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13 Best and Fun Things To Do In Vernal, Utah

Calling all dinosaur enthusiasts! The small town of Vernal (also known as Dinosaurland), promises a unique experience for all ages!

The area got its nickname from the abundance of dinosaur fossils, footprints, and other prehistoric sites that were discovered by paleontologist Earl Douglas in 1909.

He established a quarry here during his excavations, which is now part of the Dinosaur National Monument, an area comprising thousands upon thousands of acres where visitors can go to learn more about the fascinating history of dinosaurs.

Besides all the prehistoric fun to be had, Vernal also offers a number of outdoor activities, including hiking, camping, rafting, cycling, horseback riding, water sports, and more!

Looking for more ideas? Check out our list of recommendations below so you can make the most out of your trip

The 13 Most Popular Things To Do In Vernal, Utah

13. Steinaker Reservoir

4.4 ★★★★☆ (12 reviews)

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12. Buckskin Hills Ski and Tubing Hill

4.8 ★★★★★ (20 reviews)

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Location: Unnamed Rd. Vernal UT

Tel:  435 621 1482

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11. Remember the Maine Park

4.7 ★★★★★ (175 reviews)

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Location: 4250 N 3500 W Vernal UT

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10. Steinaker Lake State Park

4.4 ★★★★☆ (254 reviews)

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Location: 4335 US 191 Scenic Vernal UT

Tel:  435 789 4432

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9. Regional History Center

5.0 ★★★★★ (1 review)

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Location: 152 E 100 N Vernal UT

Tel:  435 789 6276

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8. Freestone Legacy Walking Park

4.6 ★★★★★ (78 reviews)

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Location: 811 W 500 N Vernal UT

Tel:  435 781 0982

7. Dinosaur Land In Vernal Utah

4.5 ★★★★★ (116 reviews)

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Location: 134 E Main Street Vernal UT

Tel:  435 789 1352

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6. Uintah County Heritage Museum

4.7 ★★★★★ (120 reviews)


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Location: 155 E Main Street Vernal UT

Tel:  435 789 7399

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5. Steinaker State Park

4.4 ★★★★☆ (143 reviews)

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Location: 8750 N Hwy 191 Vernal UT

Tel:  800 322 3770

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4. Uintah County Western Park

4.6 ★★★★★ (229 reviews)

Location: 302 E 200 S Vernal UT

Tel:  435 789 7396

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3. Vernal Utah Temple

4.8 ★★★★★ (269 reviews)

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Location: 420 W 200 S Vernal UT

Tel:  435 789 3220

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2. Ashley Valley Community Park

4.6 ★★★★★ (286 reviews)


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Location: 500 N 900 W Vernal UT

Tel:  435 781 0982

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1. Utah Field House of Natural History State Park Museum

4.7 ★★★★★ (1,079 reviews)

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Location: 496 E Main Street Vernal UT

Tel:  435 789 3799

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Thank you for reading our list of the best things to do in Vernal, Utah! We hope it helped you plan the perfect itinerary for your next trip to this fantastic destination. Happy travels!

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