Foodfanatic65
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a natural stop between Rocky Mountain National Park and Grand Teton/Yellowstone, if you're driving through. You can stay overnight in nearby Vernal, Utah (plenty of hotels, eating spots). You only have to allow an hour or so here, but it's near the road...More

Thank pabirds
Reviewed 5 days ago

We enjoyed the display in the fossil building... hundreds of dinosaur fossils literally sticking out of the ground. Sorry that the hiking trail was closed for reconstruction that day.

Thank BigC320
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I finally was able to get here and was very happy with the monument! The quarry exhibit was really cool to see - I stayed down below at first before heading upstairs which had a lot more people and kids. If you like dinosaur bones,...More

Thank katebrymom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I drove down the long 4X4 road in our Tacoma truck to Echo Park Campground. I would recommend a 4-wheel-drive vehicle for this drive. I would also avoid this road if it has been raining. The campground was nice and not crowded....More

Thank J R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Interested enough in Dinasours and fossils, our visit far exceeded expectations. The landscape including gorgeous views of The Green and The Yampa Rivers, the mountains, rock formations, and petroglyphs was beautiful. Visiting Ms. Morris Cabin and learning about this innovative pioneer was a highlight. Highly...More

Thank VAD859
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The visitors center is a very fun place to visit and learn. The only disappointment was the closed hiking trail.

Thank Donald B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Quarry wall with the fossil bones of dozens of dinousaur types and the full size bone replicas of both meat-eating and plant-eating dinos made this park a must see for anyone interested in nature and its distant past. Children there showed real curiosity and...More

Thank VAcouple48
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DiAnna_7545
May 21, 2017|
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Response from Dan J | Property representative |
Hi DiAnna, That is incorrect. All roads and trails are open except for one, which is the fossil discovery trail that connects the exhibit hall and the visitor center. Everything else is open.
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Michele G
May 19, 2017|
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Response from Dan J | Property representative |
Hi Michele, The Green River Campground is the closest to the visitor center and Utah entrance. Memorial Day weekend is one of the few weekends where the campground will fill. I'd recommend getting there as early in the day... More
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Muslimmomof3
April 12, 2017|
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Response from Dan J | Property representative |
Vernal, Utah is the closest community to the Utah side of the monument where the Dinosaur fossils are located, about a 30 minute drive. Vernal has a variety of lodging options.
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