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Dinosaur Valley State Park

Address: Glen Rose, TX 76043
Phone Number: 254-897-4588
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Ranked #3 of 14 Attractions in Glen Rose
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Dig (archeology)
Owner description: Search for dinosaur footprints at this state park located along the Paluxy River.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Attraction details
Type: State Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Dig (archeology)
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Owner description: Search for dinosaur footprints at this state park located along the Paluxy River.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children

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Hot Springs, Arkansas, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

It's funny; many of the criticisms I read in the reviews of Dinosaur Valley State Park are exactly why I think this place is so wonderful. This is not a museum with the exhibits carefully roped off and readily accessible to your double stroller or motorized scooter. Some of the dinosaur prints are easy stroll-in, stroll-out, but many more dot... More 

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

We returned for a second visit after many years with some friends. We like hiking in state parks anyway, but it was a special treat to see the dinosaur tracks.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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52 reviews 52 reviews
19 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

You can see the foot prints of dinosaurs in the river...it's a cool place to go...I recommend it for families with young children. the large dinosaur statues are cool.

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Dodge City, Kansas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

This place has some very good examples of dinosaur tracks. My group was there fore a couple of hours just to go see the tracks, so i can't speak for everything, but we enjoyed what we saw. I really liked that we could get right up to and touch the tracks, but I felt like they should work on the... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We took our two dogs to Dinosaur Valley SP for the very first time this past Saturday and we had a great time. The park is very peaceful and beautiful, and there are lots of hiking/biking trails with varying degrees of difficulty. If you do take your dogs with you be sure they wear booties! The trails are very rocky,... More 

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McKinney, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Dinosaur Valley State Park camping is nice, but the electricity was out during our stay. That would not normally affect us, since we are primitive campers; however, that also meant that the toilets were not functioning, and all visitors were forced either to use porta-johns or trek to the day-use area. Disgusting. Hopefully, they have rectified the situation, and campers... More 

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midland
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118 reviews 118 reviews
51 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

it is what it says it is. dinosaur tracks. they are worth going to see if you are interested in those kind of things. the rangers will work with kids so a teaching moment is always worth 7 dollars.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Suggestions: 1. Read reviews and mark those helpful to you. 2. Wear proper shoes when hiking trails unless they are marked beginner. Dinosaur Valley has some beautiful scenery but the map is not clearly marked. The reason I only gave it four stars instead of five was for that reason. Their map stinks. It would be helpful to indicate on... More 

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Palestine, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We hiked Dinosaur Valley State Park in September 2014. We went to site 2 and got into the dried river bed. We sauce the dinosaur tracks which was really neat. Then we kept heading down river on the dried river bed. We could hear voices on the trail above us but could not find a path up to the trail.... More 

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Swan Hill, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

After finding out about this attraction in our "Quick Escapes" guide, we are glad we decided to stop in on our way to Abilene. What beautiful country! What a lucky find! It's one dinosaur attraction where kids and adults alike can clearly see the evidence - no more peering at a tiny bone fragment and wondering how they got the... More 

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