Dinosaur National Monument visitor center, Jensen

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#14 of 128 in Nature in Utah
Dinosaur National Monument visitor center was once home to prehistoric creatures, as well as civilizations dating back 800 to 1,200 years. The park's main draw is Quarry Exhibit Hall, where you'll find 1,500 dinosaur fossils and intact dinosaur bones exposed, including a nearly complete skull. You can also learn more about the Fremont people who lived here through the petroglyphs they left behind on rock walls. Drive one of the park's many scenic routes for views of the mountains and possible sightings of wildlife like deer, bighorn sheep, and prairie dogs. You can also explore the park by foot on a hiking trail, or try white-water rafting on the Green or Yampa rivers for a closer look at the park's remote canyons. Ranger-led programs offer the chance to explore the park a little deeper; ask at the visitor center for more information on current programs. Before you head to Jensen, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Jensen day trip tool , to make sure you see all that Jensen has to offer, including Dinosaur National Monument visitor center.
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  • This place, and its history, are hidden gems. It is a “must visit”, in my opinion. The dinosaur fossils in this area represent the congregation of the creatures in this water-rich area during a period...  more »
  • This monument is in both Utah and Colorado. The dinosaur fossils are found in the Utah unit in a great enclosed quarry exhibit. I did a 1 day rafting trip through the split mountain gorge and it was t...  more »
  • I visited Dinosaur National Monument when my sister lived in Vernal, Utah and this was one of the greatest places I have ever been to. I was so excited to go (I have always been into dinosaurs, fossil...  more »
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  • There's so much history and so cool of a place to visit I recommend it for anybody with a family or just want to do some exploring
  • Absolutely gorgeous and beautiful and breathtaking! Great day to celebrate 45 years with my wonderful husband. Thank you Bob, for a fantastic journey through life with you. Looking forward to another 45+! Love you.
  • A national monument I will visit again. Very impressive !
  • Cute, definitely worth a stop. Touristy at the bottom but the top building is super cool. Several staff, many hands on items and interactive screens.
  • It was a hot day and I over extended myself. I am 65 with asthma and heat sensitive. The average person would probably not have a problem. But... it was totally worth the effort. The petroglyphs were amazing. Glad I pushed through.

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