10 Adventurous Spots To Explore Utah's Prehistoric Giants
By Catherine Armstrong|Published August 12, 2017
Writer, editor and researcher with a passion for exploring new places. Catherine loves local bookstores, independent films, and spending time with her family, including Gus the golden retriever, who is a very good boy.
If you find dinosaurs fascinating, then Utah is the perfect place for you. The Beehive State’s geography was perfect for the preservation of dinosaur bones – its plateau during the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods was nice and dry, making it possible for the remains of millions of years ago to fossilize. Today, Utah is a hotbed of activity for paleontologists all over the world, and the state even has a few dinosaurs named after it. If you want to learn more about Utah’s first residents, here are some places to visit.
Please note: This article focuses only on spots that offer dinosaur education in addition to dinosaur remains or sculptures – there are also many places in Utah’s outdoors to walk alongside dinosaur tracks!