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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 love going to the park in Jensen!!! Always great for hikes and learning for the kids, Take a lunch and spend the day or even few if yo have the time.  more »
  • Of course, everybody comes here to see the quarry and it did not disappoint. We had the added benefit that it was off-season so we could just drive up on our own and stay as long as we want. The quarr...  more »
  • ...dann should you quietly watch the Park - clear, there is scenic but charming parks, but with a visit to the quarry Hall (entrance via the town of Jensen and the U.S. 149 then to to the visitor center) but on a piece can look "Contemporary history", not anywhere in the world in such a variety can be seen. To reach the quarry Hall, one logs on to the visitor center, usually called a time one, when the door closes on the next Ranger and you then can take the car "upwards", to get from there – with just a few steps from the parking lot - in the air-conditioned hall. On this side of the Park you can walk even a few hiking trails (in direction box and hog Canyon), admire a few prehistoric characters in the rocks or just a bit by puffing into a picnic area.
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  • 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.
  • Would've liked more info. Great for younger explorers! Would've enjoyed more background of glyphs.
  • A place to visit.... Kids will love it and educational too.
  • Wow, real dinasaur dig and bones you can touch. So much to learn here.