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Dinosaur Park

940 Skyline Dr, Rapid City, SD 57702
605 394 4175
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Ranked #16 of 35 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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Omaha, Nebraska, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

My eight year old son loved it. We took a lot of pictures and the gift shop was very reasonable. Its free fun for the family.

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Fort Frances, Canada
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58 reviews 58 reviews
29 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

I can only give this free attraction 3 stars. There are a couple reasons for that and maybe they are fair and maybe not. First reason is the staff, three grouchy ladies. That's the staff in the gift shop. We had coupons for a discount on icecream and free pop corn. the second reason is the pop corn tasted so... More

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Stowe, Vermont
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

This small park has statues of some dinosaurs, not many, but you can get close and climb on them. No fee. Great place for little children.

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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41 reviews 41 reviews
35 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

There are a few life sized dinosaurs, but not very many. They are on a big hill so there is climbing. The largest dinosaur you can way down driving on the streets below. There is a gift shop which is reasonably priced. This was where we got on the trolley tour which I recommend as an inexpensive drive through town

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Denver, Colorado
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21 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Yes it is cheesy. The dinosaurs are not real (oh, was that a shock?)-- Actually, we enjoyed this quick stop. Dinosaur statues are starting to need repair. The views of the city and surroundings are great though, and the families with kids we saw there seemed to be enjoying it. If you like area views, it is worth a stop.... More

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Kansasville, Wisconsin, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

If you're in the area and love dinosaurs you have to stop at Dinosaur Park. I think this was my four year old daughter's favorite part of our road trip. She loved climbing on the dinosaurs, I got some great photos, and the view of downtown Rapid City is gorgeous. The gift shop and cafe are a nice addition and... More

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Scotland
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86 reviews 86 reviews
22 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The views over downtown Rapid City are spectacular. The dinosaurs are a bit well-worn by now but are still a bit of fun and enjoyed by the kids. The cafe/shop is well-stocked, offers good value and is a nice enhancement of the natural features of the park.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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47 reviews 47 reviews
32 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I knew it was going to be cheesy based off previous reviews but since my family had made a prior stop in Rapid City, we thought we would swing by the park. I would have to agree with other reviewers by saying that I was expecting a little bit more. The view of the city was nice but I could’ve... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
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601 reviews 601 reviews
472 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This is a very old park that is unfortunately is starting to show it age. The views a fabulous and it is still neat to see how huge the animals were

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Humboldt, SK
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The gift shop at the Dinosaur Park had reasonable rocks and other souvenirs. Loved their rootbeer floats too :)

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