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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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You've got to get out of yout car, hike down to and along the river and keep your eyes open

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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Fort Worth, Texas
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58 reviews 58 reviews
31 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

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
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

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
3 attraction reviews
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
4 attraction reviews
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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Leesburg, Florida
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

A great place to spend a warm spring day. Sights, river & footprints are available for the short 1hr trip and longer hiking through bluffs and camping available. Stop and take photos with the dinosaur statues and the classic Texas bluebells. Fee to enter.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Not much to see in the "dinosaur area" but the hiking trails were fun. It's a pretty easy hike and it's great to take off your hiking boots and soak your tired feet in the cold water when you're finished.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We surprised our 5 yr old daughter by coming out here to see Dino tracks we were in for a huge surprise with all the bluebonnets out in bloom this time of year! Finding the dino tracks were seriously such an amazing experience for the 3 of us. we walked in the river and steeped in the tracks and really... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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24 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Regardless of your interest level, you will enjoy this state park. There is the historical aspect of the park with the dinosaur tracks and good interpretive centers. Very nice and well maintained mountain biking and hiking trails, picnic areas and sightseeing. We came for a day hike and explored about 9 miles of the trails systems. The trails cover a... More 

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