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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.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
4545 Highway 40, Quarry Visitor Center, Dinosaur, CO 81610-9724
+1 435-781-7700
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Reviewed 23 October 2018

The history and purpose of the Dinosaur Excavation Site is well worth your visit. To actually see partially excavated dinosaur bones was a rare sight. We had the opportunity to be there during a ranger talk which really added to understanding this bone site and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Chuck2010
Reviewed 18 October 2018

Everything about the Monument is just Wow. The views are amazing and they do not even seem real. It is well worth the drive.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jerry F
Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

My husband and I took out two kids 11 and 4 for long weekend to see DINO. We camped at Echo Park which was amazing and also in Green River cg. Both were nicely kept. On September 23rd we did the quarry and the kids...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Mackenzie L
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

So who wants to drive out to the middle of nowhere to look at dinosaur bones? Totally worth the trip, you are literally looking at hundreds of fossils still laying where they were found. A building was literally built over the site to perserve it.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank adventurevid
Reviewed 24 September 2018

East of the main visitors center and quarry for Dinosaur National Monument is a smaller visitors center, just a little bit east of the small town Dinosaur, Colorado. The whole park is large and overlaps Utah and Colorado. The highlight to the smaller visitors center...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank F4981JCmichaels
Reviewed 21 September 2018

Pictures can't tell you how awesome this park was. It is quite large. The west entrance is where the dinosaur fossils are. At the Visitors Center you can take a shuttle (which runs about every 15 minutes all day) to the exhibit hall. There you...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Steve F
Reviewed 16 September 2018

If you are doing the national parks in Colorado, make sure you see Dinosaur. It is fascinating and well worth the time spent. It was be hot in summer, so dress appropriately with a hat.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank lovesporsches
Reviewed 16 September 2018

We took the bus from the Quarry parking area up to the Quarry Exhibit Hall. It is a short ride on trolley bus (outdoor seating). The Exhibit Hall is air conditioned, and fairly small. The exhibits and information are very well presented. It is an...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank canada777-1207
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

I was here 25+ years ago so it was fun to see the changes. The display of dinosaur bones in the hill is really interesting and the building blissfully cool. There is a shuttle to take both directions or you can hike. We hiked down...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 809joanneh
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

The road out of Jensen ,Utah at the west end of the park has the Dinosaur Quarry Visitors Center...that’s where you’ll see all the bones. This road take you to some viewpoints out and back. We knew there were no Dinosaur bones but we decided...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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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
14 June 2017|
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Response from 972aaronp | 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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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.