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Holly Days Lantern Launch

Date: November 3, 2023

In: Winter Activities

The holiday season is a time of togetherness, joy, and the creation of cherished memories. For the past two decades, Vernal, Utah, has been celebrating this season with the Vernal Holly Days Festival, a beloved tradition that continues to grow and evolve. This year’s Holly Days will be held across Vernal on November 24th from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.Vernal is known for its natural beauty, and the Holly Days Festival beautifully complements this Hallmark-esque backdrop with festive holiday charm. …

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Eat Sweet in Dinosaurland

Date: August 2, 2023

In: Uncategorized

Vernal, Utah, may be best known for its stunning landscapes, dinosaur history, and outdoor adventures, but it also has a delightful surprise for those with a sweet tooth. Nestled within this charming city are several establishments that offer delectable confections to satisfy even the most discerning taste buds. From classic confections to unique creations, let’s explore the best places to indulge in a sweet treat in Vernal.Little Sweet Pea:Nestled in the heart of downtown Vernal, Little Sweet Pea is a …

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The Stories Behind Dinosaurland’s “Writing on the Walls”

The McConkie Ranch Petroglyph Panel

Date: July 19, 2023

In: Hiking

Dinosaurland’s petroglyphs are a window into the region’s rich cultural history. These ancient rock carvings, created by the native peoples who once inhabited the area, offer insight into their beliefs, practices and daily lives.

One of the most famous and well-preserved examples of this art form can be found at McConkie Ranch outside of Vernal.

What Are The McConkie Ranch Petroglyphs?

The McConkie Ranch Petroglyphs were created by the Fremont culture, a prehistoric Native American people who lived in the region from around …

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Unforgettable Rafting Awaits

Date: April 27, 2023

In: Uncategorized

Photo Cred: Dinosaur River Expedition

Why Vernal Is Utah’s Premier River Rafting Destination

“How do whitewater rafting guides get to work?” “By taking rapid transit.” *ba dum tss*

In Dinosaurland, the rafting trip of a lifetime awaits you! Our rafting experiences fuse laughter (partly from the bad dad jokes) and thrilling adventure to create an unforgettable experience for you and your loved ones. Whether you want a calmer ride or are feeling a little more daring, everyone in your party will cruise down …

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4 Films to Prep for Your Next Trip to Dinosaurland

Date: February 28, 2023

In: Uncategorized

Dinosaurs on the silver screen have captivated audiences since the beginning of cinema. Their huge size and fearsome demeanor have made them a staple of the adventure genre. In Dinosaurland, you can get up close and personal with real dinosaur remains at places like Dinosaur National Monument and Red Fleet State Park. Check out this list of our favorite movies to watch to get your dinosaur fix before your next trip to Dinosaurland.

The Land Before Time

Photo Credit: Universal Pictures

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Take a Foodie Trail through Dinosaurland

Date: November 25, 2022

In: Uncategorized

Dinosaurland isn’t just beautiful sights, exciting activities and amazing history. It’s also filled with an abundance of delicious and unique restaurants to choose from. Both locals and vacationers alike have raved about Dinosaurland’s dining scene, admiring the small-town vibe and homemade touch that so many places tout. Here are a few restaurants that will have you convinced that Vernal is a foodie’s paradise.

Antica Forma

Start your foodie journey at Antica Forma. This restaurant is a local favorite, known for its homemade …

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A Fun Fall Day in Dinosaurland

Date: October 26, 2022

In: Uncategorized

Just because summer is ending, doesn’t mean the fun has to go with it! As the weather gets cooler and the leaves begin to change color, there is no better place to spend your time than Dinosaurland. Go explore the colorful changing scenery and the fascinating history found everywhere. Whether you’re a cool-weather adrenaline junkie, a history buff, or just an admirer of stunning autumn landscapes, Dinosaurland has something especially for you this season.

Go Hiking and Find Something New

Dinosaurland has …

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Nightlife in Vernal

Date: July 26, 2022

In: Uncategorized

You may know Vernal, Utah for its incredible fossil collection but did you know there is another side to the city? Once the sun goes down, the nightlife begins in Vernal  — and it will not disappoint. There are a number of places to get your groove on while enjoying some delicious food and drinks. So grab your dancing shoes and your loved ones for a night on the town that you won’t forget.

Vernal Brewing Company

The first stop on your …

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The Perfect Summer Day in Dinosaurland

Date: May 13, 2022

In: Uncategorized

The sun is shining a little brighter, people are shedding their jackets and the days are getting longer. That could only mean one thing — summer is upon us! With summer comes the itch for something new and we know just where to find it. Dinosaurland offers a thrill for the adventure seekers, unique food for our food lovers and relaxation for our leisure travelers. Whatever your goals are for your summer, you can find them here at Dinosaurland!

Adventure seeker

Looking …

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Plan Your Pet-Friendly Trip to Vernal, Utah

Date: May 13, 2022

In: Uncategorized

Vernal, Utah has been a pet-friendly destination for centuries. It started as a location where dinosaurs roamed freely and has continued to be a spot for animals to enjoy. Whether you have dogs, cats, rabbits or hamsters — there is room for all in Dinosaurland! Read on for some fun activities you can do with your pets! If you take one thing from this post, remember this one rule of thumb… here in Vernal, pets can go anywhere a car …

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