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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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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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70 reviews 70 reviews
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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
12 helpful votes 12 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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30 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
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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Oakdale, Connecticut, United States
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184 reviews 184 reviews
109 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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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6 helpful votes 6 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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26 helpful votes 26 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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