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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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Dinosaur Lovers Paradise

We took our 7 yr old granddaughter to the Dinosaur National Monument and quarry and it was an... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
shelbylynn66
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Champaign, Illinois
Rare place for dinosaur lovers

We have been here twice and enjoyed our visits. The hiking trails are fine and the dinosaur... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
yyyzzz_utah
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Murray, Utah
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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.
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“green river” (14 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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4545 Highway 40, Quarry Visitor Center, Dinosaur, CO 81610-9724
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took our 7 yr old granddaughter to the Dinosaur National Monument and quarry and it was an amazing experience! She id a junior park ranger and earned her badge here. The Park Rangers seem to enjoy their jobs and were very kind to her....More

1  Thank shelbylynn66
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been here twice and enjoyed our visits. The hiking trails are fine and the dinosaur exhibits are pretty spectacular.

1  Thank yyyzzz_utah
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

This park is absolutely gorgeous. We took one of the most beautiful hikes we have ever taken. Sounds of silence. We went through so many different rock formations. Additionally the Quarry is wonderful and so interesting. The ranger is terrific and ver knowledgeable. I can't...More

2  Thank mugsylosangeles1
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Worth the long drive and do both parts of it! Went in early April so could just drive to the fossil display as not crowded enough for the shuttle. We spent all day at both sections of the park. Since it is in such a...More

1  Thank nriemen
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

The time before my land. An amazing tour on what it was. There is not word to describe the emotional experience. Great place for friend and family. There were a lot of people walking around with their pets. We came on easter weekend and weather...More

1  Thank johnnylance826
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

We were here about 16 years ago, and enjoyed it very much then, so much in fact that we brought our teenagers back here over spring break. The quarry is phenomenal, I don't even know how many dinosaur bones they have unearthed on the quarry...More

3  Thank idtravel15
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Very neat and informative . Tour guide was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. The auto tour was nice and the hikes were reasonable distances

1  Thank april2336
Reviewed 15 February 2017

This place is a touchstone with the far distant past. It isn't on the way to anything - I guess no one told the dinosaurs where to be for maximum tourist convenience. But, one you get here it is a treat. They have done an...More

3  Thank Rita B
Reviewed 11 February 2017

We had a free personal tour by a ranger to see and touch the dinosaur bones, wisely protected in a secure building, which was an awesome experience. Would have liked to see the rest of the national park, but it was impassable in winter. We...More

Thank peterjcsmith
Reviewed 29 January 2017

A family trip of 6 national parks an a total of 5802 miles and this was one of he best day and night we had. Out there where the stars are so bright and the town is so cute. The national part was so cool.

2  Thank rshield
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azeemamohsin
the website says "The Fossil Discovery Trail is currently closed". With this closed, will it be just like any other museum or is it still worth to drive all the way from Denver with 9 and 6 yr olds?
13 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
Has anyone camp at the Green River Campground during summer? What is the weather like?
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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Husky359
I was wondering if there is somewhere around the area, in the park, out of the park, into Utah or Colorado, that kids can be part of a dinosaur dig. Thanks!
8 January 2015|
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Response from pkrissel | Reviewed this property |
At all national parks the kids involved in the Junior Ranger program seem to be having a great time and a learning experience. No hands on digs that I know of
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