WELCOME to Lin Ottinger's Moab Rock Shop!! Located on North Main Street in Moab, this is the largest rock shop in Southeastern Utah. We have a large variety of mineral specimens, fossils, crystals, polished stones, dinosaur bones, antiques, maps, gem stones, and petrified wood to name a few. There's fun, educational, and interesting things for both children and adults, from the new to serious collector, there truly is something for everyone.
Lin Ottinger has operated the Moab Rock Shop since 1960. His knowledge of rocks, minerals and fossils is well known, gaining him recognition in many national and international publications. Many of his discoveries have been donated to museums around the world. They include such things as a new species of dinosaur, tracks of rare or previously-undiscovered dinosaurs & flying reptiles, fossil sea shells, uranium and other rare minerals and crystals. "IGUANADON OTTINGERI" is a 30' 7 ton Sauropod that Lin discovered in 1973 just north of Moab, later named for him by Dr. James H. Jensen of Bringham Young University.
If you're ever in the Moab area we hope you take a few minutes to visit us. Chilren ages 0 - 90 all get a free dinosaur bone when they visit our shop and follow the dinosaur tracks!! Thanks for taking the time to visit our website and hopefully our shop & personal museum as well.
~ Lin Ottinger and Family
Call Matt, our manager, at (435) 640-5696
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Come on in.... We're open EVERYDAY except Thanksgiving & Christmas Day!!
SO Many things!! EVERYWHERE!!!
There's even laoporus tracks on the ground just before you enter
Don't forget to say hi to "Al" on the way in!!
The Allosaurus is the Official Utah State Fossil
APATOSAURUS FEMUR discovered by Lin Ottinger
FOSSIL CAVE BEAR - URSUS SPELAEUS
What a pretty face!! MOSASAURUS
YOU CAN USUALLY FIND ONE OF THE FAMILY MEMBERS WORKING IN THE SHOP....
OR IF YOU'RE LUCKY.... LIN OTTINGER HIMSELF!!
MANY MINERAL SPECIMENS AND FOSSILS
Lots of rare specimens around the shop on display for Lin's museum
as well as many MANY more for sale.
THANK you FOR VISITNG OUR WEBSITE!!
MAKE SURE YOU LOOK AT THE AROUND THE
SHOP PAGE TO SEE WHAT TYPES OF MINERALS, FOSSILS, METEORITES, AND
DINOSAUR STUFF WE HAVE.
AND OH YEAH, PETRIFIED WOOD!! WE'VE GOT LOTS OF THAT FROM SEVERAL DIFFERENT PLACES!!
CONTACT US WITH ANY QUESTIONS or to place an order.
VISITING OR MOVING TO THE MOAB AREA? LOOKING FOR THINGS TO DO?
We LOVE it here and hope you do too! Here's some of our favorite places to visit for food, drink and fun...
MOAB GIANTS - Home of the Tracks Museum and Dinosaur Trail, the Paleosafari Moab Giants is a great time for all. Open 7 days a week, Moab Giants is located about 9 miles north of town at the entrance to Dead Horse State Park & Island in the Sky district of Canyonlands National Park. "Moab Giants aspires to explore the beauty, adventure and scientific mysteries of the Moab area and share them with the world."
SUNSET GRILL - A premier dining experience located on the cliff just above our shop, in the former home of Uranium King Charlie Steen. If it wasn't for Steen's discovery, Lin may have never come to Moab in search of Uranium 60 years ago. We're not sure which is better, the cool history there, the view or the food. Open at 5pm Monday - Saturday its a sure bet for a great evening.
MUSEUM OF MOAB - Located right down town on E. Center Street, the Museum of Moab features exhibits on not just mining but also Geology, Paleontology, Archeology, and Pioneer History. You will find some of Lin's donations here as well as more information about the rags-to-riches story of Charlie Steen.
AARCHWAY INN - There's some photos of Lin and Sonny donating petrified wood to the lobby area of the Aarchway Inn. Reasonably priced with nice rooms it's always a great place to stay. Located just north of our shop it's one of the closest places to stay just outside of the National Parks.
BYRD & CO- Like it enough to move? You can always learn more about Moab Real Estate from Byrd & Co. Conveniently located downtown at 33 N. Main Street, Moab, Utah, these ladies bring experience and results. Becky Byrd Wells, Lenore Beeson, Sue Shrewsbury, and Tania Pyatt will all work hard to help you buy or sell your next property. Whether you're looking for a home for sale or trying to sell your business, land or home, they will work hard to make sure your transaction goes efficiently and smooth. Check out their Facebook or website for all of Moab's listings or to find out what your home is worth.
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