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Dinosaur Valley State Park

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Address: , Glen Rose, TX 76043
Phone Number: 254-897-4588
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Activities: Dig (archeology)
Description: Search for dinosaur footprints at this state park located along the Paluxy...
Search for dinosaur footprints at this state park located along the Paluxy River.
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Tracks in the rover bed

It was a very hot day, but the picnic grounds and restrooms were easy to use. The walk down to the river is steep with rock ledge steps, so due to our age aand limitations, we... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
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Gun Barrel City, Texas
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Lakeside, Texas USA
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Don't forget to bring your bathing suit and some water shoes. You can really see the footprints in the rocks, just ask one of the friendly park rangers if you need help.

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Gun Barrel City, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

It was a very hot day, but the picnic grounds and restrooms were easy to use. The walk down to the river is steep with rock ledge steps, so due to our age aand limitations, we didn't decend. There are samples of the tracks in the entry building.

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Houston, Texas
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We visited the park with our 10 yr old and two 6 yr olds. They loved it and so did we. Seeing the footprints from 113 million years ago is amazing. It took us two hours from arrival til departure. We went to site 2 first then swam along the river to site 1. If you have really young kids,... More 

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Brenham, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Beautiful. Nature trails, camping spots, cool waters and fun for adults and children. Wear your swimsuit to keep cool in the summer. This would be great for hacking in the spring and fall.

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Hagerstown, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This park is a truly unforgettable GEM. Walking along the true dinosaur footprints is an experience like no other. This park is awesome for kids and adults!

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We brought our sons who are two and four to the park. It was super hot (like 105) but once we got down to the river and walked in the water it cooled off enough to be enjoyable. We saw tons of dinosaur footprints and the kids enjoyed walking in the water and swimming. There were lots of people there,... More 

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Bellmore, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015 via mobile

What an amazing journey.....inside Dinosaur Valley State Park there is a river and in the bed of that river are REAL dinosaur footprints! We stood in them, felt them with our hands, took pictures of them and learned from the park information boards all about the dinosaurs from the Cretaceous Period who made those footprints more than 113 million years... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We took our boys (ages 7 and 9) to Dinosaur Valley State Park on a Monday. Although most of the tourist spots in Glen Rose are closed on Monday and Tuesday, we loved going on an off day. There weren't many people, so we felt like we had the river and trails mostly to ourselves. We enjoyed a bit of... More 

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Amarillo, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

The little ones thought it was pretty neat, but we went in the middle of the day and it was SO hot! We rushed through the outside exhibits, and the kids weren't able to play on the park equipment due to the heat. It's not somewhere I would travel out of my way for, but it's worth a stop if... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This is a beautiful park ... we love the hiking trails, the dinosaur tracks, wading in the river, and all of the natural beauty. Right now, the water is at a good level, for both swimming and seeing the tracks. We took our chairs and snacks yesterday, and found a quiet, secluded spot by the river (near a few tracks),... More 

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