St. George, Utah: Dinosaur Discovery - Unearthed TracksDiscovered by an eye doctor who had wanted to sell the land. Now an air-conditioned building shelters one of Utah's newer attractions.
Dinosaur Discovery Site at Johnson Farm
- 2180 E. Riverside Drive, St. George, UT
- Dinosaur Discovery Site at Johnson Farm. I-15 exit 10. Head south on Green Springs Drive, which turns into N. 3050 E. and then into Riverside Drive. At 2180 E. Riverside Drive, altogether about 2.5 miles from the freeway.
- M-Sa 10-6, Su 11-5 (Call to verify)
- Adults $6.
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- Worth a Detour
Visitor Tips and News About Dinosaur Discovery - Unearthed Tracks
It is a little spot with dinosaur tracks. Has a short video and then a pathway around the tracks. Admission is $6.[B Money, 08/16/2012]
Great place. Kids are 3 and 7, they loved it. Very interesting for the parents as well. Staff is friendly and helpful![Melissia, 05/29/2012]
A beautiful new museum building now houses a large part of the Dinosaur Discovery tracks collection, including a large section of in-place trackway, and keeps the visitor cool in the summer and warm in the winter. The addition of informational videos, changing temporary displays, a working fossil prep lab, and additional informational labeling regarding the many unique track types found here make this a "must see" when in the area. Try to make time to go through with a guide as they can explain the unique features of this site much better than any brochure![Jim, 05/29/2009]
Optometrist Dr. Sheldon Johnson found dino tracks on his property in 2000.
Don't miss the [St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site at Johnson Farm] east of I-15 in St. George, Utah. At the north end of this blazing hot desert town in southwest Utah is a large collection of newly unearthed dinosaur tracks shaded by a tin roof with a misting system [since replaced by an air-conditioned building] and cordial volunteers explaining how the tractor turned over the rocks to disclose these ancient wonders.[K. Ward, 09/23/2000]
Thousands of dino tracks were discovered here in 1999 by Sheldon Johnson, a retired optometrist, who was cleaning up the land for resale at the time.