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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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If you have kids, pay the admission to dome - plenty to see and do

We took our 4 year old granddaughter here on a hot sunny day. When you walk in to the dome, you immediately pay admission and weave your way through the small gift shop... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 8, 2015
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Norfolk, Virginia

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Cumbria, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Several walking trails outside, but only approx, 0.6 miles each, and not much to see on them, just walking in the woods. Museum is ok, but not much to see apart from the preserved dinosaur tracks, which I suppose is the only reason we stopped. I lasted about half an hour inside and another hour outside then that was enough.

Lawrenceville, New Jersey
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

I recently took my mother to visit the Dinosaur State Park in Rocky Hill. Unfortunately, the staff there did not treat my mother with the respect she deserves. I traveled to my native state, CT, to spend a few days taking my mother out to eat and to visit local attractions. My mother is 88 years old, hard of hearing... More 

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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I took my 9 year old grandson to this park because he wants to be a paleontologist and is very interested and well informed regarding dinosaurs. We arrived on a Thursday afternoon to "scout out" what we wanted to see or do the next day. The park closes at 4:30; the trails at 4:00. We arrived at 2:40 and were... More 

Norfolk, Virginia
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179 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We took our 4 year old granddaughter here on a hot sunny day. When you walk in to the dome, you immediately pay admission and weave your way through the small gift shop (strategic location). The displays were interesting but Lucy's favorite part was the interactive room behind the front desk - lots of drawers filled with dinosaur or animal... More 

United States
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138 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed seeing this but $15 was a lot for the ten minutes we were inside. Nice trails outside. Interactive activities were good inside.

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24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We made castings, saw the movie and our nephew did the mining activity. Staff was friendly. You cannot take beverages into the domed area. The staff member is obviously not a golfer as she failed to smile when I said "hey , there's a beverage here man"

Cranbury, New Jersey
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

our grandsons had a great day walking around the park and they were able to make a cast of a 200 million year old dinosaur. Great fun.

Holliston, Massachusetts
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43 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We visited Dinosaur State Park this week with our grandson. Overall it was a great day. It kept his attention for 3 hours. He enjoyed the exhibits in the Exhibit Center, walked the red trail and made a casting of a dinosaur foot print. You must bring your own plaster of paris (10-12 pounds depending on which print you want... More 

New Britain, Connecticut
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52 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

If you like Dinosaur's you will love this gem! This park take you back to when the Dino's roam the earth and you can see the tracks they left behind! Then you can take a hike on one of the great trails and enjoy the great outdoors! You must take the family! You will have many wonderful memories!

madison
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Peaceful park with dinosaur footprints along paths. Quaint gardens and small indoor museum. Boasts mainly the folposaraturs prints. Have your kids watch Jurassic park then go here it will be an adventure!

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