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“Like Jurassic Park for kids!”

George S. Eccles Dinosaur Park
Ranked #4 of 48 things to do in Ogden
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed August 29, 2011

This was a fun stop on our road trip from Wyoming en route to home in So. Cal. Our kids loved it! Even our 15 year old. It has something for everyone.

One note, we got there when the museum opened and left before it got too hot. Park entrance was very inexpensive....$7 for adults, I think.

Thank vacaymommv
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"love dinosaurs"
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"fantastic family"
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"fun place"
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"birthday parties"
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"great for kids"
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"gift shop"
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Reviewed June 10, 2010

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.

7  Thank davegidd
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Reviewed August 24, 2009

...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!!

6  Thank KUMtngal
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Reviewed August 4, 2009

Very awesome experience! I loved how it starts as a tour in the museum. The lights are dimmed, creating an eerie atmosphere. You watch workers cleaning real bones and fossils found. The tour guide then takes you around to various areas where they talk about different monsters. Then you go outside and while it then becomes more like a typical haunted forest, it is anything but. Very realistic features and ideas. At times, really scary! I would recommend this to anyone interested in something different.

5  Thank geists2c
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Reviewed July 12, 2009

We loved this. Our 8 year old grandson was soooooooooooo excited. The park is wonderful and priced great. Small gift shop was great, and the museum facinating, we bought a Geode and had them cut it in two.

3  Thank 2onthego4fun
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