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Dinosaur National Monument

11625 East 1500 South, Jensen, UT 84078
+1 435-781-7700
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Professional National Park Rangers Staffing The Visitor Center...Yes!!

We were thrilled to find uniformed professional National Park Rangers staffing the Visitor Center... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
cwt2015
Not just bones

A small part of this Monument is where most people visit—a dinosaur quarry. The quarry is very... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
CrawfordGene
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Crawford, Colorado
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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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“visitor center” (112 reviews)
“exhibit hall” (21 reviews)
“echo park” (13 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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11625 East 1500 South, Jensen, UT 84078
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were thrilled to find uniformed professional National Park Rangers staffing the Visitor Center. We know they have been trained to provide us, the visitor, with the ultimate in guidance as to how we can best enjoy our visit. We had been disappointed the day...More

Thank cwt2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A small part of this Monument is where most people visit—a dinosaur quarry. The quarry is very interesting, but there is a lot more here. Canyons are easier to see from other parts of the Monument. It has many entrances and none of them connect...More

Thank CrawfordGene
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here while on a bus tour. Driving through the park itself to the visitor center was most enjoyable with the interesting and colorful rock formations. The modern visitor center contains interesting and educational displays, including real fossils you can touch. The highlight is...More

Thank MVPinBoynton
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Imagine hiking through a semi-arid region and see a skeleton of a Dinosaur. An archaeologist did just that. Modern visitors center. Reasonable admission charge, $20.00/car, and free shuttle to the Quarry Exhibit Hall. The Quarry Hall is an long two story building with 1,500 fossils...More

Thank Str8nlvl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting park. You can actually touch some of the dinosaur fossils. We spent about 3 hrs in the park. Main fossil trail was being rehashed so that was disappointing. Saw some pictographs and visit the old log cabin at the end of the road

Thank wallyg318
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must stop, if your in this part of the country. The area is absolutely beautiful. We drove in from Rocky Mountain National Park. If your a dinosaur fan you will enjoy yourself. The wall of dinosaur bones is amazing. So many. What's...More

Thank Heyguy74
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We camped at the green river campground and it was very nice. Always great to wake up and hear the water rushing next to you. We did the drive to see the petroglyphs and also went to see the ones close to the visitor center....More

Thank IndySig
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 weeks 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 4 weeks 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
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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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