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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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8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Quick stop

Really nice staff. Only had a little time to kill before a flight so did a quick drive. Lots of trails and camps nice and clean. Worth a stop and next time I will spend more... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Justin S
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Austin, Texas
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64 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice park with trails. I saw only 3 dinosaur prints in the Blue Hole area (under water). Others were covered (with silt?) and not visible.

Thank travel2dive
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really nice staff. Only had a little time to kill before a flight so did a quick drive. Lots of trails and camps nice and clean. Worth a stop and next time I will spend more time.

Thank Justin S
Lockhart, Texas
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34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dinosaur Valley is a very nice, clean park. Although we were unable to view the dinosaur tracks due to erosion and sediment build up (absolutely no fault of the park), we enjoyed our time there. We plan on returning later this year.

Thank kmthomas
Saint Louis, Missouri
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118 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited and loved it! We have two boys ages 9 and 11 and this was a highlight for them. The park is easy to find and the staff is knowledgeable and friendly. The track sites are great! The footprints look amazing. You can touch and walk among the tracks. A ranger was nearby to answer questions and tell you... More 

2 Thank ludicrous_speed
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20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

The park is very clean including trails and bathrooms. We always take a week vacation after Christmas but usually to a town with plenty to do. Glen Rose wasn't an ideal place for a weeks vacation during the winter so lesson learned on our part. The water was high so we couldn't see the dinosaur tracks nor could we walk... More 

Thank Andrea G
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

We missed seeing the Dino tracks, they were underwater. Nice hikes we couldn't do all if the trails because the river crossing was also underwater and it was freezing. We will go back when it's warm. Hopefully we can kyacking the river

Thank Cindy P
Houston, Texas
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40 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Came here hoping for a nice winter hike. Sadly, most of the trails are across the river and unless you are an Oregon trail professional and can forjd the river, you aren't going hiking. Try again in the summer and perhaps you will have a better experience!

1 Thank 103Travelers
Savannah, Georgia
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14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Although tracks were still visible in one location, the majority of the tracks have been destroyed or at least covered by debris due to recent flooding on the river. Not worth the relatively high price of admission. Still has good camping/hiking, though, and it is pretty country.

2 Thank David B
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33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

We visited this SP with medium expectations. We base our expectations on our favorite state parks that we have visited over the years; South Llano River SP in Junction, Lost Maples SP and recently Davis Mountains SP... There were 12 extended family members, wives, husbands, grandkids, etc... Oh, and Grandpa and Gigi now. We stayed 4 days. Grandparents got there... More 

Thank Morris M
Odessa, Texas
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78 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015 via mobile

The tracks are underwater today - very nice park with nice hiking trails & very friendly staff in the office- we hope to return when the tracks are visible Les7h

Thank Les7h

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