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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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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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46 reviews 46 reviews
19 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
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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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81 reviews 81 reviews
20 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

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
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

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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599 reviews 599 reviews
472 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

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
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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Freeport, Pennsylvania
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135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

There are only five or six dinosaurs, and the old-fashioned / vintage dinosaurs are worth a visit. They aren't scary for those with young children. You park at the bottom of the hill and have to walk up about 60 steps to the park, and up and down more to get from one dinosaur to another. I didn't see any... More

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Denver, Colorado
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This park is true vintage, and running down unfortunately. But it's step back in time to appreciate the jobs and simple statements made by Work Projects - if nothing else it's a fantastic view of the city from above, not to mention a great photo opp. Don't miss the historical stop.

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Dallas, Texas
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103 reviews 103 reviews
39 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

There's not much to this place, but kids love it. In my family, kids and adults alike love climbing on the giant prehistoric creatures. Warning - lots of stairs, and the dino surfaces get hot in the sun.

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