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Dinosaur State Park & Museum

400 West Street, Rocky Hill, CT 06067
860-529-8423
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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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Belmont, New Hampshire
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37 reviews 37 reviews
26 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

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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30 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
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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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Oakdale, Connecticut, United States
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153 reviews 153 reviews
92 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This is a one of a kind location! The 200 million year old footprints are always amazing to look at. I have been 5-6 times over the past 20+ years, and I enjoy each trip as if it were my first. However, my most resent adventure was leading a cub scout den. The kids LOVED IT also! Inside are the... More

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Elkin, North Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Dinosaur State Park is a must see for any dinosaur buff. For those not into dinosaurs there hiking trails and gardens.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

The presentations and information on dinosaurs are just a start of the enjoyment at this state park. The display and description of the dinosaur tracks are extremely well done and very interesting. The walking trails are beautiful. If you are in the area, make certain you stop by here.

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Navarre, Florida
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14 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

The hiking trails easy enough for three yr olds but interesting for old timers too who have hiked elsewhere! The rocks were a bit sharp for a child to tread on but that didn't stop the kids from enjoying & learning about the woods! Dogs aren't allowed per their website so be mindful of that. We saw middle schoolers enjoying... More

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Ewing, New Jersey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We found this place accidentally and so glad we did. Our son absolutely loves dinosaurs and this was a great way to educate him while having fun. We only walked part of the trail...mommy wore flip flops (smh), watch a video on the history of dinosaurs and the museum itself. Before leaving, we watched a presentation outside on snakes. Our... More

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Newington, Connecticut
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68 reviews 68 reviews
15 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014 via mobile

I hadn't been here since I was a kid but decided to take my kids. It was a lot of fun, exploring real dinosaur prints, answering interactive trivia and doing some hands on Dino designs in the kids room. There was a bird show that we were able to see outside that we LOVED and we can't wait to go... More

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