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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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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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144 reviews 144 reviews
88 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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72 reviews 72 reviews
14 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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64 reviews 64 reviews
14 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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Maine
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68 reviews 68 reviews
8 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

It was so much fun to be here, especially since I like dinosaurs. It is not high tech and geared toward young children, but adults can still have fun. The exploration room has hands-on activities for young school kids, such as different types of rocks, maps, puppets, bird calls, and a couple of live small reptiles. It is a small... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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185 reviews 185 reviews
17 attraction reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

At $6 for adults you cant expect too much, alli know is my 3 year old thought this place was awesome. A few of the multimedia exhibits were broken which was disappointing, but the rest ofthe exhibits were great and the main room let my daughter imagine things fairly well without getting freaked out. The trais around the park are... More

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