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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Great short tour with excellent REAL bones. The guide was very knowledgeable. The site is enclosed so no bad weather problems.

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Peoria, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

There isn't much to it, but there's something really adorable about this place. Giant dinosaur statues on top of a hill with fantastic views of the city - it was a bit windy, but a nice way to spend part of the morning.

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Leawood, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

At Dinosaur Park in Rapid City, SD, you will climb many stairs to the top of the hill where "life-size" dinosaurs wait to greet you. Take photos of the kids on and with the dinosaurs. Capture the 30 mile view in a panoramic shot. These are memories of my childhood, my children's childhood, and now my grandchildren's childhood. Definitely worth... More

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Watertown, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We traveled to this just for the view, which was great. It was a nice break from hiking to be able to drive up the large hill. The large dinosaur sculptures looked to be in poor repair as did the areas around that they were standing on. We saw some kids, over 10 years old, while we were there and... More

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Minneapolis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Visited here as a kid and my daughter loves this park. Free entertainment can't be beat and they have some picnic tables near the top to watch the sunset. Great vistas of the hills and we could see all the way to the Badlands. If this was helpful, please give me a vote. Thanks!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

You get a 360 degree view of the city and surrounding countryside. You get huge 2+ story dinosaurs that were made during the 1930's and are still holding up great (albeit they could use some paint). You get a twisty harrowing drive up to the top of the hill. You get a tacky souvenir stand where you can enjoy an... More

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Nebraska
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Be prepared to climb a number of stairs. But once you get up there, the overlook is great. The dinosaurs need a paint job, but other than that, it's a nice little park for little kids.

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

if you want to see/climb on, large cement dinosaurs, this is the place for you. do be aware that there are LOTS of steps, this is definitely NOT handicapped accessible, but the kids will enjoy it, and the view if you drive down to the turn off/overlook just up the road is awesome.

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Brewerton, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The kids had a great time climbing on the dinosaurs and the view up there is spectacular, especially at night. The gift shop has so many items to choose from.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My family spent the night in Rapid City in the middle of a road trip. My 17 year old saw Dinosaur Park on a brochure he'd picked up somewhere across the street and mentioned going. It was a 15 minute drive from our hotel, which also included a trip to Starbucks. It was also a 15 minute walk through the... More

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