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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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We finally toured the monument and loved every minute. The real bones were amazing and so worth... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Scott W
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Two Parks in One

For years, we had driven relatively near to Dinosaur National Monument, but hadn't been there. This... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
MikeB1952
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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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.
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  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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4545 Highway 40, Quarry Visitor Center, Dinosaur, CO 81610-9724
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Reviewed yesterday 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

Thank Scott W
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank MikeB1952
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank cwt2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Thomas K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I are from Pittsburgh,PA, so it was very interesting to see the site where the dinosaur bone in the Carnegie Museum came from.

Thank DellaE
Reviewed 7 September 2017

I visited in the 80's when I was a kid. It is even better now. My kiddo's had each and ever question answered about dinosaurs's. The Rangers are the best. We did a Junior Astronomy viewing at night. Once again the Rangers were awesome! The...More

Thank diesel468
Reviewed 27 August 2017

There is a nice visitor center and a shuttle to take people up to the actual bones. The bone wall is amazing, and there is a great deal of information to help identify the bones. Nice little museum by the bone wall. Worth seeing.

Thank Marsha W
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

We came mainly for the quarry but discovered the national monument offered a lot more than expected. The many hiking trails offer different levels of abilities and the scenery are all enjoyable. Our most memorable one was hiking to see the petroglyphs at Cub Creek...More

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Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

We stopped here for a couple hours. The wall in the quarry was quite impressive. We also went to the petroglyphs. They were very visible from the road at mile marker 13.

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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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