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St. George, Utah: Dinosaur Discovery: Unearthed Tracks

Discovered by an eye doctor who had wanted to sell the land. Now an air-conditioned building shelters tracks, fossilized skin, and other dino remains.

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.
Th-M 10-5 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Adults $8.
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Dinosaur tracks.

Dinosaur Discovery - Unearthed Tracks

The Dinosaur Discovery exhibit features clearly identifiable dinosaur tracks. The exhibit area is still an active dig site. Really interesting for dinosaur buffs. Admission fee and gift shop.

[Kerin Fassler, 05/16/2019]

Dinosaur track.

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]

May 2019: Photo added.

Dinosaur Discovery - Unearthed Tracks

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]
Dinosaur Discovery - Unearthed Tracks

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.

Dinosaur Discovery - Unearthed Tracks

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.

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