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Dinosaur National Monument, Utah, History

Dinosaurs - A Part of Utah History

Utah is a real life "Jurassic Park" with museums, sites, a national monument, and even a byway dedicated to showcasing dinosaur skelton collections, sculptures, dig sites, bones, and tracks.

Dinosaurs & Paleontology

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Utah's inhabitants of the distant past weren't nearly as friendly as those of today.
Featuring the world's most complete exposed record of the earth's geologic
history, this is THE dinosaur state — a real life "Jurassic Park."

  • See the fossil records of more dinosaur species than any other state
  • Explore the most complete record of prehistoric life than any other geographic area on the planet
  • Visit museums housing the world's largest collection of mounted dinosaur skeletons
  • Experience the world's most famous dinosaur fossil quarry at Dinosaur National Monument

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Looking for ancient history? The Natural History Museum of Utah features an outstanding display of paleontology (in addition to several other exhibits) that covers eons of Utah's history and includes a frequently updated display of the latest dinosaur find. Thanksgiving Point houses the North American Museum of Ancient Life, one of the largest dinosaur museums of its kind, with more than 50 skeletal displays, standing dinosaurs and over 100 reconstructed flying reptiles. It makes an excellent prelude or follow-up to BYU Museum of Paleontology, recognized world-wide for having one of the most valuable Jurassic dinosaur collections, including a 150-million-year-old dinosaur egg.

For more detailed info about Utah paleontology visit www.geology.utah.gov