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Prehistoric Gardens

Gold Beach, OR 97465
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Ranked #5 of 14 attractions in Gold Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks
Description: This longtime attraction features life-sized statues of dinosaurs.
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English first
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81 reviews 81 reviews
10 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

This is the second time we've been to the prehistoric gardens with our two little dogs. Very friendly staff. $10 each for adults. Dogs are free to walk with you through the gardens. Well kept and clean. Great gift shop with big foot and dinosaur items available. Clean bathrooms too. Well worth the stop!

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Grants Pass, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

but mom and dad thought it was too much! it cost us $46 (3 adults and 3 kids) to get in and walk for 15-20min. dino facts were fun to read and the landscape was very nice, dinosaurs could use a touch up though. Path was a well maintained and it was very clean. Lots of photos opps!

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Oregon
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
9 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

This is one of those classic, campy roadside attractions. Informative and fun but costly ($10/adults and $8/kids) for the 20 minute walk. Worth doing but don't expect a lot.

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Berkeley, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

Saw the signs about 15 miles in advance as I was on the Coast highway heading up to Seattle. Something my Dad would have never done when I was a kid was stop. My riding partner looked the place up on Yelp, and the reviews were hilarious. (Mainly for people trying to justify why the stopped.) I was told we... More

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Brookings, Oregon
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

Beautiful rain Forrest nature walk with awesome dinosaur fun .The park is well maintained with interesting historic history of the area on this interpretive walk.Nice flat trail for children and handicap visitors.

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San Francisco, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

We stopped here on a whim while driving up the coast and had a blast. Yes, $10 is a bit pricey for a 15-minute stroll, but the rainforest is gorgeous and the dinos are good, cheesy fun. Photo opportunities abound! Sign the guest book, chat with the proprietor, and check out the wildlife (there were squirrels, chipmunks, quail and mice... More

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Lakeside, Oregon
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Came here in the mid-70's with my dad and I still have the pictures, I'll have to dig them up to post. I had forgotten it's location until we rediscovered it on a trip down the coast and decided to stop and see if it had changed much. I was pleasantly surprised to find that it is just as I... More

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Portland, Oregon
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

OK, so this is really a bunch of life-size dinosaur statues in the woods, but they are really well done, and the woods are beautiful, and there is a lot of educational information around. The kids around us were loving it, and we had a really good time too. Way more charming and edifying than 90% of roadside attractions in... More

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Seattle
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

If you have kids - an OK stop - without - I would keep going. It is small and needs work. The plants are growing up and covering up some of the dinosaurs. The customer service is none existence. When we arrived the ticket taker was on the phone with her mother and didn't miss a beat with the conversation... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013 via mobile

We had a great time! My 3 year old thought it was the coolest thing he ever saw. Fun but a little pricey if you only do one walk around.

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