Fascinating Dinosaur Country

dinosaurs in Utah
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

dinosaur museum
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
dinosaur skull
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/what-to-see-and-do-and-eat-and-where-to-stay-southern-utah-2/
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