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A New Golden Age of Dinosaur Museums

When the movie Jurassic Park hit theaters in the summer of 1993, there was no question that the dinosaur renaissance–that had been coursing through the field of paleontology since the late 1960’s–had now, for the first time, really taken a … Continue reading

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Allosaurus Roar’s Top 25 Prehistoric Fossil Museums in North America

One year ago today, I started this blog with a list ranking the Top 25 Dinosaur Museums in North America, and now I provide a list ranking the Top 25 Prehistoric Fossil Museums in North America.  Some museums have wonderful … Continue reading

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Allosaurus Roar Review: Dinosaur National Monument, Jensen, UT

In 1909 Earl Douglass, a paleontologist working for the Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh, was searching for dinosaur bones in the rugged sandstone hills about ten miles east of Vernal, Utah. Having heard that fossils could be found nearby, Douglass spent a … Continue reading

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Allosaurus Roar Review: Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburgh, PA

I am usually pretty excited whenever I am about to visit a museum with a lot of special fossils on display, but honestly, some museums get me more excited than others.  The Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh is … Continue reading

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Allosaurus Roar’s Top Dozen Tyrannosaurus rex Displays

The mighty Tyrannosaurus rex…the “tyrant lizard king,” was certainly one of the largest and deadliest carnivores from the entire dinosaur era.  T. rex has it all: the devastating combination of overwhelming size, frightening weaponry and a vivid, evocative name.  It is no wonder Tyrannosaurus … Continue reading

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Allosaurus Roar’s Top Twenty-Five Dinosaur Museums in North America

There are so many great dinosaur museums in North America…but which ones are truly the most spectacular and absolutely must-visit places for the dinosaur lover?  Naturally, this list is completely subjective.  Allosaurus Roar has visited all of these museums and … Continue reading

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