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St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site at Johnson Farm

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Address: 2180 E Riverside Dr, St. George, UT 84790-2483
Phone Number: +1 435-574-3466
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site at Johnson Farm preserves thousands...

The St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site at Johnson Farm preserves thousands of dinosaur tracks in place right at the site of discovery. Walk through a snapshot of an early Jurassic lake ecosystem and meet the dinosaurs and other animals that left their tracks here. See the world's largest collection of dinosaur swim tracks, and a rare track made by a crouching meat eating dinosaur, including hand impressions! Enjoy our special exhibit room and our Dino Park where kids can dig in the sand to find dinosaur tracks and practice making their own footprints!

The museum is fully air conditioned. Bathrooms, water fountains, and a gift shop are available. Well behaved small dogs are welcome.

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Our group was so glad we got a guide to take us through. If you do the self-guided, you won't learn nearly as much. The actual museum is rather small, but they do have a lot of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 1, 2016
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St. George, Utah
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411 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

local fossils supplemented by many reproductions. Self guided tour and not very interesting to someone who has seen far better dinosaur displays and museums. Cost was the same as animal museum across town and not nearly as nice or informative. I personally will not take visitors there again and the group I took thought it was just OK but nothing... More 

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Thank eremitic
St_George_Dinosaurs, Manager at St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site at Johnson Farm, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, we're sorry to hear you did not enjoy your experience. It sounds like it could have been improved with a guided tour? Your review shows us where some of our weakness are and motivates us to work on getting more guides available for visitors. Thank you again. More 

Watchet, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not sure I was going to enjoy this but it was a very good site fascinating finds and display. There was a very good educational room

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Thank chrissygrell
Sandy, Utah
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4 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A fascinating place to visit. The imprints are really plain and easy to see. Good visit for all ages.

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Hamilton, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Take the kids and whole family. Very interesting, fun to see the replications (sorry, no Jurassic Park) . Kids love it, were drawing dinosaurs the rest of their visit. Not an expansive museum, but very interesting since Utah is one of the states with a lot of dino finds and dig sites.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

Our group was so glad we got a guide to take us through. If you do the self-guided, you won't learn nearly as much. The actual museum is rather small, but they do have a lot of cool things to see, and you can also see what they are currently working on. The staff is efficient and knowledgeable. It would... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

We had a few free hours and wanted to get out of the heat. Our hotel deskman said "touristy." Was he wrong! Although small, this site features many dinosaur prints that are unique in the world. There's even a track that shows a dino dragging his butt! The tracks were discovered by an ophthalmologist who was digging to build something... More 

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Stayton, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

Spent several hours during our St. George stay to visit this site. Absolutely amazing to see the dinosaur track marks! Very informative and friendly staff! Time well spent. Also found a terrific Utah Geology book in their gift shop which we used extensively during our visits to the Big Five National Parks and related parks in Southern Utah

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Salt Lake City
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

It was interesting and fun for the kids. There were fossils and fun activities outside. There was a place for a picnic lunch as well.

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Thank Utechaser
Santa Ana, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Very knowledgeable staff, very easy to follow self-guided tour. Learned things I didn't know about that time period. Also fun hearing how this place was discovered.

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

It is what it is, dinosaur tracks in the ground. A great place to stop if you want to see a part of the world's history. If you are looking for something else then don't waste your time. A lot of replica bones give you an insight of what dinosaurs probably looked like. $6 admission for adults $3 for ages... More 

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Thank Mike B
St_George_Dinosaurs, Manager at St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site at Johnson Farm, responded to this review

Thank you for you suggestion about the TV's. We hope to soon have audio tours accessible online and devices for check out to aid in the self-guided tour. Thanks again! More 

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