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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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Great camping and exploration site!

We went for a few hours of hiking and exploration during spring break. The kids loved the life size dinosaur models and hiking and fossil hunting by the river. There were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
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Dallas, Texas, United States
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Mobile, Alabama
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318 reviews 318 reviews
192 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

The park was flooded and it was raining with winds. I stopped at the park entrance and was told that all the trails were closed, the dinosaur tracks were closed due to the water situation, no tent camping was opened so the only thing that could be done was to drive the loop of pavement around the park. I explained... More 

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Dallas, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We went for a few hours of hiking and exploration during spring break. The kids loved the life size dinosaur models and hiking and fossil hunting by the river. There were several families camping right by the water and it looked like a wonderful place to camp (we stayed in a hotel). We were able to find dinosaur tracks and... More 

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Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Get there early morning, Get really busy by lunch time. Bring a picnic and enjoy the day! Extra clothes for the kids they will get dirty.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Lovely exposures of dinosaur tracks on easy to access trails. Not too difficult for you children to navigate. We stayed in campground with a 26ft camper. The spots were hard to navigate due to configuration of spots for the novice camper-tow folks like us. The experienced will do just fine.

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Littleton, Colorado
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7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Went during Spring Break Some areas were closed due the days of rain. There were still plenty places to hike/walk around. The trails are well marked. Loads of trails for hiking and biking. Bike trails were closed (due to rain). Family friendly and helpful staff.

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Loved hiking to the overlook and what a view! The kids of course enjoyed playing in the river. Not many tracks to look at because the water level was too high but still enjoyed the ones that were visible. Worth a trip and the fee!!

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The Woodlands, Texas
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5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

O...M...G it was so awesome and beautiful. My husband and I hiked on the blue trail to the yellow trail to the scenic overlook of the Paluxy River. The view was so beautiful. It is definitely a must if you are in area. We are making plans to go back and visit in the summer so we can enjoy the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

So great our family and friends go every year ....great hiking trails nice views from the top once you make it. So much to do that it never gets old.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

It was so beautiful, my siblings and my mom were in absolute awe with how unique and fun it was. The whole sight was free of all noise other than fresh, flowing water. Personally, I would spend my life there if I could. Dinosaur Valley State Park is one of the best family daytrips I have ever been on. -... More 

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Red Oak, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Got to see real dinosaur tracks. A great place to hike. Has a small gift store to purchase drinks, snacks, momentos.

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