UTAH: George S Eccles Dinosaur Park

June 19th ~ Ogden, UT ~

George S Eccles Dinosaur Park

Our only stopover for the day was to check out the George S Eccles Dinosaur Park. This was not one of our favorites, but it did give us a chance to stretch our legs for a bit.

I would classify it more under the category of “interesting” but not a wow. The saving grace was the upstairs rock and mineral exhibit. They had some beautiful pieces on display.

Mineral Display

Cut slab of rock

From the upstairs balcony you can look down onto the inside dinosaur skeleton exhibit. It is comprised of just one room and sadly lacking in size and scope compared to other museums on this topic that we have visited.

Looking down from mineral display balcony

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I did enjoy seeing my first “Wooly Rhino” though.

Coelodonta Antiquitatis aka Wooly Rhino

We have seen wooly mammoth before, but not the rhino version. This huge beast could be up to 12 feet long, 5.5 feet tall at the shoulders and weigh over a ton. The horn on the end of his nose could measure up to 3 feet on a large male.

Outside is more of a child themed life-sized dinosaur park. This might be ideal for a kids birthday party or even those traveling with young children as there are plenty of pathways to run around on as well as a playground.

Outdoor display

Driving through Salt Lake City we showed Shirley the enormous Salt Lake Tabernacle and Temple Square before heading to our overnight campground on Provo Lake.

Temple Square

Sunset over the lake

GRATITUDE MOMENT: Today I am grateful that we are sound sleepers. It seems like many of the campgrounds are located near railroad tracks, but not this time. We switched it up and managed a spot just under the landing path for the Provo airport 🙂

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About Tim and Joanne Joseph

Hi and welcome! We are Tim and Joanne Joseph and we have just embarked on our "next chapter". At a stage in life where traveling the world, taking pictures, and sharing our adventures with friends and family will be our dream come true.
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4 Responses to UTAH: George S Eccles Dinosaur Park

  1. JanBeek says:

    Lovely photos. Thank you for sharing this part of your adventure with us. I especially enjoyed the colorful minerals.

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  2. Widdershins says:

    There’s still a sort of a romance to the sounds of a train rumbling along those endless steel rails … not so with an airplane. 🙂

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