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Zigong Dinosaur Museum

Dashanpu Town, Da'an District, Zigong 643013, China
+86 813 580 1235
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Amazing, incredible visit!!

The Zigong Dinosaur Museum, a UNESCO Global Geopark, is an amazing, one of a kind experience. The... read more

Reviewed 22 February 2018
rosygu
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Shanghai, China
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Dinosaur Joy.

UNESCO site. Many 80% Original fossil skeletons. Original head fossils displayed separately. This... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2017
GaryMantra
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Dashanpu Town, Da'an District, Zigong 643013, China
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Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

The Zigong Dinosaur Museum, a UNESCO Global Geopark, is an amazing, one of a kind experience. The majority of the fossils were left in the ground where they were discovered, and the museum was built around them. Seeing the scale of the fossils still in...More

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Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

UNESCO site. Many 80% Original fossil skeletons. Original head fossils displayed separately. This is also a preserved dig site with half excavated specimens.

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Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Our kids enjoyed the trip to the museum. Majority of the exhibits are from Jurassic and Mesozoic eras. In addition to the skeleton halls, there is an excavation pit where visitors can view the ancient bones in the ground. The place was extra crowded on...More

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Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Drove down from Chengdu on a Saturday morning. They have one room full of reproduction skeletons. But unfortunately, when we were there the local kids were climbing all over them and running around screaming the whole time. The grounds outside are nice with some mechanical...More

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Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

We visited the Zigong Dinosaur Museum during the Chinese New Year holiday. It took us 20min by taxi from our downtown Zigong hotel. We had no problem getting there but coming back was hard. It was difficult to get a taxi and then once we...More

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Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

China's first dinosaur museum must have been very impressive when it opened in 1987, but 30 years have passed since then and this museum is now looking quite bedraggled. The concrete shell of the museum looks like it has concrete cancer, the lights seemed turned...More

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Reviewed 10 December 2016

This is the biggest single site of dinosaur remains in the world -- an ancient riverbed exposed, many dinosaurs reconstructed, including some of the most fascinating you could see. An exquisite fossil of the Chinese version of archaeopteryx, complete with feathers; the second largest carnivore...More

1  Thank Rod129
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Reviewed 28 April 2016

I went in Zigong Dinosaur Museum on September during my travel in China! The city is quite far from the normal turistic tour but if you like natural history and especially dinosaur, you can't miss this museum. I liked most of all the story of...More

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Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

Whilst the place itself is a marvel, the behavior of fellow tourists was despicable. I'd recommend getting here as early as possible to avoid the crowds. We came from Chengdu using the long-distance bus, and the first one departed at 11:20, so we only arrived...More

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Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

Pretty town with this cool museum! U can buy fossils and all… tho no haggling unfortunately they didn't go for it! Small enough museum but at No 7 out of 10 in the world its a good one… part of museum has no floor to...More

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You will need to either fly (maybe via Chengdu and then drive / bus the 2 hours or take the train from there.. there are plenty of direct flights between Xi'an & Chengdu) or be prepared to spend about a day and a half to get... More
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