George S. Eccles Dinosaur Park

George S. Eccles Dinosaur Park, Ogden: Hours, Address, George S. Eccles Dinosaur Park Reviews: 4.5/5

George S. Eccles Dinosaur Park

George S. Eccles Dinosaur Park
4.5
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Journey back in time to the days when the Dryosaurus roamed and the Tyrannosaurus rex ruled at this outdoor six-acre park that displays giant dinosaurs complete with sound effects like crashing trees and earth moving footsteps. The complex also includes a museum that features hands-on exhibits of the latest fossil finds from Utah and around the world.
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Mouse0818
Glenrock, WY8 contributions
This place is lots of fun. So many things to see. My daughter is really into paleontology and going through seeing all the statues outside was very interesting for her. Seeing the fossils inside was the highlight for her. The park is more geared for a younger crowd but at 13 she still really enjoyed it.
Written June 27, 2022
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mcanultyc
Butte, MT109 contributions
Family
We had such a wonderful time during our first ever visit here. They’ve done an incredible job putting together the dinosaur exhibits in the museum and throughout the park. This place is great for families with young children and for everyone who loves everything about dinosaurs. Highly recommend this place!!
Written April 7, 2021
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Natsy42
Orem, UT311 contributions
Family
This was our first time to the dinosaur park and we enjoyed it! I definitely recommend strollers for the little guys. It’s quite a distance.

We really liked the little scavenger hunt book that you can purchase at the front. We spent about 2-2.5 hours in the park. The indoor museum wasn’t that exciting but we liked seeing all the gems upstairs.

The dinosaurs are fun. We got a lot of great pics!
Written April 6, 2022
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jimichongaJC
Stevensville, MT594 contributions
The inside museum had a very collection of minerals as well as dino skeletal reproductions and fossils. Helpful info stations provided scientific background, aging and discovery data. The docent was also a font of information about the specimens and western US archeological sites. On the outside trails are well-constructed (not cheap fiberglass) realistic full-sized dinosaur models posed in natural habitat wooded and aquatic settings. Very educational placards provided for all of the sculpted creatures....making it more of a science museum and park rather than a kid's playground. But there are climbables to keep the kiddos entertained. Really well curated and maintained - well worth a couple hours of pleasant strolling.
Written May 3, 2021
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Kenny S
288 contributions
Family
The dinosaur park was a great stop during our drive through Utah. Our Dino-obsessed girls ran gleefully from life-sized dinosaur to dinosaur and had a blast on the playground as well. Additionally the indoor museum was also very interesting. We had a great time here and certainly recommend it to families visiting Ogden.
Written August 9, 2021
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GaryJodiF
Washington DC, DC41 contributions
When we decided to go to the Eccles Dinosaur Park we were unsure what we were in for. All three of us were adults, but have retained a fascination with dinosaurs. We should not have worried.
The park combines great signage with some of the latest scientific discoveries with fun activities for kids. If you enjoy the sciences or you have kids this is a must see in Salt Lake City.
Written May 14, 2021
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alawton98
Boise, ID31 contributions
Family
Had a great time with our 13 year old son. Cost of admission was inexpensive. We could easily have spent a half day here.

The museum was very cool. So many different dinosaurs and fun facts about each. We probably moved a little faster than we would have through the museum due to COVID. Didn't want to monopolize the displays. Interactive touch screens were off (stupid COVID), but there was still a lot of signage identifying each dinosaur, where/ when they lived, and more.

The outside park was very cool. Lots of fun picture opportunities. Easy to walk paths and a lot of dinos to see. Looks like there was usually a snack bar, which we would have taken advantage of. The grounds are beautiful, and the background scenery is amazing.
Written October 24, 2020
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davegidd
Bonsall, CA1,448 contributions
The museum building that is the entrance to the park is nice with displays of fossils and related items. It is arranged so that it is difficult to tell what is real and what is a replica, which seemed a deliberate deception to me. But, kids won't know the difference and they'll enjoy it. The animatronic dinosaurs are a very small part of the museum and they're not very convincing, unless, of course, you are under 6 years old.

The statues outside need to be repainted and cleaned. The setting is nice with lush plantings and a backdrop of towering cliffs, but the bird poop and faded paint don't help. It is a pleasant stroll around the grounds and there is a large play area for kids to climb around.

There is a gift shop at the exit that sells related toys and souvenirs. I thought it was rather generic and with all the stuff all over the floor it looks like a lawsuit waiting to happen. There is a small fast-food stand on hand if you need a snack.

The admission is very cheap, so if you have small kids this is a good way to kill a couple of hours. I can't see anyone spending more time than that here and it certainly isn't an all-day destination by any stretch of the imagination.
Written June 10, 2010
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KUMtngal
Colorado431 contributions
...absolutely adored it! The museum is informative. When you first enter the museum, you are faced with a T-Rex and a Stegasaurus and her 2 babies - all robots. The grand kids loved it!!!...

Once you get outside, you walk thru a park with cement dinosaurs - thru paths and hidden trails --- I loved it, and so did the kids - well worth the money...

Bring a picnic lunch if you want to spend the day here - there are also Bar-B-Ques to use.

.... it can take a day or a couple of hours..... GREAT!!
Written August 24, 2009
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sabbysguide
Tenino, WA138 contributions
We were here with 3 kids, 19, 10 & 6. All of them loved Eccles dinosaur park! It was nice that they had some fossils to see before seeing the reproductions. It was nice to walk the 6 acre park with the kids. Something "lurking" around every corner. Our 6 year old did get a little scared at one point in a darker jungle area but not bad.
Written June 30, 2009
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George S. Eccles Dinosaur Park is open:
  • Sun - Sun 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Mon - Sat 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM