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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 2013
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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Boston, Massachusetts
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177 reviews 177 reviews
15 attraction reviews
150 helpful votes 150 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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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

I loved this place. It's small but I found it fascinating and the people working at the museum were so nice. The walking trails were lovely in the fall. If you or your kids like dinosaurs at all, you'll like this place. If you don't, just go to walk a trail.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

Great walking paths....the museum is a little small. You end up not paying much if you go with younger kids so its not a big deal, but I don't think it would be worth it to go with a spouse or older kids where you have to pay multiple admissions because you're in the museum for like....15 minutes max not... More

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Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

This was a great place to walk in the morning. Each day we took a different trail and got to see a variety of plant and wildlife. Especially cool was the boardwalk through the swamp. The trails were free. It was $6.00 if you wanted to view the dinosaur exhibits.

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Cupar, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

We used to live nearby but hadn't been to the Dinosaur Park until a couple of weeks ago when our 36-year-old son joined us in Connecticut when we were visiting relatives there. He remembered happy times in the park with his sisters when they were children so we went back for old times' sake and had a wonderful afternoon. There... More

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Pepperell, Massachusetts
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

As we walked around, all we could think about was that there were dinos walking around the same place we were .... just a bazillion years ago. They did a nice job creating this little museum around the footprints. Not a bad way to spend a hour or two.

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Glastonbury, Connecticut
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7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Finally got around to visiting after living in CT for 18 years. Brought my preschooler and my tween; both were fairly bored after a short time. Only spent a little over an hour here. Tried to do the outdoor nature walk but it was humid and very buggy. I'd like to try again because I'll bet it's nice in the... More

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Lansdale, PA
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

This was good for kids. It is a small museum with a gift shop and a small classroom. Outside you can walk along the nature trail or make casts of dinosaur footprints in a designated area. I guess this is also good for couples but kids will have a blast. I would say you can do everything in an afternoon... More

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New Haven, Connecticut
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41 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

We brought our 9 year-old nephew, and we all enjoyed it very much. It's amazing that they have so many dinosaur footprints! The presenters give interesting info at a kids level. The presenter showing the snake and the skink was wonderful - she knows how to relate to children. We also brought the plaster and made a cast of one... More

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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131 attraction reviews
260 helpful votes 260 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

This place is amazing, yet we were the only people there. It is basically a roof over a huge slab of many many dinosaur tracks. With exhibits around the outside. It cost us 6 dollars each to get in and was fascinating definitely worth a visit. The car park was big free and just off the motorway. Take your camera... More

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