Dinosaur National Monument visitor center, Jensen

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Dinosaur National Monument visitor center was once home to prehistoric creatures, as well as civilizations dating back 800 to 1,200 years. The park's main draw is Quarry Exhibit Hall, where you'll find 1,500 dinosaur fossils and intact dinosaur bones exposed, including a nearly complete skull. You can also learn more about the Fremont people who lived here through the petroglyphs they left behind on rock walls. Drive one of the park's many scenic routes for views of the mountains and possible sightings of wildlife like deer, bighorn sheep, and prairie dogs. You can also explore the park by foot on a hiking trail, or try white-water rafting on the Green or Yampa rivers for a closer look at the park's remote canyons. Ranger-led programs offer the chance to explore the park a little deeper; ask at the visitor center for more information on current programs. Before you head to Jensen, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Jensen day trip tool , to make sure you see all that Jensen has to offer, including Dinosaur National Monument visitor center.
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  • I remembered visiting this park 20 years ago as a kid and finally worked it out to get my family there. They loved it. We spent about 2 hours at the quarry with a fantastic ranger who answered all my ...  more »
  • We spent a day visiting the monument over spring break. It was interesting to both the adults and kids. We stopped in at the Visitor's Center and the kids got a booklet to help them become a junior pa...  more »
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  • Never boring. I believe I have been here 7 times over time. So much to learn and see.
  • Fun place to learn a little more about dinosaurs. The wall of bones is cool to spend some time searching.

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