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Dinosaur Sighting: Dinosaur Inn

While driving through northern Utah on the way to Dinosaur National Monument this past summer, my wife and I passed through Vernal, Utah. There were dinosaurs everywhere. Big ones, small ones, green ones, pink ones... it was hard to look in any direction and not see a dinosaur.One of the most promi...

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The dinosaur outside the "Dinosaur Inn" in Vernal, Utah.


While driving through northern Utah on the way to Dinosaur National Monument this past summer, my wife and I passed through Vernal, Utah. There were dinosaurs everywhere. Big ones, small ones, green ones, pink ones... it was hard to look in any direction and not see a dinosaur.

One of the most prominent dinosaurs was this fellow outside the Best Western "Dinosaur Inn." I stopped to snap a picture, but only for a moment. As much as I love roadside dinosaurs I was more anxious to see the ones still encased in rock.

Have you stumbled across a dinosaur in an unexpected place? If you have, and have a photo of the encounter, send it to us via dinosaursightings@gmail.com!
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Brian Switek

Brian Switek is a freelance science writer specializing in evolution, paleontology, and natural history. He writes regularly for National Geographic's Phenomena blog as Laelaps.

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