Spending One Day to Visit the Wyoming Dinosaur Center

The Wyoming Dinosaur Center is located in Thermopolis, Wyoming and is one of the few dinosaur museums in the world to have excavation sites within driving distance. The Wyoming Dinosuar Center complex includes a world-class museum, dinosaur dig sites, a preparation laboratory and an incredible gift shop.

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The Wyoming Dinosaur Center has 12,000 square feet of exhibition area. Fossils and life forms from earliest geologic time periods are displayed in a chronological perspective. There are over 200 displays and dioramas throughout the museum. The museum is famous for its more than 30 mounted dinosaur skeletons.

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In the Hall of Dinosaurs lies “The Thermopolis Specimen” the only Archaeopteryx in North America, which was in private hands for decades before an anonymous donor gave it to the museum; “Jimbo” a Supersaurus, one of the largest dinosaurs ever mounted, “Stan” a 35-foot T-Rex and a Triceratops, the Wyoming state dinosaur. Also noteworthy in the over 30 mounted skeletons are Allosaurus, fossil fish from Scotland, flying reptiles from Brazil, dinosaurs from China and marine reptiles from several continents.

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Other impressive specimens in the center include Stan the Tyrannosaurus rex and Mary the Albertaceratops, the first of her kind.
Dinosaur dig sites provide a shuttle tour for the kids, because kids can dig and discover dinosaur fossils and footprints in person, which is memorable and very enjoyable for a kid.

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If you love dinosaurs, the Wyoming Dinosaur Center is a wonderful place and for being only twenty years old they have done an outstanding job making this a top-notch tourist destination. Get more information about the Wyoming Dinosaur Center visit http://www.wyodino.org/#Museum.

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