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Dinosaur Park

940 Skyline Dr, Rapid City, SD 57702
605 394 4175
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Ranked #16 of 34 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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Shelbyville, Kentucky
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65 reviews 65 reviews
37 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

This is really cute. It was built in the 1930's and can be seen from quite a distance. I did not have small children with me so it was just something I thought I should check out. I enjoyed watching the kids experience the dinosaurs, though. For me, the best thing about this place is the view from on top.... More

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Wapakoneta, Ohio
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61 reviews 61 reviews
34 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

It's a slow steep drive along Skyline Drive to get to the top where you can park. It is then many steps-to-climb later that you get to the top to see the concrete dinosaurs. It is free, but if you're time is limited in Rapid City, don't waste your time here. We drove up here in the evening when we... More

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Olympia, Washington
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I wasn't real excited to stop here but figured I would give it a try since it was free. My 9 year old son loved it! Climbing on the dinosaurs and the dinosaurs in general were his favorite part of our trip across the midwest. Had a great view of the city also. The gift shop was cute and had... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Its free, you can't complain about that can you! Yes its a drive up a steep hill-you are in the black hills. And thus there are steps involved too. There are 7 dinosaurs, a gift shop, decent snack shop and lots of room to run and play.

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Liberty, Missouri
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Visit this place before Storybook Island, and you'll love it. A nostalgic stop. The paint is a little aged on the dinosaurs, but it was a nice little stop for the kids to stop and let out some energy.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

I would suggest going here at night or at least dusk, as the view of the city with all the lights is gorgeous. The dinosaurs themselves aren't anything great but it is worth it to take a few pictures and the park is free. There are many stairs leading up, so not great for those with limited mobility.

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St. Louis
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54 reviews 54 reviews
27 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

The kids loved climbing on the dinosaurs and the adults loved the view of the black hills and Rapid City. It seems like you can see forever! There is also a visitor center where you can buy snacks and souvenirs.

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5 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Dinosaurs were "labeled" with basic info and were older. Free park but honestly at the top of the hill and nothing else to do but look at or climb on maybe 7 dinos. There is a little shop with ice cream and burgers in the parking lot. They of course sell a ton of Dino park things. We will not... More

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Bismarck
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Waste of a drive for us. Dinosaurs looked like the Sinclare Dinos. My kids 13, 10, 10. They didn't get anything out of it. Not what I was expecting.

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Spring Lake Park, Minnesota
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12 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We entered from the south at the top of the hill, turn at the water tower. The road is very curvy with great views. There is a large free lot and a gift shop with snacks. You just park and walk up along flight of stairs to the statues. There are five dinosaurs. My 13 year girl old liked it,... More

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