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Dinosaur Park

940 Skyline Dr, Rapid City, SD 57702
605 394 4175
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Ranked #15 of 33 attractions in Rapid City
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Traveler Description: Seven life-size concrete replicas of monstrous prehistoric reptiles roam the outdoors in a park-like setting that divides Rapid City into east and... more »
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Slayton, Minnesota
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

We had one young and the rest of us like to remember being young so we all climbed up the stairs to climb on the dinosaurs.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

Before traveling to SD, I had in my mind that these two experiences would be similar. We did Storybook Island before the Dinosaurs, so were a bit disappointed in the Dinosaurs. It likely would have had greater appeal if we visited BEFORE Storybook. Although it says kids can climb on them, in reality they are too big to get very... More

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Orlando, Florida
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267 reviews 267 reviews
153 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

The handful of dinosaur statues are on the cheesy side and are best suited as entertainment for children under the age of 10. The venue does provide a nice 360 degree city view.

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Omaha
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

In all honesty, the models are nothing extraordinary, the road to the attraction is kind of scary, and it will probably only entertain you for like 10 minutes. That said, I really enjoyed photographing the dinosaurs and seeing how much it amused the small children that come up there to play. It is just something kind of cute and unexpected... More

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I bring my children here, to see the city & appreciate the beautiful Black Hills, & get exercise too

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Columbia, Missouri
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68 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The dinosaurs looked unkept and were in rough condition. We tried to pose with a few for a couple pictures and it was nearly impossible with all the kids running around. It was much more enjoyable to see the city from atop the big hill in the park. Forget the dinosaurs.

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Harrisburg, South Dakota
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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This park is at the top of a hill. It was a little tricky to find the roads because of the construction in downtown RC. Once we got to the parking lot, we climbed the stairs up to see the various dinosaur replicas. There was a military unit visiting also & they had jogged up the hill! One of them... More

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Westminster, Colorado
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Even if you aren't into nostalgia, this place is a must-see! Giant dinos from a by-gone era are just plain fun! And the view is spectacular!! Rapid City lies spread out below you, with the Black Hills and pine trees adding to the view.

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Fort Pierre
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The park has been there since I was a kid and is still going strong. It is also one of the things that is still free to the public. When you get there you have a great view of the Baken Park area and of course the kids get to walk and climb on the dinosaurs. Of course you can't... More

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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40 reviews 40 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

The models are very old and, although they tried to take care of them, they looked toothless and pathetic.

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