Quarry Visitor Center

US 40, Dinosaur National Monument, Utah

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Description 

The Quarry Visitor Center at Dinosaur National Monument is one of the four most significant structures constructed by the National Park Service as part of its Mission 66 program. Seated on top of a bed of fossilized remains, this building illustrates the concept of locating the newly developed "visitor centers" directly at the cultural or natural resource. The building also shows the Park Service's use of modern architecture in the post World War II period. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, January 3, 2001

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on December 19, 1986
Reference number
86003401
Architectural style
Other architectural type; Mission 66
Area of significance
Conservation
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event
Property type
Building
Historic function
Museum
Current function
Museum
Period of significance
1950-1974