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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: Parks, State Parks, Museums
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Owner description: This state park is devoted to dinosaurs and contains several dinosaur footprints.

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Melrose, Massachusetts
11 reviews 11 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Good for about an hour trip. The footprints are astounding. Look sharp to see the fossilized rain drops! Looks like it might be good for young kids. Our group was all young adult. We took a walk through the gardens and nature trails too. Frogs, snakes, spiders!

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Long Island, New York
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

My 2 years old adores dinosaurs, so when I happened across the park.....we had to stop. The main dinosaur "claim to fame" are some memorialized dinosaur foot prints you can see from a distance. Apparently that location was an discovered to be where a large herd of dinosaurs traveled from point A to point B. Its a large area you... More

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Ossining, New York
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75 reviews 75 reviews
19 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We'd been passing this park for years on the freeway, and finally decided to take the time to visit. It exceeded our expectations in every way. The grounds are beautiful, and the small but effective visitors hall is very well designed. We were welcomed and quickly guided into the main exhibit hall, which is built right over the real footprints.... More

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Glastonbury, Connecticut
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Tons of fun and a well educating experience for any age! I love going there to look around, buy some necklaces and most importantly buying crystals! It's truly a gift to be able to go there and have multiple options! I'm sure kids enjoy going there, I'm an adult and I STILL enjoy going there! There really are so many... More

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DeWitt, New York
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306 reviews 306 reviews
149 attraction reviews
216 helpful votes 216 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

If you love full size dinosaur skeletons and animated dinosaur simulations (e.g., Dinomania) but really aren't all that interested in the science, you might not enjoy this museum too much. But if you do like the sciences of geology and paleontology, at least a little, there is a lot here in a modest sized area, and plenty to learn. The... 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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46 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
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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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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