Central Museum of Mongolian Dinosaurs, Ulaanbaatar

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Take a close look at the 3 m (10 ft) tall skeleton of Tyrannosaurus Rex’s Mongolian cousin, Tarbosaurus bataar at Central Museum of Mongolian Dinosaurs. This small museum features 16 skeletal remains of dinosaurs excavated in the territory of modern-day Mongolia. Observe life-sized models of various dinosaurs and learn about their life at lectures. Other exhibits feature various raptors and a nest of oviraptor eggs. The prime exhibit was taken from the country's vast fossil and skeletal heritage and returned to the country after a legal battle in the U.S. A visit to Central Museum of Mongolian Dinosaurs represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Ulaanbaatar tourist route planner to plot your vacation.
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  • August 16, 2017
    While small, we really enjoyed this museum which includes many fossils including dinosaur eggs. They also have two full scale dinosaur skeletons (don't want to butcher the names). If you like dinosaur...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    We did read some reviews about this museum but it turned out to be better than what I thought about. Mongolia is the ultimate hub for dinosaur lovers and this museum won't disappoint you much. There a...  more »
  • August 1, 2017
    I enjoyed it. The women doing the talking are very nice a d when you know the history of the country the fact that they have amything to display is amazing as most stuff is taken away by other countri...  more »
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  • July 6, 2017
    Hidden gem. A small but interesting collection of dinosours skeletons. Interesting history behind Mongolia getting that fossils back from American expeditions. There are plans to make the museum even bigger.
  • July 13, 2017
    This place couldn't be a bigger pile of dino dung. I was so excited to see this place and was so let down, there are a total of 5 piles of bone. Mostly either fake looking, or un covered from the hunk of soil they were buried in. Save your money and go to the national museum where they have hours of information on Mongolia with thousands of artifacts.
  • June 18, 2017
    Entry fee required, adult 3000, student 1000. You are not allowed to take photos -sigh- unless you pay 30000...
  • August 31, 2016
    Very small but if you need to kill 30 mins and want to learn something about dinosaur bones, this place has you covered. The displays have English and are well done. It is just very small so be prepared.
  • October 30, 2016
    The smallest muzeum I have ever been to, nonetheless probably the best dinosaurs one. Spent like 30 min there

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The capital city of Ulaanbaatar doesn't disappoint when it comes to its choice of accommodations, with a range of styles and types to choose from. The usual place to look lies to the northeast of the main train station, in the central district that surrounds Chinggis Khaan Square. Luxury and non-luxury chain hotels, some storied older hotels, and a variety of fairly standard options abound across this central district, close to the main urban attractions. Dotted throughout are a number of guesthouses, providing value for money mid-range and budget options, including some offering shared "gers" (traditional Mongolian sleeping tents).
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