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Dinosaur National Monument

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Address: 11625 East 1500 South, Jensen, UT 84078
Phone Number: +1 435-781-7700
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Dinosaurs once roamed here. Their fantastic remains are still visible...

Dinosaurs once roamed here. Their fantastic remains are still visible embedded in the rocks. Today, the mountains, desert and untamed rivers flowing in deep canyons, support an array of life. Petroglyphs hint at earlier cultures. Later, homesteaders and outlaws found refuge here. Whether your passion is science, adventure, history or scenery, Dinosaur offers much to explore.

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This is really an amazing treasure. We. Old have looked all day. My 9 year old and myself were mesmerized trying to imagine all of the dinosaurs and how the bones linked. The... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 October 2016
Spanish Fork, Utah
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Spanish Fork, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

This is really an amazing treasure. We. Old have looked all day. My 9 year old and myself were mesmerized trying to imagine all of the dinosaurs and how the bones linked. The child activity and badge were great to have the kids process a bit more as well. Incredible to have such an amazing treasure so close to home.... More 

Thank amber1127
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

The wall of dinosaur bones is mind blowing. We loved all the rock art throughout the park. This time of year is not super crowded so we loved being able to stop and go as we pleased without too much trouble. We also saw wild turkeys near the river that was super neat to see.

Thank Kimberly R
San Francisco, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

My 9 year old little paleontologist spent almost all day looking at uncountable dino bones in the main quarry. it was totally amazing. Park ranger was also having very interesting dino educational demonstration for kids as well. They were very knowledgeable about anything prehistoric. You can even touch some embedded bones. Not only the history but also all other dinosaurs... More 

Thank Shinya Y
Marietta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Never thought we would be able to see fossils in their 'unexcavated' state! Educational! Informative, and just plain fun! It is mesmerising... hard to believe places like this actually exist. Dinosaurs brought up close...but not in a typical museum. Beautiful country!

Thank David C
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Where else in the world would you find such an extensive range of dinosaur fossils housed in such an impressive all weather building? This display is a one of a kind and not to be missed by any traveller to this region. Stunning and unforgettable. Incredibly there is still more. A short drive further into the park are excellent ancient... More 

Thank Colin G
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

This was such a pleasant surprise. We were underwhelmed, and expecting little, as we left the visitors center at the entry Gate. However, just a quick trip up the hill to the quarry changed that. Inside a beautiful building is housed the hillside that has been chipped away to reveal thousands of dinosaur bones. More than 1500 are still in... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

The Quarry entrance to Dinosaur National Park puts you within a 15 minute drive/ride to the Carnegie Quarry. Though the free shuttle ride is not wheelchair friendly, there are options to get up there. We had a pet, so we needed to go around. The museum and quarry are INCREDBILE! You've seen bones in museums, but none quite like this.... More 

Thank Rachel B
Castro Valley, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

The Dinosaur Quarry building encloses and protects what is essentially a wall covered with exposed dinosaur bones. Visitors are able to view the the bones from two levels. We had our dog with us, so we were able to follow the shuttle to the Exhibit parking lot. Dogs are not allowed in the exhibit halls or on the nearby trails,... More 

Thank Daniel J
Marietta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

It is out of the way BUT the scenery is beautiful. Informative staff at the Visitor Center and the quarry is just beyond believing, with the fossils that are exposed.

Thank ballhawg
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

I dropped in at the visitors center early morning to grab a map and took the little walk (Fossil Discovery Trail) to the quarry. Since I'm a child of the Jurassic Park age dinosaurs are something I've always been really interested in. Spent some time checking out the bones and then decided to move on to see the petroglyphs and... More 

Thank Gwen_BE

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