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Big Water Visitor Center

100 Upper Revolution Way, Big Water, UT 84741
+1 435-675-3200
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Mind blowing facts, displays and timelines show how dinosaurs roamed the earth, going back 80... read more

Reviewed 16 May 2017
Catherine S
Bolton, United Kingdom
via mobile
Small but great! Wonderful displays

We were exploring southern Utah for the afternoon and this was our first stop from Page. The... read more

Reviewed 28 March 2017
Portland, Oregon
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Inside the Bureau of Land Management Visitor Center in Big Water, Utah, National Park Service rangers await those wanting to know more about the dinosaurs that dominated earth nearly 150 million years ago.
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100 Upper Revolution Way, Big Water, UT 84741
+1 435-675-3200
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Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

Mind blowing facts, displays and timelines show how dinosaurs roamed the earth, going back 80+ million years. Not just stuffy facts but amazing skeletons and stories. The rangers were also helpful in telling us to go to Antelope Canyon, even though the website said the...More

1  Thank Catherine S
Reviewed 28 March 2017

We were exploring southern Utah for the afternoon and this was our first stop from Page. The fossils and displays were fascinating and the rangers were friendly and informative. It gave us a great perspective when we were hiking in the area. The kids liked...More

1  Thank travelfam7700
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

A great travel stop for some good education on the area. We got to chat with a local paleontologist who has discovered a variety of dinosaur that has now been named after him. He was engaging and friendly.....enjoyed his subject matter and made it fun...More

1  Thank mickjoan45
Reviewed 23 October 2016

On a typical stop at a visitor center we ask for hiking suggestions and driving directions and then skedaddle. But on this occasion we walked into a Utah dinosaur mini-museum featuring giant skulls and a wall-filling mural. It also featured Merle Graffam on staff, he...More

2  Thank Cardinalis
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Just popped in and saw dinosaur fossils that were found in the area. They are still finding bones and fossils throughout the Utah desert. Pretty cool, I thought!

1  Thank Ellie C
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Wow - met a guide here who actually found a dinosaur and told us all about it. He showed us so much information about the history of the area the visit was a rally great find. Loved it!

1  Thank ballybeg
Reviewed 4 July 2016

On our way out of Page on the way to Bryce Canyon, we stopped in to see what they had as one of my daughters works at the Smithsonian and loves dinosaurs. While the center isn't large, it has some interesting exhibits. Like others have...More

1  Thank arkolski
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

This is a great little Visitor Center with quite a neat selection of dinosaur fossils and we happened to stop in while Merle Graffam was in, which was super interesting.. He had great stories and info about dinosaur digs he had personally been on and...More

1  Thank fotokrz
Reviewed 29 May 2016

Good dinasaur exhibit. Surprisingly, Big Water is sort of the epic center of dinasaur exvacations these days. Resident expert there with lots of info. Fun for a short stop.

Thank Jim S
Reviewed 23 May 2016

Adults and children - this is the place to stop for education on dinosaurs. Our group of six adults were mesmerized by Merle Graffam's talk on the discovery of dinosaurs in the Grand Staircase-Escalante area. Did you know that dinosaurs had feathers? Find out more...More

Thank Jan S
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