Dinosaur National Monument in Utah is coming back to life. If you’ve visited my Dinosaur National Monument page, you’ll know that parts of the monument have been shut down for years. For structural integrity.
But during the week of October 4 – 9 of 2011, the Wall of Bones is opening. Now located in a newly renovated and roomy exhibit facility, the park will ... once again ... be a first-class destination. An updated and modern version of what you might remember if you visited before the old visitor center was shut down.
In fact ... during this week ... admission is free. On Tuesday October 4, 2011, the ribbon cutting for the new Quarry Exhibit Hall Wall of Bones will take place at 11:00 a.m.
Dinosaur National Monument
The Dinosaur National Monument’s Quarry Visitor Center has been moving since it was built. Because the earth under it is moving. If you had the good luck of visiting before it was closed, you would have been amazed at the breathtaking display of more than 1,500 Jurassic-period fossils.
The Visitor Center was so unstable that it was closed in 2006. Visitors disappeared and revenues evaporated. But one of the winners in the Obama $750 million “stimulus” plan of 2009 was Dinosaur National Monument is the big winner! It received $13.1 million to totally rebuild the visitor center. And to fix and modernize other things.
One good thing that came out of this economic mess.