"Dinosaur - the real Jurassic Park" United States of America Things to Do Tip by Myndo
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Dinosaur National Monument is less spectacular than the name may suggest, but it is interesting anyway.
In very very old times there was a river running through here and in the old river bed they found a lot of bones that were preserved.
The old river bed is now a wall (or steep cliff).
You can have a close look at the bones and even touch some. There are sign that describe the dinosaurs that left their bones here.
The only thing that bugged me a little was the paintings of the dinosaurs. Since they do not know what color the skin of a dinosaur had, they colored them after today living animals ... so you find one with leopard dots and giraffae like ones. I think they had better taken the colors and patterns of todays reptiles, but what do I know?
The surrounding Canyons and Landscape is worth a view, too, BTW.
Directions: Utah and Colorado (on the border)
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