City of Mesa, AZ

Dinosaur Mountain

See replicas of the great dinosaurs of the Mesozoic Era come to life on Dinosaur Mountain! Hear the roars of these magnificent animals! At the bottom of the mountain are deposits representing the Triassic Period (245-205 million years ago), with animals around the Triassic pond. In the middle of the mountain are layers suggesting Jurassic age (205-144 million years ago), along with some of the associated dinosaurs, such as Stegosaurus. Above are animals of the Cretaceous Period (144-65 million years ago), including Tyrannosaurus and Pentaceratops. At the top stands a Glyptotherium, which lived during the Cenozoic Era, after the Age of the Dinosaurs.

See a flash flood on the mountain, and watch volumes of water cascade down three stories approximately every 23 minutes!

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