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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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  • I had not been to Dinosaur since 1971. The quarry has been upgraded and now has some nice interactive features, but was much was I remembered otherwise. The visitor center film is a good place to star...  more »
  • We only came because of the fabulous reviews on TA. Just felt like I should add my two cents. Definitely not worth the drive, unless you're a local. 5 kids (16-5) were completely bored. Husband was re...  more »
  • We stopped at the Visitor Center and were able to immediately take the shuttle bus to the Quarry, which we found very interesting. On busy days, there could be a wait for the shuttle and entrance into...  more »
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  • Great park well worth visiting. Take the shuttle up to the exhibit hall to see real Dino bones partially excavated. It was really cool!
  • Beautiful scenic park combines geology and paleontology. Be sure to do a ranger-led activity while here, as all the rangers are very knowledgeable and great with both kids and adults.
  • This was a great experience. unbelievable to see so many dinosaurs bones in one area.
  • This is a very cool experience... it is unbelievable how many dinosaurs have been uncovered at this location. The petrogylphs are amazing but away from the visitor center, there is also an old cabin with box canyon that is fun... I enjoyed the entire experience.
  • Such a cool experience. The kids were in awe that there were just dinosaur bones in the side of a mountain. It was a good trip to take the family on.