Utah Attractions November 23, 2018
This Utah Farm Is Hiding A Jurassic Secret
The Beehive State was once a place where dinosaurs roamed, and today, it’s a world-class dinosaur destination where scientists come from all over the world to excavate the remains of these huge, mysterious creatures to learn more about them. Here’s one such site:
It all started in the year 2000, when Dr. Johnson was improving the land on his farm. As he was digging up a huge sandstone slab, he uncovered dinosaur tracks that had been formed more than 200 million years ago.
Imagine finding dinosaur tracks in your backyard! Luckily, Dr. Johnson and his wife worked with paleontologists to preserve the tracks, and set up a foundation that allows people to come visit this special site to see ancient history firsthand.
Today, you'll find a large museum that houses the dinosaur tracks and many other artifacts that will fascinate anyone who loves these majestic creatures from the past. The museum was built right over the top of the trackway, so you'll walk right next to the spot where dinosaurs once roamed.
In addition to dinosaur tracks..
...you'll find many dinosaur replicas that give you some idea of what these massive animals looked like. The reproduction dinos were created by local artist Erric wan-Keir, and they'll certainly spark your imagination.
Visitors will also find tons of dinosaur bones, and are even encouraged to touch some of the displays. You can also dig in the Dino Park outside, and unearth replica dinosaur bones. The Dino Park also features many fossilized bones that you're welcome to touch and explore.
This museum is also home to the world's largest collection of dinosaur swim tracks, and you can see them up close. You'll learn about the dinosaurs who made these tracks millions of years ago, right on the shores of the ancient lake that was once here.
This special place isn't just a museum; it's also a discovery site where volunteers are hard at work, uncovering fossils and preparing them for exhibit.
Spend some time watching these folks at work, and see history come to life right before your eyes.
The museum is open seven days a week, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.. Admission prices are just $6 for adults and $3 for children ages 4-11. Those three and under visit for free!
You'll find the St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site At Johnson Farm at 2180 E Riverside Dr., St. George, UT 84790.
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dinosaur-themed park in Moab, and take a trip up to Ogden to see this unique park that many people don’t even know exists. Address: 2180 E Riverside Dr., St. George, UT 84790