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Dinosaur National Monument

11625 East 1500 South, Jensen, UT 84078
+1 435-781-7700
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More, much more than dinosaur bones.

Aside from the Grand Canyon, this is one of the most stunning natural wonderlands I've visited. The... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Cambridge, MA

I’ve lived in Utah for 15 years and haven’t been. My loss. This place was fantastic. Kids and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Chamonix, France
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Dinosaurs once roamed here. Their fantastic remains are still visible embedded in the rocks. Today, the mountains, desert and untamed rivers flowing in deep canyons, support an array of life. Petroglyphs hint at earlier cultures. Later, homesteaders and outlaws found refuge here. Whether your passion is science, adventure, history or scenery, Dinosaur offers much to explore.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“dinosaur bones” (154 reviews)
“visitor center” (113 reviews)
“exhibit hall” (21 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
11625 East 1500 South, Jensen, UT 84078
+1 435-781-7700
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Aside from the Grand Canyon, this is one of the most stunning natural wonderlands I've visited. The bones are so fascinating, but you've got to make the time for the incredible beauty of the well-documented drive around to the Colorado portion.

Thank SpudlyDudly
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I’ve lived in Utah for 15 years and haven’t been. My loss. This place was fantastic. Kids and adults love it.

Thank wp7569
Reviewed 4 days ago

After a long drive from Park City Utah over mountain passes, we arrived at the park with a lot of anticipation. Like two little kids, we looked open eyed at the spectacle that is the land once roamed by dinosaurs. The visitor center is the...More

Thank AFsilverfox52
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were thrilled to find uniformed professional National Park Rangers staffing the Visitor Center. We know they have been trained to provide us, the visitor, with the ultimate in guidance as to how we can best enjoy our visit. We had been disappointed the day...More

Thank cwt2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A small part of this Monument is where most people visit—a dinosaur quarry. The quarry is very interesting, but there is a lot more here. Canyons are easier to see from other parts of the Monument. It has many entrances and none of them connect...More

Thank CrawfordGene
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here while on a bus tour. Driving through the park itself to the visitor center was most enjoyable with the interesting and colorful rock formations. The modern visitor center contains interesting and educational displays, including real fossils you can touch. The highlight is...More

Thank MVPinBoynton
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Imagine hiking through a semi-arid region and see a skeleton of a Dinosaur. An archaeologist did just that. Modern visitors center. Reasonable admission charge, $20.00/car, and free shuttle to the Quarry Exhibit Hall. The Quarry Hall is an long two story building with 1,500 fossils...More

Thank Str8nlvl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting park. You can actually touch some of the dinosaur fossils. We spent about 3 hrs in the park. Main fossil trail was being rehashed so that was disappointing. Saw some pictographs and visit the old log cabin at the end of the road

Thank wallyg318
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a must stop, if your in this part of the country. The area is absolutely beautiful. We drove in from Rocky Mountain National Park. If your a dinosaur fan you will enjoy yourself. The wall of dinosaur bones is amazing. So many. What's...More

Thank Heyguy74
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We camped at the green river campground and it was very nice. Always great to wake up and hear the water rushing next to you. We did the drive to see the petroglyphs and also went to see the ones close to the visitor center....More

Thank IndySig
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22 May 2017|
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Response from Dan J | Property representative |
Hi DiAnna, That is incorrect. All roads and trails are open except for one, which is the fossil discovery trail that connects the exhibit hall and the visitor center. Everything else is open.
Michele G
20 May 2017|
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Response from Dan J | Property representative |
Hi Michele, The Green River Campground is the closest to the visitor center and Utah entrance. Memorial Day weekend is one of the few weekends where the campground will fill. I'd recommend getting there as early in the day... More
12 April 2017|
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Response from Dan J | Property representative |
Vernal, Utah is the closest community to the Utah side of the monument where the Dinosaur fossils are located, about a 30 minute drive. Vernal has a variety of lodging options.