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Zigong Dinosaur Museum

Dashanpu Town, Da'an District, Zigong 643013, China
+86 813 580 1235
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Lots of dinosaurs :)

Our kids enjoyed the trip to the museum. Majority of the exhibits are from Jurassic and Mesozoic... read more

Reviewed 12 February 2017
Lappochka
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Beijing, China
via mobile
If you happen to be in Zigong...

Drove down from Chengdu on a Saturday morning. They have one room full of reproduction skeletons... read more

Reviewed 11 February 2017
gjr26645
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Chengdu, China
via mobile
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Dashanpu Town, Da'an District, Zigong 643013, China
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+86 813 580 1235
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Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Our kids enjoyed the trip to the museum. Majority of the exhibits are from Jurassic and Mesozoic eras. In addition to the skeleton halls, there is an excavation pit where visitors can view the ancient bones in the ground. The place was extra crowded on...More

Thank Lappochka
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Drove down from Chengdu on a Saturday morning. They have one room full of reproduction skeletons. But unfortunately, when we were there the local kids were climbing all over them and running around screaming the whole time. The grounds outside are nice with some mechanical...More

Thank gjr26645
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

We visited the Zigong Dinosaur Museum during the Chinese New Year holiday. It took us 20min by taxi from our downtown Zigong hotel. We had no problem getting there but coming back was hard. It was difficult to get a taxi and then once we...More

Thank JosieLW
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

China's first dinosaur museum must have been very impressive when it opened in 1987, but 30 years have passed since then and this museum is now looking quite bedraggled. The concrete shell of the museum looks like it has concrete cancer, the lights seemed turned...More

Thank Raymond W
Reviewed 9 December 2016

This is the biggest single site of dinosaur remains in the world -- an ancient riverbed exposed, many dinosaurs reconstructed, including some of the most fascinating you could see. An exquisite fossil of the Chinese version of archaeopteryx, complete with feathers; the second largest carnivore...More

Thank Rod129
Reviewed 28 April 2016

I went in Zigong Dinosaur Museum on September during my travel in China! The city is quite far from the normal turistic tour but if you like natural history and especially dinosaur, you can't miss this museum. I liked most of all the story of...More

Thank Senfjo
Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

Whilst the place itself is a marvel, the behavior of fellow tourists was despicable. I'd recommend getting here as early as possible to avoid the crowds. We came from Chengdu using the long-distance bus, and the first one departed at 11:20, so we only arrived...More

4  Thank Bathory139
Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

Pretty town with this cool museum! U can buy fossils and all… tho no haggling unfortunately they didn't go for it! Small enough museum but at No 7 out of 10 in the world its a good one… part of museum has no floor to...More

1  Thank Fiona V
Reviewed 8 January 2016

I absolutely enjoyed my trip to the dinosaur museum. We were probably there for a good 3, 5 hours. I must say Zigong's museum really did their best. The shared information was in English, which was very interesting and enlightening. It's great fun for children...More

Thank holidaycoco
Reviewed 15 December 2015

A large museum built on a major Jurassic dinosaur locality. A number of dinosaur skeletons still partly embedded in the rock can be seen as they were found, in one of the large halls of the museum. Other halls display mounted skeletons of local dinosaurs,...More

Thank Ornithos
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Juan L
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Response from gjr26645 | Reviewed this property |
You will need to either fly (maybe via Chengdu and then drive / bus the 2 hours or take the train from there.. there are plenty of direct flights between Xi'an & Chengdu) or be prepared to spend about a day and a half to get... More
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