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Dinosaur National Monument

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Address: 11625 East 1500 South, Jensen, UT 84078
Phone Number: (435) 781-7700
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Dinosaurs once roamed here. Their fantastic remains are still visible...

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.

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Well worth the visit

We had never heard of Dinosaur NM before planning our vacation and noticed it was not too far off one of the highways we would be traveling and decided to spend an hour or so... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Cullman, Alabama
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Cullman, Alabama
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had never heard of Dinosaur NM before planning our vacation and noticed it was not too far off one of the highways we would be traveling and decided to spend an hour or so visiting. 5 hours later we got back on the road after a great visit. It was neat to touch Dino bones in situ and the... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A huge cliif, full of Dino bones! A big part of this cliff has been covered, building the quarry exhibit hall, so you are able to see it in a cool atmosphere, and at 2 levels, be very close to it, even touch some of them. Good additional exhibits, good introductory film at the VC, convenient transportation from VC to... More 

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Thank Carlos T
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This park was amazing not only to our dinosaur-obsessed 8 year old but also to her more worldly parents. The quarry highlights Jurassic dinosaur bones partially excavated from the cliff-side- very impressive. The rest of the park has gorgeous scenery, by day and by night- we went to a star-gazing talk one night given by park rangers. Be warned though-... More 

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Thank Shannon L
Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was amazing to learn about the discovery of the dinosaur bones, how much they have removed and where it's gone in the world. It was amazing to learn about the discovery of the dinosaur bones, how much they have removed and where it's gone the world, out the dinosaurs. Amazing wall of bones

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Thank chrismone
New Port Richey, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We spent about 6 hours at the park. If you go early (before the tram starts running @ 9:30 AM) you can drive your personal vehicle to the top of the hill where the building is that houses the dinosaur bones still "stuck" in the wall where they were discovered. If you use the tram it runs every 15 minutes... More 

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Beulah, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have been to the main quarry multiple times, and it is still amazing every time we go. It is a first rate visitor center and experience, and especially one the kids will love. You don't want to miss the short drive down the main rd to the petroglyphs on the side of the mountain/rock face. It is maybe 10... More 

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Topeka, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a great place to visit and stay. The quarry exhibit was amazing, the petroglyphs - two separate places - were exciting to see and Josie Bassett's cabin and homestead was a footstep into the past. We also stayed at the Green Mountain Campground for two nights. It was nice place and close to the Green River. There was... More 

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Pinehurst, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was expecting a small place with a few bones and that's about it. Boy was I ever wrong! This location is one of the better locations that has an outstanding exhibit of the past. One starts with the introductory film at the visitors center, then jump on the tram out to the exhibit building. Handicap accessible...one can drive up... More 

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Thank TOM A
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our stop at DNM a couple weeks ago- but wish we would've had time to explore longer! We got junior ranger programs in the visitor center (free), rode the tram to the quarry to see the wall of dinosaur bones (very cool and beautiful scenery on the tram ride), and then turned in our junior ranger programs... More 

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Thank Tklk1964
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There is much more to do here than see dinosaur fossils, but I wish there were more sites. The Quarry Center is very impressive. Bure and use the 3 kiosks on the upper level to help you spot the various bones. I hope they add more kiosks, even if they only duplicate the 3 they already have. I do t... More 

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