Fascinating Dinosaur Country

Who doesn't love Dinosaurs!? Utah has plenty of Dinosaur history sites to explore but don't miss this great little museum just off Highway 89A on your way to Lake Powell.

Dinosaurs in Utah can be found at many different sites and museums. This is a neat little museum that both you and your kids can get excited about.

Who doesn’t love Dinosaurs!? Utah has plenty of Dinosaur history sites to explore but don’t miss this great little museum just off Highway 89A on your way to Lake Powell. 57 miles from Kanab and just 13 miles from Lake Powell.

The Big Water visitor center is one of four visitor centers in the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument. Each visitor center has a different theme, and Big Water is all about the Big Guys!

Paleontology and Geology explained

You will see:

  • Vibrant 30′ mural depicting Late Cretaceous Period
  • Real dinosaur fossils on display
  • Topography relief model of the Monument
  • Plus get current weather reports, road conditions, and trail updates
dinosaurs in utah skull dinosaur bone

You will not need a lot of time here, but worth the stop. The Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument is a big place but we found this little gem fascinating.

Their book/gift store has a good collection of field guides and souvenirs.

Check out the official GSENM website here: https://www.blm.gov/visit/big-water-visitor-center

Utah’s Dinosaur History

With fossil records of more dinosaur species than any other state and the most complete record of prehistoric life than any other geographic area on the planet, Utah offers one of the world’s largest collections of mounted dinosaur skeletons at over a dozen different museums and actual discovery sites. Dinosaurs should be our state animal…..

Other things to see in the area

You can find other cool (non-dino) recommendations for things to see and do in our Kanab area local guide: https://mystarvr.com/things-to-do-in-kanab-utah/

Share This Post

See Our Vacation Rentals

Either of our two unique vacation rentals are the perfect base camp for your adventures in Southwestern Utah.  Check out our properties and let us know if you have any questions. 

Western Star Bungalow

Star Garage

Vacation rental garage themed kitchen in Kanab Utah

More To Explore

Western Legends High Noon Parade Kanab Utah
Things To Do

Western Legends Heritage and Music Festival, Kanab Utah

Every year, our community celebrates its movie history with Western Legends Heritage and Music Festival. A celebration of film, music, poetry, rodeo, and Western heritage in true Cowboy style. If you know John and I, or if you have stayed at The Western Star Bungalow you know we LOVE the old movie history of Kanab.

Read More »

Best Friends Animal Sanctuary – JB

Best Friends Animal Sanctuary In Kanab, Utah This is the largest no-kill animal sanctuary in the country. They have other locations throughout the USA in New York, Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, Houston, and Atlanta, but Kanab is their headquarters. Not only is it huge, over 3,700 acres and they have over 1500 animals to

Read More »