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Really cool place!

Spent a few hours at this national park and it was well worth the drive. We drove from Denver to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Amsta
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Atlanta
a real dinosaur world!

If you like dinosaurs and fossils, you will love Dinosaur National Monument. It takes a little... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Leslie M
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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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...more
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11625 East 1500 South, Jensen, UT 84078
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Dinosaur National Monument, was interesting and different, but was not one of our favorite National Parks. On the way we saw about 500 Sand Hill Cranes in a field next to road, but when we came back out they were all gone.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent a few hours at this national park and it was well worth the drive. We drove from Denver to the park on our way to Yellowstone, it's a long way but very interesting especially if you like Dinosaurs. Kids will love the park! There...More

Thank Amsta
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like dinosaurs and fossils, you will love Dinosaur National Monument. It takes a little while to get there, but it is worth it. You can take a shuttle to the main building, and there is a nice hike back to the beginning.

Thank Leslie M
Reviewed 1 week ago

The visitor center will tell you about the history of discovery and a paleo history of the animals that lived here. You then take a shuttle to the quarry to see them in place as found. It is an amazing opportunity for those who have...More

Thank Jim J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wee started in utah driving in from Vernal early visited the quarry wall used shuttle bus then did the hike down back to the visitor centre. Then we did the 17 mile drive on the Utah side took 3 hours at least stopping at all...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dinosaur Monument was pretty awesome. There are so many un-excavated bones in the wall! I highly recommend taking the 1 mile-ish trail back to the visitor's center instead of the tram. It is a very beautiful and surreal walk, but there are a couple spots...More

Thank robfl91
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My kids and I have been talking about doing a 'dinosaur adventure' to Vernal for years. Now that they are older teens, I thought we had missed the opportunity to go and have fun. NOPE!! We had a great time at the monument. I believe...More

Thank MikeTheGoodfellow
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First, the visitor center and the quarry are everything you would expect at a major national monument like this: Informative, interesting, impressive. The only caveat I have is the shuttle to the quarry. Even though my wife has a handicapped placard, she figured it would...More

Thank F4981JCmichaels
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a memorable place. The main attraction is the protected quarry wall which is full of dinosaur bones. It is a quite remarkable sight. The quarry visitor centre also boasts an excellent exhibition explaining the context and history of the site. There are also...More

Thank RoverP
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting. Large indoor wall with loads of bones showing. Numerous displays. Ranger was informative.

Thank Mary W
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mary h
8 January 2018|
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Response from bluejay377 | Reviewed this property |
I joked about "digging" to one of the rangers. They were not amused. Removing any object from a national park is a federal offense. Do not make that mistake. The major dig at the monument has been completed so I think... More
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amandakindt
20 December 2017|
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Response from CrawfordGene | Reviewed this property |
It depends on how adventurous you are. If you are backpacker and want to go everywhere, you could spend a week or much more. If you are just driving around, depends on season. Some of the dirt roads appear to have a lot... More
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DiAnna_7545
21 May 2017|
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Response from Dan J | Property representative |
Hi DiAnna, That is incorrect. All roads and trails are open except for one, which is the fossil discovery trail that connects the exhibit hall and the visitor center. Everything else is open.
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