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Dinosaur State Park & Museum

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Address: 400 West Street, Rocky Hill, CT 06067
Phone Number: 860-529-8423
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Description: This state park is devoted to dinosaurs and contains several dinosaur...
This state park is devoted to dinosaurs and contains several dinosaur footprints.
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Who would have thought that in my back yard there was such an attraction. And it was only discovered in 1966!!! A mud flat from when CT was a tropical paradise (not to be confused... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
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Brookfield, CT
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South Windsor, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

It's not a very big facility, but small kids into dinosaurs will love it. The foundation for the creation of this park occurred during MY childhood, discovered by the dad of a childhood friend when routine excavation was being done on the property. The park has evolved over the years from the original "just a couple of prints for viewing,"... More 

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Mount Pocono, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This is not a 'big' place. We went 'off-season' and were done in less than 90 minutes. This has been a definite highlight of our trip. For any dinosaur lovers you NEED to make a visit. Make sure you go to their site and purchase the supplies if you would like to make your own dino foot print to bring... More 

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Brookfield, CT
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Who would have thought that in my back yard there was such an attraction. And it was only discovered in 1966!!! A mud flat from when CT was a tropical paradise (not to be confused with our last winter) where hundreds of tracks are preserved and explained. Shale deposits in the area only promise hundreds more should they ever expand... More 

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Woodway, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

All tracks in building to protect them. Wonderful exhibits. Only a few miles from Hartford, Ct. dino tracks are Eubrontes. Gray sandstone. free parking. Well done!! Of course, their time frame of millions of years is incorrect. See Creation Evidence Museum in GlenRose, Tx. or Answers In Genesis Museum in Kentucky near Cincinnatti, Ohio for more correct dating. See their... More 

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Grafton, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

The location was part of a geology conference. Excellent little museum with a nice gift shop for the kiddies stuff. The grounds are wonderful.

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Rocky Hill, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

exciting to see right in front of you foot prints of extinct creatures that walked the earth thousands of years ago. great domed area to view watch a film and browse the area

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Hartford, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Wonderful trip for kids of all ages. The parking is easy, the walk way in is informative and fun, the theater has great offerings, the fossilized landscape and bridge is fascinating and really well done, the lab needs a bit of a face lift, the outdoor exhibits and shows are great, and you can make an actual cast to take... More 

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Clinton, CT
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This is one of he earliest finds of dinosaur tracks. Kids love it and good walks around the grounds.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

If you or someone you know likes dinosaurs, this is a nice place to go. Staff was very helpful and there is a lot of things to read that teach you something new. Glad we came.

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Milford, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

The Dinosaur footprints and some Dinosaur skeletons were nice however apart from that didn't find anything so much attractive. It didn't take us more than 30 min to complete the museum so wouldn't rate it as an exceptional place. I have seen bigger fossil in other museums.

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Address: Address: 400 West Street, Rocky Hill, CT 06067
Phone Number: 860-529-8423
Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Rocky Hill

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