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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, Nature & Parks
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
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Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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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Buffalo, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

We were only able to do a day-trip visit, but I would love to come back for a camping trip and spend a few days with my older grandchildren (age 6 & up) who seemed to appreciate the historical aspect of walking where dinosaurs actually walked. The younger ones (under 6) were not so impressed, although they did like seeing... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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73 reviews 73 reviews
34 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

The dinosaur footprints are a bonus. The main area of footprints is heavily visited. When we were there, two children, about 4 and 5 years old, were running through the main pool where the tracks were. The children disturbed so much silt, no one else could see the tracks. Of course, the parents did absolutely nothing except ask their children... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This park has great trails that are well groomed and are easy for families and for people who want a nice walk in the woods for a couple of hours. I went there to see the dinosaur tracks which was very cool. My husband and I hiked for 2 hours as the paths are easy, well groomed, and pretty level... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

The Dinosaur Valley State Park in Glen Rose was a great way to spend the morning. $14 for two adults, kids under 12 free. We did two well marked trails that covered 3 miles and a very well designed, new and well planned trivia trail with questions about local wildlife. The kids had access to clean restrooms and we only... More 

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Davie, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

The $7 entrance fee is money well spent in order to hike around the state park. There are several trails without many technical portions. Be aware that even though a sign at the visitor center stated "tracks are not visible today," there were tons of visible prints. The water was above them so that you couldn't touch them- but could... More 

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Abilene, Texas
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45 reviews 45 reviews
23 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

This park was not worth the $7 we each paid to view it. We expected to see a good view of several dinosaur footprints in the ground. Instead, we saw a few muddy impressions that *might* have been footprints, a lot of hiking trails, and a river with no footprints discernible to the untrained eye. In only one place that... More 

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Redlands, California
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266 reviews 266 reviews
115 attraction reviews
206 helpful votes 206 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

We only had a short period of time and came primarily to see the dinosaur tracks. In that we were disappointed. It had been rainy and the tracks were full of mud. It was impossible to distinguish between ordinary holes in the ground and dinosaur tracks because the tracks. It may very well be different at other times of the... More 

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Hot Springs, Arkansas, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

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
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

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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56 reviews 56 reviews
21 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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