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Dinosaur National Monument

4545 Highway 40, Quarry Visitor Center, Dinosaur, CO 81610-9724
+1 435-781-7700
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Great fossils and breathtaking views

We spent a long and very enjoyable day exploring Dinosaur National Monument, helped by beautiful... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
jcleconte
via mobile
Dinos!

A great spot to see a vast collection of dinosaur bones and drive through beautiful country getting... read more

Reviewed 13 January 2018
jacob_riedle
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Vandalia, Illinois
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Located in a region of spectacular canyons and mountains, this site has produced a large number of complete dinosaur skeletons since 1909.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“dinosaur bones” (41 reviews)
“green river” (15 reviews)
“visitor center” (28 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
4545 Highway 40, Quarry Visitor Center, Dinosaur, CO 81610-9724
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+1 435-781-7700
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"josie's cabin"
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"echo park"
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"exhibit hall"
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"love dinosaurs"
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"park ranger"
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"huge wall"
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"knowledgeable rangers"
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"nice center"
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"auto tour"
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"a long road trip"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a long and very enjoyable day exploring Dinosaur National Monument, helped by beautiful weather. We started at the Jensen entrance to visit the quarry exhibit hall to see the dinosaur bones, then headed to Box Canyon for a short hike. That afternoon a...More

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Reviewed 13 January 2018

A great spot to see a vast collection of dinosaur bones and drive through beautiful country getting to this monument. I would take the time to go check this spot out if you are considering it.

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Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

Wow, to see a wealth of dinosaur bones deposited in one place and preserved for posterity is incredible. We came during off-season and were fortunate to have been able to drive right up to the enclosed quarry and not wait for a scheduled tour. We...More

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Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

The quarry wall has so many real dinosaur bones - not just casts. I also loved reading about the history - many famous museums have bones taken from this area. We also enjoyed seeing petroglyphs and visiting Josie's cabin

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Reviewed 8 November 2017

Dinosaur covers a large area and will take a good day to cover the basics. The national monument and fossil exhibits are very nice. The petroglyphs are fantastic, and the roads through the park are well worth the time.

1  Thank Ride A H
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Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

We finally toured the monument and loved every minute. The real bones were amazing and so worth going to see. Make sure to go on the driving tour and get out and see all 15 sites. The petroglyphs were really cool and it's fun to...More

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Reviewed 12 October 2017

For years, we had driven relatively near to Dinosaur National Monument, but hadn't been there. This year we were determined to see the Monument. Actually the Monument has two parts, the dinosaur dig and the canyons. We did both. Late in the afternoon, we toodled...More

2  Thank MikeB1952
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Reviewed 10 October 2017

What a treat to visit a National Park Visitor Center that cares enough about the quality of service it provides the visitor by staffing the Visitor Center desk with a uniformed professional National Park Ranger. We were disappointed the day before at Rocky Mountain National...More

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Reviewed 5 October 2017

These two sites within Dinosaur National Monument are great hikes and offer some great pictographs and petroglyphs

Thank Thomas K
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Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

We started at the Quarry Visitor's Center for info and came out with an auto tour guide to the tilting rocks, various maps and a hiking guide. The Dinosaur Quarry was an amazing 150 foot long wall of a thousand or more fossilized dinosaur bones....More

Thank Donna V
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Pennyech
1 July 2017|
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Response from henley-dreamer |
My wife and I visited for a couple of hours on our way from Rocky Mountain NP to Yellowstone. We planned our trip in the UK, and I planned the detour to take in Dinosaur, a real highlight for me, as we live on the Jurassic... More
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azeemamohsin
14 June 2017|
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Response from Aaron P | Reviewed this property |
Still worth the drive. Main building is where all the fossils are. There are plenty of other places to get out of the car and hike/walk.
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fay m
26 May 2017|
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Response from mugsylosangeles1 | Reviewed this property |
We were there in Late April and it was quite cool. I know it can hot in the summer, but the campground is on the river and has lots of trees so it may not be too bad. It is absolutely gorgeous.
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