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Dinosaur National Monument

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Address: 4545 Highway 40, Quarry Visitor Center, Dinosaur, CO 81610-9724
Phone Number: (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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Amazing place to see Dinosaur fossils

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Portland, Oregon
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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank SallySeeker53
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My 6 year old wanted to visit here for his birthday. It was a kindergartner's dream! And as a parent, I was incredibly impressed myself. The rangers at the Quarry and visitor's center were kind and helpful, and our minds were blown by all the dinosaur bones. It was just crazy to imagine that we were able to touch these... More 

Thank Adrienne F
Ogden, Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is a lot of driving involved relative to anything else you will do at the monument, trails are short and far apart, with lots of scenic views in between, the park has four entrances, and none of them connect inside, so when you are done with a section, you have to go back to the highway to get to... More 

Thank Nathan A
Layton, Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had been to the quarry museum years before, but it is more informative now. I didn't know there were quite a few petroglyphs and enjoyed finding them. The Green River is really green, and the scenery was great. Great hiking. We were very fortunate with wonderful weather even in November.

Thank lewislk11
West Jordan, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is such an awesome place to go. Our kids loved it, but lots of interesting stuff for adults to learn if you're into history, dinosaurs, etc. Really nicely kept place with lots of well kept and thought out attractions. It's hard to believe this is only a National monument and not a National Park. Beautiful scenery.

Thank Jacob M
Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was an uncrowded National Monument. The park was extremely clean and easy to get around. The visitor center and rangers are able to provide a lot of guidance. There are two visitor centers (Utah and Colorado). The hiking is excellent.

Thank Shamerider
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Was blown away by the beauty! Got to touch Dino bones, see cave drawings, and hike up into the mountains. Could definitely spend days there just exploring. Will go as soon as I can.

Thank Roxanne B
Okmulgee, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We stopped here during a long road trip thru Utah and Colorado. Since it was off season, they weren't doing the shuttles, but it was an easy drive to do on your own. All of the visible dinosaur bones are together in one enclosed section, with information and pictures inside like a mini museum. This allows you to see all... More 

Thank Danielle N
Salt Lake City
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We arrived around 10 am, and a helpful ranger advised us to avoid the crowd by driving out to Josie's cabin first, working our way backwards stopping for short hikes and to see pictoglyphs and petroglyphs, fossils, hike the river trail (which is the only dog friendly trail) back to the Quarry and wall of bones (an amazing feat of... More 

Thank Linda V
Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Just to touch something 165 million years old is amazing. So many fossils in one place and to have a building built around an archeology site is something I've never seen before. The ranger was really helpful explaining theories of how the bones came to be in one place.

Thank Carol L

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