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Dinosaur National Monument visitor center, Jensen

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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. Put Dinosaur National Monument visitor center into our Jensen itinerary builder and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • We started off at the quarry which is amazing if you are interested in Dinosaurs or geology. It is incredible to see so many dinosaur bones on display. While we were there there was a guided fossil wa...  more »
  • This is for the Utah entrance! If you enter in Colorado, you won't see dinosaur bones. We came during off season (December) so the ranger led us to the main hall with us following him in our car. It w...  more »
  • Very interesting visitor center with lots of educational exhibits and info. Once you go through the initial visitor center, you are taken by tram to the Quarry Exhibit Center, which in itself is a mar...  more »
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  • Very nice visitor center. Really nice layout. Cool information
  • Our kids loved this place. Not a ton to do, plan on spending just a couple hours.
  • Well worth the drive, even from the city to visit. All sorts of cool stops in the Park including petroglyphs and Josie's cabin. The quarry is an amazing place to see at least once in your life, and kids will love how the rangers interact and talk about dinosaurs with them.
  • A remarkable place to see the fossil remains and quarry. Mind blowing!
  • Great place to start your dinosaur hunting expedition. Good amount of information and even a small gift shop.