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Prehistoric Gardens

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Address: Gold Beach, OR 97465
Phone Number: +1 541-332-4463
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One of the most unique tourist attractions on the Oregon Coast, the...

One of the most unique tourist attractions on the Oregon Coast, the Prehistoric Gardens is great for young and old alike. Just 17 miles north of Gold Beach lies an untouched prehistoric garden complete with 23 life size dinosaurs set among a lush 300 year old Oregon rainforest. The self-guided tour allows you to casually stroll along the path and discover what the Earth was like millions of years ago. Family owned and operated since 1955, this eco-friendly attraction is a must see!

Pet-Friendly! Dogs are allowed to take the tour for FREE as long as they are on a leash.

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Roadside fun at its best

The Prehistoric Gardens is the perfect kind of roadside attraction. It's just the right mix of kitschy and impressive. The dinosaurs are all a little silly, like children's book... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 22, 2015
Grace F
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Ketchikan, Alaska
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Port Orford, Oregon
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So much kitsch and personality in one small area. What a fun way to spend a winter morning! If you are driving on the south coast-STOP HERE!

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Thank CrazyFishy
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You could tell that someone spent a lot of time and energy building this site! It was very informative and extremely picture-worthy. Perfect for everyone!

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Thank Kyndra N
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015 via mobile

It was a very well maintained park setting with large displays of information and dinosaurs. I found it to be an easy stop right off of the highway.

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Thank Droyd3000
So Cal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

Initially I was grumpy about the price, but as I walked through I began appreciate the impressive life size works of art represented by each dinosaur depicted. Realizing how many years the artist spent to create the gardens and dinosaur replicas made the price of admission feel less burdensome. Make sure to talk to the curator for history of the... More 

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Thank mskatharine
Ketchikan, Alaska
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

The Prehistoric Gardens is the perfect kind of roadside attraction. It's just the right mix of kitschy and impressive. The dinosaurs are all a little silly, like children's book characters in full size, but when you mix in all the information and the effort of making such large sculptures the result has a great charm to it. It's also a... More 

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Thank Grace F
Downey, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

We had a fun time here. My husband and I stopped here on our honeymoon fairly early in the morning. Not many other people, but I think it's their off season. We walked around the path and each took pictures making faces with the dinosaurs. The scenery and trees were gorgeous (we got there when the leaves were changing). Overall... More 

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Thank Olivia H
Lynnwood, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

I've had a current obsession with dinosaurs and NEEDED to stop here. It's a cute little walk thru with all kinds of dinos. Some I'd never even heard of!! Definitely check it out. And the best part is its fake enough that little ones shouldn't be to scared.

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Thank Pepermint
Klamath Falls, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

My son loves dinosaurs so this was a great stop to stretch our legs and look at the beautiful surroundings. My son, being 5, blew through it in about 15 minutes. We made him slow down so we could take pictures. It was a little pricey for what it was. If you want to look at nature, there are tons... More 

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Salem, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

This is a great place to enjoy and stretch your legs with some fun. Even if you don't have kids with you how could you pass up the photo opportunity with the T-Rex in the front?! Fun for all ages, don't drive by this Oregon gem!

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Thank MrsFolden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Go on a journey through prehistoric times, follow the path and see dinosaurs and plants and read facts about days long ago. Very cute and well maintained.

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