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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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A Fun Walk Through Ancient Forest

A great place to expose children to the ancient world of dinosaurs (fun representations). A beautiful Forest to walk through and listen to the birds.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 30, 2014
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Grass Valley, California
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Brookings, Oregon
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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Prehistoric Gardens isn't very big and there's not much to do there but see the dinars ours and gardens and shop. The gardens are beautiful....very sweet

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Crescent City, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

I found this to be very interesting... setting is well done, grounds well kept, information center was nice and knowledgeable. This is a place young children (especially boys) would love to see ... HOWEVER... All of the creatures need to be updated.. paint was the main thing one sees upon arrival..

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Oregon
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

My husband and I stopped by because we thought it would be fun to take some silly photos with the dinosaurs. How disappointed were we to find out that you cannot get close to any of them except the one out front. =( My husband (who has a very entertaining inner 4 year-old LOL) said it was like "being shown... More 

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Grants Pass, Oregon
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The grounds are incredible and it was fun reading about the dinosaurs. The woman who works in the shop is adorable and oh so sweet. We'll go back!

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Medford, Oregon
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We stopped by here because my 2 1/2 year old loves dinosaurs. The price was very expensive. We paid about 28 dollars just to get in, and our daughter was free because of her age. She enjoyed the walk and looking at the dinosaurs. We walked around the park (really, a forested loop) about 3 times in 20 minutes. You... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I grew up in nesika beach oregon one of our field trips brought us here when I went to Ophir school many years ago. Even @ 38 years old and 3000 miles away I still think back to that field trip this park is what got me interested in dinosaurs. Any time I know of people visiting southern Oregon I... More 

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Roseburg, Oregon
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This is a very neat place for Grandparents and their grandchildren. Very relaxing and Interesting! You feel you can let your children/grandchildren roam without fear.

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Kiki M, Owner at Prehistoric Gardens, responded to this review

Thanks for the lovely review, we love it when grandparents bring their grandchildren to the park and everyone enjoys themselves! Hopefully see you and your grandchildren again very soon! More 

Roseburg, Oregon
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

The dinosaurs are great if the kids are really little and know very little about dinosaurs. The signs haven't been updated with recent, meaning in the last 15 years, findings

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Kiki M, Owner at Prehistoric Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for writing a review, as we always encourage constructive criticism and will take your comments on board! We pride ourselves on being a place where kids, young and old, can discover (or re-discover) the enchantment and wonder of a land of long ago. Hope to see you again. More 

Grass Valley, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

A great place to expose children to the ancient world of dinosaurs (fun representations). A beautiful Forest to walk through and listen to the birds.

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Kiki M, Owner at Prehistoric Gardens, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write a review and we are happy that you enjoyed our prehistoric replicas and ancient rainforest as much as we do!! Please do visit us again and happy travels :) More 

Shady Cove, Oregon
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

A cool place to stop and talk a walk through the rain forest. It was a little high priced for the six of us but the kids liked it. And when your in the middle of no where what do you expect.

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Kiki M, Owner at Prehistoric Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are happy to hear that your family enjoyed themselves! Please stop by and see us again :) More 

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