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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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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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Large Dinosaur tracks and you can make your own castings

I'm not sure that there is a fee to enter the state park and grounds... I paid $6 to enter the museum and to see the large sheet of Dinosaur tracks that is impressive. Outside... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Springfield, Massachusetts
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70 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped at this museum on a Sunday afternoon. Very interesting self guided tour about dinosaurs in the CT area. Then we went on the walking trails through the park. Made for a very pleasant afternoon.

Thank norma g
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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742 reviews
420 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 378 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm not sure that there is a fee to enter the state park and grounds... I paid $6 to enter the museum and to see the large sheet of Dinosaur tracks that is impressive. Outside, there is a casting area where you can bring your own supplies and make your own Dino prints. Inside there are a few exhibits, gift... More 

Thank TryppAdams
West Suffield, CT
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20 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took my three little grandchildren here for the first time and it was a huge hit. There are great trails for walking and imagination and fun. Inside the footprints are impressive, lots of buttons to push for little hands and a fun room to enjoy some creativity. A definite must for a nice few hours. You can picnic outside in... More 

Thank TrishWestSuffield_CT
Newton Le Willows, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Lovely half day out. Especially on an autumn morning the trails are small but beautiful with wildlife all around, including an abundance of chipmunks and wild flowers. Our visit to the actual footprints exhibit was shortened by our need to get to a hire car pick up and we wish we could have stayed longer. The exhibits are quite detailed... More 

Thank C W
Lewiston, Maine
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22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Stumbled across information for Dinosaur State Park, while researching something else in CT. We were RVing our way to Florida, and I was taken by the idea of making a cast of a real dinosaur footprint. You need to bring your own supplies (plaster of Paris, bucket, oil, rags). Check website for specifics. It was fun and easy to do,... More 

Thank dvcourt9
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

We had a great time! Dinosaur footprints, activities for the kids, a ball python and great trails to walk! Reasonable price!

Thank SixRocks
Sutton, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

My two kids aged 4 and 6 had a fun couple of hours here. We walked around a few of the trails, mined for gems (which was expensive and quickly over), watched a movie in the museum, looked at the exhibits, and played for a while in the discovery center. They have an area outside to do plaster casts, but... More 

Thank Britvik
Waltham, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

We had no idea what to expect at Dinosaur State Park and we were very pleasantly surprised! The Exhibit Center is small, but very interesting and very focused. Housed in a (cool) geodesic dome, it surrounds the Trackway--one of the largest dinosaur track sites on the continent-- and it features films and activities throughout the day. The fact that it... More 

Thank SMGKatz
Cumbria, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

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.

Thank markandmand444
Lawrenceville, New Jersey
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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