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Dinosaur National Monument, Dinosaur
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  • We had been to the quarry museum years before, but it is more informative now. I didn't know there were quite a few petroglyphs and enjoyed finding them. The Green River is really green, and the scene...  more »
  • This is such an awesome place to go. Our kids loved it, but lots of interesting stuff for adults to learn if you're into history, dinosaurs, etc. Really nicely kept place with lots of well kept and th...  more »
  • This was an uncrowded National Monument. The park was extremely clean and easy to get around. The visitor center and rangers are able to provide a lot of guidance. There are two visitor centers (Utah ...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • We spend a lot of time passing through here in the summer doing river trips. It's a beautiful place. There are fun activities all summer long for people of all ages. I like the star gazing and river rafting in particular.
  • One of the most amazing places imaginable IF you are seriously into dinosaurs! The variety of fossils and the fact that you are seeing them actually imbedded in the medium where palentologists first found them is astounding. No "museum" has ever made me feel quite so much like an eyewitness to a very distant but exciting past. The hiking trails are hot and dry so be prepared. The center itself is thoughtfully designed, not only to showcase the incredible fossils, but also to create a sense of solemn excitement about what you are seeing. Perhaps I loved this place most becsuse - despite having visited many national parks, museums, and monuments, i was not familiar with this on at all. For that reason my expectations were not high, but WOW - was i pleasantly surprised! This is truly a "must visit" for serious palentologists for those with an appreciation for Earth's layers of time & life.
  • Underrated experience that focuses on an exposed wall of dinosaur fossils and a museum but also lots of scenic hikes and drives. There's another dinosaur-themed museum in a nearby town that's also worth a trip.