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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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An interesting look at the history of dinosaurs in Connecticut.

This is a very nice small museum with good exhibits and bookstore, and most useful in researching what kind of dinosaurs roamed New England. I only wished it were larger,but it is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Connecticut
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67 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very nice small museum with good exhibits and bookstore, and most useful in researching what kind of dinosaurs roamed New England. I only wished it were larger,but it is well worth a visit.

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Thank Connecticutosprey
Cromwell, Connecticut
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32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great family place to visit -especially for families with kids who love dinosaurs.They have an inside exhibit and gift shop as well as walking trails.The kids can also make dinosaur footprints to bring home with them.The inside exhibit is not all that large so it does not take long to go through it all-maybe 20 minutes at... More 

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Thank Lquin493
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22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're looking to get the kids out for a little bit, this place is great. If you pay to go inside the dome, you can walk around and see the largest cache of dinosaur tracks found in North America. You can also catch a quick educational movie in the theater, or go to the the "mini animal viewing area"... More 

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Irvine, California
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171 reviews
107 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here from Boston to Baltimore. It was a quick visit, I didn't really check what the visitor center offer. We went to a trail. I don't see anything specific but it was a nice walked with a great weather.

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Thank Kasleykasley
Springfield, Massachusetts
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70 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

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.

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Thank norma g
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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420 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

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 

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Thank TryppAdams
West Suffield, CT
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

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 

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Newton Le Willows, United Kingdom
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11 attraction reviews
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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 

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Lewiston, Maine
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22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

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

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