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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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Description: 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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Gorgeous walk through.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Klamath Falls, Oregon
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Klamath Falls, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

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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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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Tigard, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Our granddaughters loved this place. And it had the best gift shop they had been to on our trip. This is a wonderful look back at prehistoric times. It is family owned and operated and it is a wonderful walk through garden. Don't miss it on your trip up Highway 101 in Oregon!!!

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Fernley, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

A fun stop to take the kids. The employee working there was very nice. It is a nice place to relax on the way down 101. Some interesting history about the area. The gift shop has some neat little things. It is a little pricey for what it is. It is basically a walk through the forest with some dinosaur... More 

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Gold Beach, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Walk through a coastal rain forest. Replicas of dinosaurs. Pleasant walk without crowds. Kind of a hidden treasure.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

If you find yourself on 101 in this part of the state, you should check out the Prehistoric Gardens. The life size dinosaurs and informative didactics are well done. It costs $12 for adults, less for kids, which feels like a lot for a self-guided walk through the woods, but not so when you consider it a donation to vintage... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

I loved the feel of the place. And the prehistoric look. Even as an adult I learned quite a bit. Very interesting and amusing. It was just me and my husband this trip but I would definitely bring the kids. So cool!!!

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Grants Pass, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Was on a Women's Retreat with a friend and had a few hours to ourselves so decided to visit the Prehistoric Gardens. It's worth seeing at least once. or maybe twice. Plan to take our grandson there when he comes to visit next summer. If you are on the coast and near the gardens, definitely should stop and see it.

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Newnan, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

It is a route 66 type attraction on Highway 101. There is definitely a cheese factor, but we love cheesy so it was perfect for us. The path is gravel so we were able to take our one-year-old out on the path in his stroller. The gardens are nice the dinosaurs are funny. It was nice to get out of... More 

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