The St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site at Johnson Farm is a natural history museum in St George, Utah.
One of the state’s most popular attractions, the discovery site is a rare and unique destination for ardent geology lovers.
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The farm’s history can be traced back to the year 2000 when, while working on his property, Dr. Sheldon Johnson came across large blocks of sandstone. Upon removing these blocks, Dr. Johnson found a well-preserved dinosaur track, with imprints on both the block and layer of clay below. This led to the discovery of thousands of dinosaur tracks.
Experts studied the area and discovered an elaborate dinosaur track that cut across the farm. This discovery led to the creation of the museum for the preservation of the tracks. Dr. Johnson donated the portion of land that is now known as the St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site at Johnson Farm.
Interestingly, it is not just dinosaur fossils that have been found in the area. Other fossils at the museum include leaves, seeds, fish bones, and an array of aquatic animals. Look out for accurate life-size restorations of animals that existed during this period, which include the Protosuchus, Dilophosaurus, as well as the Scelidosaurus.
This museum is an exciting destination, not just for geologists, but also for families. The kids get the chance of a lifetime to follow the preserved tracks, all the while creating tracks of their own. Other fun activities for the little ones include uncovering replica fossils at the museum, piecing together dinosaur-themed puzzles, as well as shopping for souvenirs and peculiar prehistoric memorabilia from the gift shop.
St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site at Johnson Farm is located at 2180 East Riverside Drive in St. George. The museum is open from Thursday to Monday, from 10am to 5pm.