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Dinosaur State Park & Museum

400 West Street, Rocky Hill, CT 06067
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Ranked #2 of 3 Attractions in Rocky Hill
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Parks, Museums
Traveler Description: Dinosaur State Park in Rocky Hill, CT features the largest enclosed dinosaur track site in North America.  The 200-million year old sandstone... more »
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Mountain View, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

My son was a huge dinosaur fan when he was around 8 years old, so we included a stop in Rocky Hill when we were doing a tour of MA and CT this past spring. Even though he is a bit past his infatuation, he really enjoyed seeing the tracks and walking around the grounds. The museum is inexpensive ($6)... More

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New England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Dinosaur State Park is both a park with hiking trails and outdoor picnic tables all for free, as well as a small and well-organized exhibit center where you can see and learn about actual dinosaur tracks. The exhibit area is well-worth the $6 admission. One of the coolest features is the outdoor sidewalk timeline, which really puts into perspective the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We have visited there several times with our grandchildren, it has an activity room and nice walking trail along with a very interesting dinosaur exhibit.

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Benson, Vermont
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My wife and I were in Rocky Hill, CT for a wedding. The Dinosaur State Park & Museum was next door to our hotel, we had a few hours to kill, and we decided to go see what the museum was about. The museum is about dinosaur footprints, not dinosaurs. That said, the grounds are very park like with nature... More

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Hartford, Connecticut
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

One of the largest collections of dinosaur footprints in North American with great exhibits describing the local geology resulting in the footprints and how scientists study footprints. I learned a lot and enjoy returning. The trails are lovely and you wouldn't believe they are in the middle of a suburb--a nice way to experience nature without traveling too far off... More

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71 reviews 71 reviews
23 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This is an interesting area. The building covers a small percentage of footprints that were found here. You can make a plaster of Paris cast of a footprint and take a walk through the forest around the building,

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Belmont, New Hampshire
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37 reviews 37 reviews
26 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This is a really neat thing to see (especially for the dino lovers in your family). The footprints are so interesting to see. A real step back in time! It won't take long for you to visit, but you could spend awhile exploring the trails on the grounds. A nice family afternoon.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

Nicely organized, pretty small but with lots of activities, they have short movies in the auditorium, a mining thing, casting tracks, seeing real Dino footprints, small nature walks really well maintained, cheap ($6 adult ...) worth the half day visit

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Hope, Rhode Island
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Although it is interesting and has a nice indoor exhibit that houses original fossilized dinosaur tracks, it is much smaller than we expected. It has nice fauna and walking trails.

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West Haven, Connecticut, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

My son ask to go to a dinosaur museum and I brought him here. Though they had a good day, it was not what he wanted. This place offered a history on dinosaur, and only had on Dino display. They has a great collection on Dino footprints and a nice stone collection. though.

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