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“Interesting place but expensive and not much to see”

St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site at Johnson Farm
Ranked #12 of 74 things to do in St. George
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed February 16, 2013

The Dinosaur Discovery Site at Johnson Farm is a small but interesting museum and is one of the few places where you can actually see real dinosaur bones and not merely replicas. However given all this the museum itself is small and admission is a little expensive given how little there is to actually see there. If you're into natural history and like dinosaurs this is a great place to visit. If you are thinking about brining your kids I'm not sure this museum is appropriate for anyone except older kids. I don't there is enough there to keep younger children interested.

4  Thank samscholes
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Reviewed February 12, 2013

This is just a fun place for small children. The dinosaur tracks are fascinating to see and the story behind finding them is worth the price of admission

Thank utah2002
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Reviewed February 4, 2013

Informative and friendly volunteer guides gave us some interesting information and facts. Saw for the first time experts in their field cleaning up live samples of dinosaur discoveries. Site is an ongoing discovery site as well as an educational tool for all ages! And a few of the volunteers and good old Canadians. Thanks for the experience and its only six bucks to get in.

Thank Sallygoesonatrip
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Reviewed January 31, 2013

Fabulous collection of dinosaur tracks on the place where they were discovered. Very interesting. They are now preserved in a nice little museum with helpful staff.

Thank SherylUT
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Reviewed January 6, 2013

The dinosaur track site has been on my things-to-do list for years, and I'm looking forward to brings others back. I wouldn't consider six bucks "pricey," but the key to getting maximum bang for the buck is to hook up with one of the volunteer guides and let them tell the stories found in this unique fossil record. Karen was our guide the day of our visit, and she was knowledgeable, entertaining, and sincerely passionate about this site. In the two hours she spent with us, I noticed other patrons who came in, walked around, and left. I can see how these folks would be disappointed. My advice to any visitor? If a guide is not immediately available, chill for a while and wait for one or join a group in progress. It's very informal and we would have been happy to share our time with Karen.

2  Thank WasatchWanderer
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