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Dinosaur National Monument

11625 East 1500 South, Jensen, UT 84078
+1 435-781-7700
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If you have a kid that loves dinosaurs....

If you have a kid that loves dinosaurs, this is a must visit. I myself was never a big dino fan... read more

Reviewed yesterday
BFriday
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Tampa, Florida
Real bones

How wonderful and amazing that someone thought to save and showcase dinosaur bones as they are in... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Schep2014
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Huntsville, Alabama
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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.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“exhibit hall” (21 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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11625 East 1500 South, Jensen, UT 84078
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Reviewed yesterday

If you have a kid that loves dinosaurs, this is a must visit. I myself was never a big dino fan, yet I found this extremely interesting. I honestly figured I would let my partner wander and I would sit quietly till he was finished,...More

Thank BFriday
Reviewed 3 days ago

How wonderful and amazing that someone thought to save and showcase dinosaur bones as they are in the rock. And how fantastic that it is so easy to get to. Take advantage of the little shuttle buses. They run constantly and all the drivers are...More

Thank Schep2014
Reviewed 6 days ago

The quarry, which is behind and above the visitors center, is the only place with actual dinosaur bones, so it's a first stop must-see and not disappointing. If you get there before 9AM, you might be able to drive up to the quarry lot; otherwise,...More

Thank graewolf
Reviewed 1 week ago

As usual, our first stop was at the Visitor Center. We checked out the interesting interpretive exhibits and gift store and then watched an entertaining thirty minute movie about the history of the park. The first monument was established in 1915 to protect the quarry...More

Thank Steve C
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is remote, which is a good thing. We went in July after spending some time in Steamboat Springs. The temperature was moderate, surprisingly. We went in through the Colorado entrance the first day and drove out to the trail at the end of Harper's...More

Thank jim8225
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Plan your visit and make sure you allow enough time here. It's fascinating and it's huge! Lots of fabulous information, campsites and picnic areas to enjoy. The Park Staff was friendly and informatics. We only had one day but managed to take in the both...More

Thank Lesley M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Getting to this out-of-the-way place on the border of Colorado and Utah is definitely worth the drive. The scenery is spectacular, with broad views of mountains, cliffs and river. But the real breath-stopper is the building built to shield a cliff face loaded with fossilized...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are two entrances to this National Monument. Be sure to go in the entrance in Utah in order to see the fossils in situ on the side of the mountain/hill. The visitor center is very informative, but the best part is walking through the...More

Thank Joe J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived at the Visitor Center of Dinosaur National Monument in Vernal at about 9:30. Watched the 12 intro video, then took the shuttle to see the fossils. After spending about 30 minutes there, we headed back to the visitor center. I told one of...More

Thank LeeAnn L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is amazing. The mountains are beautiful and the river is too. We ended up not having the time to go to see the actual dinosaur bones but the whole park is just stunning. We only had 2 days but wished we could have...More

Thank trishakelley
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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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