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Dinosaur Valley State Park

Glen Rose, TX 76043
254-897-4588
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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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Edmonton, Alberta
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Nothing prepared us for a requirement to see the tracks at the blue area looked like a great spot for those prepared to soak in the river, difficult to climb down to the river bank, we never got that far, I am very glad we have dinosaurs in Alberta and sites much easier to access. I would recommend no one... More

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Houston, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

A very good park for those who love being with nature. The weather was very pleasant for hiking. We hiked to the yellow trail and the scenic overlook was breathtaking. Kids will love hiking all the way to the top. Be sure to wear good hiking shoes or walking shoes. Some places were muddy because of the rain . The... More

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Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Small park. We saw some three toed dinosaur tracts at tract 2 in the riverbed and a larger dinosaur tract too in the riverbed at this same site.

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Houston, Texas
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95 reviews 95 reviews
27 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Site #2 offered us the best view of the dinosaur tracks. We checked out sites 1 and 4 but had no luck there. When it's not so hot, we'll give it another try and explore more. That said, the tracks at #2 were really cool.

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Houston
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Pros: dinosaur tracks of various species are the main attraction. Hiking, mountain biking, picknicking, horse riding (on a bring your own horse basis), swimming (swim at your own risk) and camping is permitted in the park. For camping, call to make reservations ($25 per night + $7 per adult / under 12 years, free). The park website says water and... More

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Dallas
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199 reviews 199 reviews
71 attraction reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Over the past 30 years or so I have been to this park several times basically just going to see the dinosaur tracks. I went this last Monday and discovered the hiking trails above the river. Incredible views and a feeling you are in the mountains. My past visits have been on the weekends when the park was very crowded,... More

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Georgetown, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We visited her with 2 of our grandchildren ages 11 and 14. We enjoyed seeing the dinosaur tracks. And the kids enjoyed swimming in the water. This was quite the adventure and we took some really good pics.

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momto2boys07
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

My family and I had a great time looking for tracks and wading around the water. The park is nce and the people are friendly and helpful. We just looked for tracks but you can also camp and fish. The camp sites looked pretty decent. Its a great tourist stop if you are in Glen Rose!

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Robinson, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

It was neat to see the dinosaur tracks up close! May sure you wait a day or two if it rained or you wont see the tracks. Next time we will be more prepared to get in the beautiful water.

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Mabank, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

It was cloudy when we visited the park, so it was nice outside. The dino tracks are really cool to see. the kids liked walking in the river (careful it's slick).

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