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Address: Dashanpu Town, Da'an District, Zigong 643013, China
Name/address in local language
Phone Number: 0813-5801235,0813-5802095,0813-5801234
8:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

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Incredible place, marred by tourists

Whilst the place itself is a marvel, the behavior of fellow tourists was despicable. I'd recommend getting here as early as possible to avoid the crowds. We came from Chengdu... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 12, 2016
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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Pomezia, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

I went in Zigong Dinosaur Museum on September during my travel in China! The city is quite far from the normal turistic tour but if you like natural history and especially dinosaur, you can't miss this museum. I liked most of all the story of life during the eras and most of all the plants section and all parts dedicated... More 

Thank Senfjo
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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75 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2016 via mobile

Whilst the place itself is a marvel, the behavior of fellow tourists was despicable. I'd recommend getting here as early as possible to avoid the crowds. We came from Chengdu using the long-distance bus, and the first one departed at 11:20, so we only arrived at the museum by taxi around 15:00. By the time we got there, we had... More 

1 Thank Bathory139
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2016 via mobile

Pretty town with this cool museum! U can buy fossils and all… tho no haggling unfortunately they didn't go for it! Small enough museum but at No 7 out of 10 in the world its a good one… part of museum has no floor to expose the rock with the embedded fossils… just fantastic! Oh if ur going here near... More 

1 Thank Fiona V
Chengdu, China
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108 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

I absolutely enjoyed my trip to the dinosaur museum. We were probably there for a good 3, 5 hours. I must say Zigong's museum really did their best. The shared information was in English, which was very interesting and enlightening. It's great fun for children as well, since they can go on a mechanic dinosaur and pretend as if it's... More 

Thank holidaycoco
Paris region
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62 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

A large museum built on a major Jurassic dinosaur locality. A number of dinosaur skeletons still partly embedded in the rock can be seen as they were found, in one of the large halls of the museum. Other halls display mounted skeletons of local dinosaurs, as well as various fossils found in the area. The displays are impressive and modern.... More 

Thank Ornithos
Chengdu, China
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8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

The site is well thought out and the artifacts are very interesting. I really enjoyed the recreation scenes and some of the information presented by the write-ups. This is one place you should visit the gift shop. They had some really cool stuff and all the kids loved the dinosaur playing cards because we got to go over the Chinese... More 

Thank AgentFox21
Singapore, Singapore
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91 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The Museum actually incorporates part of the Dinosaurs burial grounds (many exhibits are still partially uncovered) discovered during archaeological digs years ago and left in its natural surrounding earth. Many complete assembled dinosaurs bones on display and fossils from the Jurassic and earlier periods here. Prearrange your transport to and from this museum as it is quite a remote area.... More 

1 Thank Andrew K
Fremantle, Australia
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167 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

From Chengdu it is a 3 hour bus ride to Zigong. It cost 42 RMB for an adult. There was enough to see for 2 hours. The site used to be a quarry where they discovered dinosaur fossils. The fossils are the real thing and from a wide variety of species. There are also fossils embedded in the actual rock... More 

1 Thank Darron G
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

Me and my girlfriend visited zigong dinosaur museum in early june 2015. Both having a history of being huge "dino-nerds" when we were young, we were excited (to say the least) finally arriving at one of the major dinosaur sites in the world. We took bus 35 from town to get there, note that the stop is about 500m from... More 

2 Thank BerglundAbroad
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194 reviews
107 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Coming from Utah, I've seen quite a few dinosaur exhibits, but this museum has some incredible specimens in the "Treasure Hall" - phenomenally preserved skulls of Yangchuanosaurus hepingensis, a carnivorous dinosaur, and Huayangosaurus taibaii, a stegosaur, as well as an exquisite Confuciusornis, a primitive bird. (The story of these birds is so amazing, it's a shame there is not more... More 

1 Thank Barbara W

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