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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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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
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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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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Georgetown, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Very nice campgrounds with a lot of trails throughout the area where the giants once lived. A large group of energetic hikers were able to locate numerous caches in the park. River was extremely low but allowed easy access to see the footprints left by creatures that roamed this area.

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Lindstrom, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

This is one of my favorite parks. If you are a runner or a biker you will enjoy getting lost in the woods and crossing the river back and forth as you explore the trails.

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Murnau, Germany
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

My wife and I went there a couple of days ago. There were only 3 cars in the whole park, so that was nice. The sign said the most of the tracks weren't visible due to recent rain. We powered on, stopping at every pullout and walking a lot of the trails. We actually saw quite a few of the... More 

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Buffalo, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

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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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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015 via mobile

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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