Where is Wyoming Dinosaur Center? Where can I dig for fossils in Wyoming?
Where is Wyoming Dinosaur Center?
In the middle of Wyoming, southeast of Yellowstone National Park and not far from the Wind River Indian reservation, lies the sleepy 3000 soul nest Thermopolis. There are hot springs that form large limestone terraces, steam caves and an outdoor enclosure with bison.
However, the fact that an unusually large number of tourists come to no man’s land is not only due to bathing fun, but also to old, fossilized bones: Thermopolis is home to a veritable treasure trove of fossils: the Wyoming Dinosaur Center is home to countless dinosaur remains.
Allosaurus, Ankylosaurus, Brontosaurus, Camarasaurus, Diplodocus, Edmontosaurus, Stegosaurus, Triceratops, Tyrannosaurus – if you want to see their skeletons, you will find them here. Some of them lived at the end of the Jurassic, a period in the history of the earth that was the name of Michael Crichton’s novel “Jurassic Park”. Some of them lived at the end of the Cretaceous, just before an Asteroid led to the extinction of the dinosaurs. Many millions of years later, their bones were found in Wyoming and eventually prepared and exhibited.
Address: 110 Carter Ranch Rd, Thermopolis, WY 82443
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Phone: (307) 864-2997
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