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Moab, Utah: Lin Ottinger's Moab Rock Shop

Lin Ottinger has been digging up dinosaurs and interesting rocks in Utah since the 1930s. Store displays some of his finds.

600 N. Main St., Moab, UT
North end of town, on the east side of US Hwy 191/N. Main St.
Daily 9-dark (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Miner in stretcher.

Lin Ottinger's Moab Rock Shop

Out front, in addition to the miner in a stretcher, there is a rail car that is easily visible from the street as you drive by.

[Kerin Fassler, 11/04/2022]
Lin Ottinger's Moab Rock Shop

Visit the Moab museum with kids first and they will give you a "free dinosaur bone" ticket to Lin O's Rock Shop. Both stops are very quirky and cool.

[Shout Stout, 01/04/2016]


Lin Ottinger's Moab Rock Shop

A great find! We spent about an hour here just browsing. We ended up buying a nice fossil from a woolly mammoth.

[April N, 12/02/2014]

For some reason, Lin has a dummy miner strapped on a medical stretcher beneath his billboard. We like.

Fool's Gold.

Lin Ottinger's Moab Rock Shop

I love rock shops and this one is the best. Lin Ottinger (who is 87) exhibits his life-long collection of rocks, fossils, minerals, antiques, old mining equipment, uranium stuff, 19th century steam engines, ore cars, and drill rigs. $1.00 and $5.00 rocks and fossils on tables out front (Honor system after hours). Inside there's an allosaurus skull, dinosaur bones, rocks, and minerals from Utah and the world. The shop is crammed with interesting stuff.

Lin discovered many Utah dinosaurs that he later donated to museums. The shop is now run by Lin, his son "Sonny," and grandson Matt.

[Ann Ertel, 11/06/2014]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Plumber GuyPlumber Guy, Moab, UT - 2 mi.
Arches National ParkArches National Park, Moab, UT - 4 mi.
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RV Snakemobile, Cisco, UT - 30 mi.

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