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Dinosaur National Monument Announces Fall Visitor Center Hours
Contact: Carla Beasley, (435) 781-7700
Beginning September 4, 2007, fall operating hours for the park visitor center in Dinosaur, Colorado, will be 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. It will be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. This visitor center will close for the season on October 29.
The visitor center near Jensen, Utah, is open daily 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. through Memorial Day Weekend next spring.
As the temperatures become cooler, fall is an excellent time to visit Dinosaur National Monument. Hiking trails lead visitors to scenic overlooks, rock art, dinosaur fossil fragments, and other interesting features. For more information, contact the park at (435) 781-7700.
Did You Know?
Dinosaurs became extinct 65 million years ago, but lizards are still a common sight at Dinosaur National Monument. The small, inquisitive reptiles have endured on Earth for more than 300 million years, far outlasting their giant cousins.