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Dinosaur National Monument

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Address: 4545 E Highway 40, Quarry Visitor Center, Dinosaur, CO 81610
Phone Number:
+1 435-781-7700
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Located in a region of spectacular canyons and mountains, this site has...

Located in a region of spectacular canyons and mountains, this site has produced a large number of complete dinosaur skeletons since 1909.

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Family trip to park

Very neat and informative . Tour guide was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. The auto tour was nice and the hikes were reasonable distances

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Walden, Colorado
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Walden, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very neat and informative . Tour guide was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. The auto tour was nice and the hikes were reasonable distances

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is a touchstone with the far distant past. It isn't on the way to anything - I guess no one told the dinosaurs where to be for maximum tourist convenience. But, one you get here it is a treat. They have done an amazing job here. The visitor center is very helpful with many educational displays, a film... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a free personal tour by a ranger to see and touch the dinosaur bones, wisely protected in a secure building, which was an awesome experience. Would have liked to see the rest of the national park, but it was impassable in winter. We stayed in Vernal where there was a ridiculous pink dinosaur model - this is the... More 

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Hartford, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A family trip of 6 national parks an a total of 5802 miles and this was one of he best day and night we had. Out there where the stars are so bright and the town is so cute. The national part was so cool.

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Morgan Hill, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

An interesting and amazing display of fossilized dinosaurs. Great presentations and hands on items to explore. We took the drive to see the petroglyphs. That was a bonus. Great for all ages. The scenery is beautiful!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Just 30 minutes out of Vernal Ut, Dinosaur National Monument is a great family destination. Get up close and personal with a huge wall of dinosaur fossils at the quarry and the n afterwards explore the green river and petroglyphs left by ancient civilizations. They have really cool lizard petroglyphs that I have never seen anywhere else. There are great... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

If you are in to dinosaurs, fossils and evolution, this is a real must see. As with all American Parks and Monuments, the organisation is second to none. Slick transport fro Visitor centre to the Quarry, or you can walk if its not too hot. The Quarry face is spectacular, takes a few minutes to get your head around what... More 

Thank Martin W
Bioggio, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

The national monument is an interesting place to visit. It is somehow different from the others NPs in the region since it probably has less scenic landscape but it is certainly worth visiting from a cultural point of view. First of all at the Dinosaur Quarry you can have a small self guided tour with nice infos about dinosaurs and... More 

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Monmouth, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Not just for kids and not all about fossils of dinosaurs, the monument is a treasure trove of a number of glimpses into the past from ancient into the early 1900's, It is a large place and a good deal of it can be seen via car, but it is a hikers' paradise, don't pass it by or hurry through.... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Stopped here 3 years ago the day the government closed the National Parks due to sequestering. We were so disappointed! So glad we went there this year. It was everything I dreamed about & more. Fascinating to see so many different kinds of fossils in one place. Highly recommend it if you are at all interested in dinosaurs or even... More 

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