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!

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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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Instagram-worthy Locations in Vernal, Utah

Date: March 21, 2022

In: Uncategorized

If you don’t take pictures of the cool places you visit to remember for years to come, did you really go there? Luckily, in Vernal, UT there are beautiful backdrops everywhere to post all over your social media accounts. No one will question if you actually went or not… they will simply be jealous they didn’t go with you! Here are some of the best photo opts. 


Scattered around Vernal are dozens of murals lining the streets. These murals are colorful, …

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A Trip to Buckskin Ski and Snow Tubing Hill

Date: March 15, 2022

In: Winter Activities

Imagine waking up in a hotel room on a chilly winter morning. You put your snow clothes on, finishing with a warm hat and fluffy scarf. You and your friends pile into the car, a little groggy because you still haven’t had your morning coffee, and drive to Donnie’s Cafe for some breakfast. You are fueling up before heading to Buckskin Ski and Snow Tubing Hill for a fun-filled day.

Once at Snowhill, there are so many fun things to do. …

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3rd Annual Dinah “SOAR” Days Hot Air Balloon Festival a Huge Success and Economic Benefit to Community

Date: September 2, 2020

In: Festivals

August 28-30. 2020 thousands of visitors from near and far came to attend the 3rd Annual Dinah “SOAR” Days Hot Air Balloon Festival in Vernal, Utah. Visitors enjoyed watching the balloons launch each morning, vintage car show, vendors, chalk art contest, live entertainment, battle of the bands, night glow, candlesticking. bounce houses, beer garden, a dino dash, and more.

This year Dinah “SOAR” Days had 24 hot air balloons that flew over Vernal during the festival. Pilots came from all over …

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Coronavirus: Fun Things To Do While Social Distancing in Dinosaurland

Date: March 28, 2020

In: Hiking

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread, many people are finding themselves in quarantine in order to most effectively practice “social distancing.” Are you going stir crazy?” Social distancing doesn’t mean that you have to stay inside. There are plenty of things that you can do outside that are still within the appropriate social distancing. Plus being outdoors is good for you! So here are a few ideas to help motivate you to go outside. 

Go For A Hike There is ample …

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Top Five Hikes in Dinosaurland

Date: December 4, 2019

In: Hiking

Dinosaurland in Vernal, Utah is a great place to go outside and explore. The scenery is vast and often changing. There is a wide range of trails ranging from beginner to advanced and offering distances up to 30 miles. We have compiled a list of the top five hikes that should be one everyone’s itinerary when visiting Dinosaurland.

* Moonshine Arch

Moonshine Arch is a local favorite. This massive arch is about 85 feet in length and about 40 feet …

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New Dinosaur Finds in Dinosaurland

Date: November 14, 2019

In: Dinosaur National Monument

Dinosaurland in Vernal, Utah is known for its immense amount of dinosaur fossils and bones to be discovered in the area. New and exciting dinosaur discoveries are still happening in Dinosaurland. During the summer of 2019 paleontologists found a Stegosaurus femur, three intact teeth, and prepared countless fossils with a valid permit from Dinosaur National Monument.


Stegosaurus Femur Discovered in Dinosaur National Monument

Stegosaurus femur was collected in Dinosaur National Monument on August 8, 2019. New Dinosaur National Monument paleontologist ReBecca Hunt-Foster …

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The Building That Was Sent Through The Mail

Date: November 4, 2019

In: History


Can you ship a building through the mail? Here in Uintah County, over one hundred years ago clever bankers did just that. The Uintah Basin residence had out grown their current bank location and needed something larger. The new bank would require 80,000 bricks to construct it. But acquiring the bricks from Salt Lake City, Utah by fright wagon was an expensive venture. At the time, commercial wagon freighters demanded 15 cents per brick to ship from Salt Lake City …

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Top 10 Things to Do In Dinosaurland, Vernal, Utah

Date: October 10, 2019

In: Uncategorized

Memories are made in Dinosaurland! It is an outdoor wonderland jammed packed with beauty, history, and of course adventure. And while the possibilities are endless on your next visit to Vernal, Utah let us suggest the top 10 things to do here and what you won’t want to miss out on.

1- Play like a Paleontologist

Vernal, Utah is dinosaur country so much so that it is referred to as Dinosaurland. With a name like Dinosaurland you know that there is going …

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