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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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Cheesy, but we love cheesy.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 16, 2015
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Newnan, Georgia
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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

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 NEW 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 NEW

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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Coos Bay, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We awoke yesterday feeling a bit adventurous. So, we dawned our pith helmets and headed deep into Oregon’s Rainforest to a place called “The Prehistoric Gardens”. Future dinosaur enthusiast, owe it all to E.V. “Ernie” Nelson, a visionary, who in 1955 opened Prehistoric Gardens and is responsible for bringing to light the never before seen, hiding place of the glorious,... More 

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Sidney, Nebraska
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Noticed the giant Trex as we were driving by and decided to stop. Price was a little expensive for as long as you are in there. Son thought the dinosaurs were cool except you couldn't touch any of them or really get close enough to get a pic with one, except the one outside. Overall it was a nice little... More 

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Brookings, Oregon
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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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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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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
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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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Address: Address: Gold Beach, OR 97465
Phone Number: +1 541-332-4463
Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Oregon Coast  >  Gold Beach

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