Virtually Visiting the Dinosaur Quarry Visitor Center

Dinosaur Nat. Mon. Quarry, near Jensen, Utah, June 5, 2005

Dinosaur Quarry Visitor Center

I was disappointed, but not surprised, to see John Stodder’s blog post about the abrupt closing of the Dinosaur National Monument’s Dinosaur Quarry Visitor Center. Because FHSU’s Geology Field Camp visits Dinosaur NM each May/June for our first major mapping project I was aware that the quarry visitor center building was in deteriorating condition and was slated to be closed for repairs in the near future. In fact, based on what I had learned last year about the building I had been expecting it to be closed this year and was pleasantly surprised not only that it was open, but that they had recently repaved the roads in this section of the park – it’s always good to see federal dollars flowing to the long neglected infrastructure of the National Park System. I imagine it’ll probably be a while before they reopen the building, so until that time I hope you’ll enjoy the cubic QTVR of the interior of the quarry building above and the Virtual Field Trip to Dinosaur National MonumentGoogle Earth Placemark that I recently put together that incorporates it.

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