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Dinosaur National Monument

11625 East 1500 South, Jensen, UT 84078
+1 435-781-7700
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Big bones

This place is out of the way in the middle of nowhere. As you approach, in the distance is a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
John N
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Bellingham, Washington
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Really cool!

It was awesome to see the actual site where many of the dinosaur exibibits at other museums came... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Dave B
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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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“visitor center” (104 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 3 days ago via mobile

This place is out of the way in the middle of nowhere. As you approach, in the distance is a massive rock formation jutting from the earth, somewhat dinosauric in appearance. The Green River snakes toward the rock formation, and boom, you're there.

Thank John N
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It was awesome to see the actual site where many of the dinosaur exibibits at other museums came from. The geography was just right to deposit a massive amount in one spot. You can see and touch fossilized bones at the actual discovery site in...More

Thank Dave B
Reviewed 6 days ago

We were more than pleasantly surprised by this park. It is only 7 miles off Hwy 40 and the road is a good one. The museum is top rate with friendly, informed park rangers available to answer questions. Kids, as well as adults, love to...More

Thank Judith V
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first time and we hope to come again. The museum was great and very informative. The whole family loved to be able to touch actual fossils and learn so much about the dinosaurs my kids love so much. Thanks you!

Thank philliph171
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband had always wanted to visit. This is a great area. Very well cared for, very friendly, knowledgeable staff. We are so glad we came !

Thank Christine F
Reviewed 1 week ago

This NPS site is a must-see for anyway even remotely interested in paleontology. It's a unique site: an ancient river bed that captured and concentrated the bodies of multiple dinosaurs, many of which remain in situ. The Dinosaur Quarry building features a "Wall of Bones",...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We pretty much planned our trip out west to visit this National monument with our grandson. We had seen this monument on the National Geographic channel, and thought it would offer some more insights on how they found the fossils and how they are dug...More

Thank Christine Z
Reviewed 1 week ago

Traveling with 2 boys and they loved looking at the fossils still in the cliff where they were found. You wont see anything like this anywhere else. We also took the driving tour and saw petrogliphs and an old cabin site.

Thank 754rebeccar
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are interested in dinosaurs or have children who are, this place is a must see. From the vistor's center, you board a bus shuttle which will take you up to the dinosaur quarry. It is amazing to see so many real dinosaur fossils...More

Thank Shobana-fana789
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved our trip to Dinosaur! We're traveling with our 5 year old and 1.5 year old. Our 5 year old was in awe. There is great hiking and we sure to check out the petroglyphs as well!

Thank Shona G
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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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