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Price field office announces dino quarry's reopening date

The Price field office of the United States Bureau of Land Management has announced that the Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry will reopen for the season on March 27.

The visitor center offers interactive displays and exhibits, pointed out the Price field office. The interactive exhibits include:

•A display showing the excavation history of the site.

•A fossil preparation table.

•Replica skulls of animals found in the quarry.

•A mounted allosaurus skeleton.

Inside a covered building at the quarry, people visiting may often watch paleontologists actively excavating fossils.

Outside features include picnic areas, hiking trails and restroom facilities.

Visitors are encouraged to enjoy the quarry and center at their own pace, indicated the Price field office.

Weather permitting, the quarry is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from March 27 through Memorial Day.

The facility will then be open daily from Memorial Day through the Labor Day weekend.

Following the Labor Day weekend, the quarry's schedule returns to weekends only until the center closes for the season at the end of October.

Hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. On Sunday, open hours are from noon to 5 p.m.

Adult entrance fees are required, while youth ages 15 years of age and younger are admitted free.

Educational groups may contact Michael Leschin at 636-3619 to schedule tours of the quarry, explained the Price BLM field office.

The Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry is located approximately 30 miles south of Price.

To reach the quarrry, Carbon County residents should head south on Utah Highway 10 and watch for the quarry signs. The driectional signs are posted at the exit intersections.

The last 12 miles to the quarry are located on graded, but unpaved road, concluded the Price field office.

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