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Dinosaur National Monument Museum/Gallery

After its predecessor was closed for five years because of structural damage, the much-anticipated Dinosaur Quarry Exhibit Hall opened in 2011, showcasing an estimated 1,500 dinosaur bones that date to the late Jurassic Period still embedded in the clay. Open daily, the Exhibit Hall is ranger-guided only in the winter; check the website or call ahead for shuttle hours and access availability. Fossils are visible only from the Utah side of the monument, not the Colorado side. A half mile away is a massive 7,595-square-foot visitor center.

Museum/Gallery Geological Site

Quick Facts

Visitor center: 7 miles north of Jensen, Utah, on Rte. 139
Dinosaur, Colorado  84035, USA

970-374–3000-Canyon Visitor Center in Colorado

nps.gov/dino

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: $10 per vehicle; $5 per individual, Daily, hrs vary

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