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Dinosaur Valley State Park

Glen Rose, TX 76043
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Ranked #3 of 14 Attractions in Glen Rose
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks
Activities: Dig (archeology)
Traveler Description: Dinosaur Valley State Park is a wonderful destination for anyone who's into dinosaurs or the great outdoors.  Located in Glen Rose, Texas (just about... more »
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Round Rock, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

There are some really nice tracks at the park, but you must be in good physical shape to get to them since the best tracks are in a rocky area. The best time to go is when it has not rained for several weeks because recent rains will cover many tracks. I went during a drought period and was able... More

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Loogootee, Indiana
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

This was a great family attraction. The day we were there was extremely hot and the wading in river cooled us and was wonderful for the grandchildren! The children were given a back pack with activities and real binoculars to use. The dinosaur tracks were amazing. Our only regret was the heat that day.

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Waxahachie, Texas
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47 reviews 47 reviews
27 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

My wife and I came here as our first camping trip together and loved our time. The trails were good but not overly challenging. The river through park was up at the time we visited so it was very nice. The dinosaur tracks are visible but a few are difficult to make out. They have been working on the park... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Been coming here since I was a child. Now I bring my grand kids. It's a great family destination for a day or weekend

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Midland, Texas, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

My family had a great time exploring this state park. We loved walking through the river and taking pictures in the fossil in the middle of the water.

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Houston, Texas, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Another road trip with the granddaughters to end the summer with a bit of museum time and outdoors with a touch of history. Ended a great overnight trip at Dinosaur Valley State Park in Glen Rose, Texas. At site #2 they have tracks roped off so you get an idea of what to look for. Purely amazing. If the water... More

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Houston, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We didn't really know what to look for, so we didn't know we had seen as many fossil's as we had. And the waterfall, we were told after we were done hiking, isn't really there unless after a hard rain. So be aware of these things, and take LOTS of water with you, as there isn't any place to get... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

we have been coming to this place almost every year sometimes more than once. Even though we usually travel with grownups, the grandchildren makes it very pleasurable, and test out Paleolithic knowledge.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I rated it average because the tracks at certain times of the year can be difficult to see and you have to go down a steep path which for some people is not doable. If you have never seen dinosaur tracks and don't mind walking it is worth it. I have been there several times. Camped twice, nice campground. I... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We lucked out and visited the park on a cooler, less crowded day. It was a fun way to spend a few hours. Make sure to wear water shoes or hiking sandals and be prepared to explore. We thought site 1 (blue hole) was going to be really fun, but we actually enjoyed site 2 more. Some parts were a... More

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