Utah Has An Entire Museum Dedicated To Gigantic Creatures And It’s As Awesome As You’d Think

Dinosaurs once roamed Utah and their presence is felt to this day with several dinosaur museums of varying sizes dotting the state. The Museum of Ancient Life at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi claims a distinction among those venues, as it is home to one of the world’s largest displays of complete dinosaur skeletons. Visitors of all ages likely will agree that “awesome” is a good description for both the collection of those 60 dinosaurs and the size of each of them. Ocean creatures are also part of the museum’s landscape.

Easy access is among the selling points of Thanksgiving Point. The Museum of Ancient Life is one of five venues on the property that’s immediately off Interstate 15, 25 miles south of downtown Salt Lake City. You can purchase a day pass to all five attractions or just the museum. You’ll want to budget at least a couple of hours for the museum because of the volume of displays and more than 50 hands-on exhibits, including the opportunity to dig for fossils. For more information about weekly presentations and special events, check the museum’s website.

Address: Mountain America Museum of Ancient Life at Thanksgiving Point, 2929 N Thanksgiving Way, Lehi, UT 84043, USA

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