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Dinosaur National Monument

4545 Highway 40, Quarry Visitor Center, Dinosaur, CO 81610-9724
+1 435-781-7700
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Great For Kids That Like DINOS!

This is the place to take kids to see dinosaurs embedded in rock. The rock wall with the embedded... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
SlowPoke59
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Apex, North Carolina
A must stop if you are traveling US40

Took the entire auto tour, from the Dino Quarry to the Homestead, hiking the trails to see... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Y6960BVsusanm
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Silverthorne, United States
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Located in a region of spectacular canyons and mountains, this site has produced a large number of complete dinosaur skeletons since 1909.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“dinosaur bones” (42 reviews)
“green river” (16 reviews)
“visitor center” (28 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
4545 Highway 40, Quarry Visitor Center, Dinosaur, CO 81610-9724
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+1 435-781-7700
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"dinosaur bones"
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"green river"
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"visitor center"
in 28 reviews
"josie's cabin"
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"echo park"
in 9 reviews
"exhibit hall"
in 7 reviews
"park ranger"
in 7 reviews
"huge wall"
in 2 reviews
"nice center"
in 2 reviews
"auto tour"
in 8 reviews
"ranger program"
in 3 reviews
"creek road"
in 4 reviews
"amazing display"
in 2 reviews
"worth the trip"
in 6 reviews
"short hike"
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"rock formations"
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"harper's corner"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the place to take kids to see dinosaurs embedded in rock. The rock wall with the embedded dinosaurs is inside a huge building. They even let you touch the exposed bones. They fully explain how the site was excavated and developed. They have...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Took the entire auto tour, from the Dino Quarry to the Homestead, hiking the trails to see petroglyphs along the way. Wonderful cross section of paleontology, pre-Columbian art and modern settlement history.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We could have stayed for days! We saw the Plug Hat trail down in the separate Dinosaur Canyon Area, and then drove to the visitor center, saw the astounding quarry. The renovations on the Quarry Center are really great, and very air conditioned. We went...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent about 4 hours at Dinosaur National Park and found it to be a great stop. There were several other hikes that we could have done but seemed like we were able to see the major sights in our condensed time frame. We started...More

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Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

We spent a long and very enjoyable day exploring Dinosaur National Monument, helped by beautiful weather. We started at the Jensen entrance to visit the quarry exhibit hall to see the dinosaur bones, then headed to Box Canyon for a short hike. That afternoon a...More

1  Thank jcleconte
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Reviewed 13 January 2018

A great spot to see a vast collection of dinosaur bones and drive through beautiful country getting to this monument. I would take the time to go check this spot out if you are considering it.

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Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

Wow, to see a wealth of dinosaur bones deposited in one place and preserved for posterity is incredible. We came during off-season and were fortunate to have been able to drive right up to the enclosed quarry and not wait for a scheduled tour. We...More

2  Thank jazzie F
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Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

The quarry wall has so many real dinosaur bones - not just casts. I also loved reading about the history - many famous museums have bones taken from this area. We also enjoyed seeing petroglyphs and visiting Josie's cabin

Thank abr0ck
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

Dinosaur covers a large area and will take a good day to cover the basics. The national monument and fossil exhibits are very nice. The petroglyphs are fantastic, and the roads through the park are well worth the time.

1  Thank Ride A H
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Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

We finally toured the monument and loved every minute. The real bones were amazing and so worth going to see. Make sure to go on the driving tour and get out and see all 15 sites. The petroglyphs were really cool and it's fun to...More

Thank Scott W
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Pennyech
1 July 2017|
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Response from henley-dreamer |
My wife and I visited for a couple of hours on our way from Rocky Mountain NP to Yellowstone. We planned our trip in the UK, and I planned the detour to take in Dinosaur, a real highlight for me, as we live on the Jurassic... More
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azeemamohsin
14 June 2017|
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Response from Aaron P | Reviewed this property |
Still worth the drive. Main building is where all the fossils are. There are plenty of other places to get out of the car and hike/walk.
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fay m
26 May 2017|
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Response from mugsylosangeles1 | Reviewed this property |
We were there in Late April and it was quite cool. I know it can hot in the summer, but the campground is on the river and has lots of trees so it may not be too bad. It is absolutely gorgeous.
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