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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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Unexpectedly interesting

Nice scenery and an impressively protected display site. There are two observation levels and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
dieselpop1
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Bailey, CO
Once in a lifetime

We visited D.N.M, and it was a great experience. Was a bit annoyed at the road construction, but I... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Julio S
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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%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“dinosaur bones” (42 reviews)
“green river” (17 reviews)
“visitor center” (29 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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"amazing park"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Nice scenery and an impressively protected display site. There are two observation levels and additional background displays.

Thank dieselpop1
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited D.N.M, and it was a great experience. Was a bit annoyed at the road construction, but I understand its to improve the road for visitors. You cannot drive your personal vehicle up to the exhibit site. After paying the park fee, park at...More

Thank Julio S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful river flowing through a spectacular canyon. Interesting park headquarters with shuttle out to the dinosaur quarry.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

You won't see any dinosaur bones on the Colorado side, you'll need to cross into Utah for that. But there's still outdoor activities. There are campgrounds and a welcome center with picnic areas. If you want to visit the quarry, make that extra drive, it's...More

Thank Tara T
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I am so glad America has set aside and preserved places like this!! It's a vast area with fossils, petroglyphs, rock formations, and lots more to explore. You could spend an hour, a day or even camp there. Plan for hot, dry, dusty roads and...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the place to take kids to see dinosaurs embedded in rock. The rock wall with the embedded dinosaurs is inside a huge building. They even let you touch the exposed bones. They fully explain how the site was excavated and developed. They have...More

1  Thank SlowPoke59
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took the entire auto tour, from the Dino Quarry to the Homestead, hiking the trails to see petroglyphs along the way. Wonderful cross section of paleontology, pre-Columbian art and modern settlement history.

1  Thank Y6960BVsusanm
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We could have stayed for days! We saw the Plug Hat trail down in the separate Dinosaur Canyon Area, and then drove to the visitor center, saw the astounding quarry. The renovations on the Quarry Center are really great, and very air conditioned. We went...More

Thank Rambler541
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Reviewed 5 June 2018

We spent about 4 hours at Dinosaur National Park and found it to be a great stop. There were several other hikes that we could have done but seemed like we were able to see the major sights in our condensed time frame. We started...More

3  Thank EricC883
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Reviewed 12 May 2018 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

1  Thank jcleconte
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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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