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Dinosaur National Monument, Dinosaur

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4.4/5 based on 140+ reviews on the web
Dinosaur National Monument is located in Dinosaur. Dinosaur National Monument is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Dinosaur Edition.
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  • Don't get us wrong, the Quarry Wall and it's fossils is a amazing. But, Dinosaur NM is packed with scenic drives, stunning landscapes, hikes, trails and petroglyphs. Make sure you allow enough time to...  read more »
  • It was so neat to see all of the dinosaur bones in the stone like that. It doesn't take long to see the main exhibit, and the one trail was close the day we went, but you can drive through the park an...  read more »
  • At the Dinosaur Quarry national monument, you can see dinosaur bones and even touch. Dinosaur skeletons from different eras have been found here and can still be admired.
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  • Visit the dinosaur bones at the quarry but there is so much more here. Fantastic hiking trails and campgrounds. It is so beautiful the vistas both on the Utah or Colorado side. Each has outstanding views. Hike the sounds of silence trail. I never get tired of looking at split mountain.
  • This is a truly remarkable place. Visit in the off season and there isn't a charge to see the dinosaur fossils, and there are less people. Watch for wildlife, deer, antelope, rabbits, reptiles, and many birds (hawks & eagles). The information is less than correct about the dinosaurs, but very interesting to see. Please tell the rangers thank you, and expel the cattle from the national park. No one likes to smell and step in what they leave behind.
  • I was a little on the fence about going here. I'm not super into fossils and dinosaurs, but it doesn't really matter here, because it's more than that. Yeah, the dino wall was cool and I'm glad I saw it, but I had a lot more fun on the eastern half of the Monument. There's a drive on the eastern half that shows off the amazing canyons in the area. Looking out on the massive canyon area made coming here much more memorable for me.
  • The dinosaur bones in the wall were amazing to see after the short shuttle ride from the visitor center. The jr. ranger booklet and activity with the ranger helped my kids get a better understanding of dinosaurs from the area and the people who lived in the area. Harper's Corner outside of Dinosaur, CO was an intense gimme for my 4-year-old and it was definitely hot, but the views were incredible and the field guide was very interesting!
  • The rangers at this national monument are extremely knowledgeable and really care about he natural resources of the monument. Take time to do the junior ranger program. The kids learn so much and getting the badge afterwards is a great reward. Also head out on one of the numerous trails and experience all that eastern Utah has to offer.
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