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“Pretty cool!”
Review of Dinosaur Tracks

Dinosaur Tracks
Ranked #1 of 5 things to do in Tuba City
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Owner description: These are dinosaur tracks on the side of the highway on the Navajo Nation.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Pretty cool!”
Reviewed 28 April 2014

I was a little worried about this stop after reading some of the reviews about the guides and payment, etc, but we had a good experience. The tracks are amazing and our guide was very knowledgable. We did buy a piece of jewelry for my daughter and tip the guide, but I think it was definitely worth it. While there is no charge for the experience, it is on someone else's property and maintained by others, so we felt that a tip is a no-brainer. We stopped here on our way from Flagsatff to Page and it was a great way to break up the long drive.

Visited April 2014
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Burke, Virginia
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“Great stop for Dinosaur Lovers”
Reviewed 24 April 2014

We stopped off here, by following the hand lettered signs, on our drive from the Grand Canyon to Monument Valley. Our 6 year old loves dinosaurs, so we knew this was a must see. When we pulled off of the highway and drove a short distance down an unpaved road to the small booths set up by the Navajos we saw a lady waving us into a parking spot. There were only a couple of other cars parked there at the time. She introduced herself as Jeanette and she was very friendly and sweet. She walked us through the area pointing out the dinosaur tracks and fossilized bones, eggs and poo. She was knowledgeable and great with the kids. She encouraged them to touch and ask questions. She also shared her knowledge of the local area and told us a few stories about her family. Was everything she said about the bones . . . 100% based in science? Who knows, but it was great fun to talk with her and look at the tracks.

Although some other commenters mentioned set prices and pushy guides, that couldn't be further from our experience. Ms. Jeanette was a great guide and she never asked us for money. We didn't feel any type of pressure to pay large amounts or to purchase jewelry. We gladly tipped her $20 for her time and tour of the area. She had a booth set up selling her hand made jewelry and we were happy to purchase some from her. My girls bought things for themselves and their friends. After we left we headed out to Monument Valley and the prices for Navajo made jewelry were higher at the roadside stands there. We wished we had purchased additional items from Ms. Jeanette. It was wonderful to chat with her and we really enjoyed our tour.

I'd highly recommend a stop of here if you are driving through the area. From what she told us, different guides are there on different days, but I hope that you are fortunate enough to meet Ms. Jeanette if you stop to see the tracks.

Visited April 2014
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Delmar, New York
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“WOW”
Reviewed 17 April 2014 via mobile

Words can't describe the landscape of the area and seeing the foot prints of the dinosaurs. The guide that meets you is VERY friendly and knowledgeable. There are places that you would go to once but I would go back and see this again.

Visited April 2014
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Very cool and unusual”
Reviewed 12 April 2014

This place is literally in the middle of nowhere - but a great way to break up a drive from the south rim of the Grand Canyon to Glen Canyon. It's about halfway between the park exit and page, az This stop has only a few hand-painted signs to let you know it's coming.

It's on the Navajo reservation and tours are offered by Navajo "guides".

They're certainly not professionally trained guides, but there is no charge and they ask only for a donation in the amount of your choice.

Maddie was our guide. She showed us numerous dinosaur tracks and identified the species that made them. We were also shown skeletal fossils of dinosaurs and a crocodile In addition, they have rocks that melted into other rocks as they broke off a meteor that fell in the vicinity

It's a one of a kind place. We also found so,e great jewelry that was handmade by Maddie's mother and some cool toys for the kids.

This is a must.

Visited April 2014
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Cocoa Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Nothing but awesome”
Reviewed 23 March 2014

We drove from Mesa just for a day trip and my husband was a little skeptical of the area. The drive up was gorgeous. A couple miles in off the 160 you see a sign that says dinosaur tracks. Seriously right off the road. We pull in and were guided into a parking spot and greeted by a very respectful Navajo guide. He never said anything about a donation or being paid. He took us around to look at the tracks, the eggs, and the fossilized bone while answering our questions about his customs and where he lived on the reservation. He was very knowledgeable. He showed us some rocks that they make some of their jewelry out of and gave our girls some of the rocks to take home. Once our tour was finished, he walked off to let us finish looking around while not asking for a penny. We gave him $20 for his time and he was very grateful. We bought some stuff from their stands. Not a long tour, 30 minutes tops, but definitely worth the drive to see something that happened in once was the dinosaurs natural habitat. Would definitely recommend to anyone wanting to visit.

Visited March 2014
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