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Address: 940 Skyline Dr, Rapid City, SD 57702
Phone Number: 605 394 4175
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Quirky park set on a high hill overlooking Rapid City. It is a bit of a steep climb, so if you can't do stairs then stay at the gift shop at the base near the parking lot and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Ron D
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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Mitchell, South Dakota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My son was super excited to go. The road to the park was not well maintained but very scenic. there had been a heavy amount of snow over the last two weeks and a sign indicated that there was no winter maintenance and boy they were not lying. The hill steps up are very steep but without shoveling or salting... More 

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Saint Joseph
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Drive to dino park is nerv racking. The road is small and windey. The dinos are huge. Life size I believe. The view alone frolm the top is worthe the trip up there. You can see all of Rapid from the top. There is a gift shop and a snack bar.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Quirky park set on a high hill overlooking Rapid City. It is a bit of a steep climb, so if you can't do stairs then stay at the gift shop at the base near the parking lot and just watch. The kids loved taking pictures on the dinosaurs and the views from the top are pretty nice. Worth an hour... More 

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Thank Ron D
New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a blast. Silly Dinosaur status with silly grins on their face. There are plenty of steps to climb but I think it is worth it. It also offers a great view of the city. We were there at dusk and the light from the city were gorgeous. It was also very cold and icy so if you plan... More 

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Cynthiana, Kentucky
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5 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Was extremely disappointed. It is free, but nothing to do but get winded walking up a bunch a steps to see the overview of Rapid City and a few concrete dinosaurs.

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

I love this place, it is like a playground for us college kids =). The drive is nice scenic and going up here gives you a very nice view of Rapid City.

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Thank atpSa
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

You can see them on top of a high hill. This is worth seeing and the trip up the hill. It was cold and windy the day we went but very interesting. We read about this being a WPA project. Very nicely done. Children should love it.

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Thank Don G
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

It is a pleasant hike up the hill but not on a windy day! The dinosaurs are large as life and children are welcome to climb all over and pose for pictures. It provides a scenic view of paid City and the surrounding hills. The drive up is winding and one should proceed with caution for others coming off the... More 

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Rhinelander, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Was here a kid and went back as an adult. Not that interested in the dinosaurs, but the views are great and the trails are fun.

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Thank Ann C
Rapid City, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Totally worth the short drive from downtown Rapid to Skyline Drive and Dinosaur Park. there's not much to the park itself, maybe 5 dino statues, but the views of the city and the hills are more than worthwhile. If you have kids, I can't think of a reason you wouldn't want to go!

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