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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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cool footprints

There's not a lot to see here, but the tracks are cool. Worth the detour if you're sort of in the area.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
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Big Island, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

There's not a lot to see here, but the tracks are cool. Worth the detour if you're sort of in the area.

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Houston, TX
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Did some hiking with my 4 and 1 year old. Was challenging with that group, but we saw a footprint. 4 year old loved getting her feet wet in the river. We hiked, playground, and hiked again. Good way to break up the experience for a little one. The footprints aren't easy to see, but they were there!

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San Marcos
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We rent the Pavilion every year and always have a great time. It is close to the river and up so it catches the breeze. We take brooms and stuff to clean the tables. Makes for a nice day to visit and eat al fresco.

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tucson
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

This is a small state park with not a lot to see. Well the main thing to see is the dinosaur tracks, except guess what. If there has been a lot of rain as when we visited then the tracks are buried under the churning river so they are not visible. We contented ourselves with photographing some small wildflowers and... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Real dinosaur tracks. In their original location. What else is there to say?! How does it get much better than that?! Okay, so I can't see live dinosaurs...but, this is close, real close.

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Ohio
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35 reviews 35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

If you do all these things you'll enjoy this place...we saw tracks where they weren't marked even though the sign posted at the park entrance said they weren't viewable when we were there. Also saw lots of lizards skittering around and got some cool pictures of the slower ones...and the area around the river struck me as almost prehistoric...we are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

The river was up so we didn't get to see many of the tracks, but what we did see we loved. Make sure to take bug spray if your going to hike. Also a good walking stick & plenty of water. Don't forget to wear water shoes & clothes you don't mind getting dirty. Some of the trails are slick... More 

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Glen Rose, Texas, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We have been "remote camping" for years. All of my children love going there. It is over the river and the best place for feeling like you are roughing it! Until you go over the river to shower! Great place to hike! Best if you get a season family pass! So worthwhile, and good at all Texas state parks!

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North Houston, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We went in April, there was too much water and the tracks were not visible! We could not even hike or walk the trails. Wasted trip if it weren't for Hollywood and Vine

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Forney, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The kids loved finding little fishes and frogs and splashing in the shallow water. We had a great family time here. The bathrooms were also very clean and nice for an outdoor park.

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