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Dinosaur Valley State Park

Glen Rose, TX 76043
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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 young children, Activities for older children
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Fort Worth, Texas
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63 reviews 63 reviews
18 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

On September 13, 2014, Dinosaur Valley State Park hosted a gathering of around 250 geocachers from all over the state of Texas (and beyond) and I can tell you - feedback from those attending the event was 99.9 percent positive! We camped, we sang karaoke, we played family-oriented games, went on hikes, found geocaches, learned about the dinosaurs, saw a... More

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Cedar Hill, Texas, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

great hiking trails, beautiful setting and views. clean family atmosphere. will be coming back to camp for a weekend. really makes you wonder what the area looked like when the tracks were made.

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Irving, Texas
18 reviews 18 reviews
13 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Plenty of hiking & MTB cycling trails. Interesting displays about the natural history of the place, which was the coast in dino-times. Lots of dinosaur tracks that you can clearly see in the riverbed limestone. Camp sites are wooded, not out in the blazing sun.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This is a state park so there's not much to expect but a few dinosaur tracks. We're lucky some of the tracks are not sectioned off. The water smells as it is idle water. No swimming here when water level is low.

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The Boonies, Tx
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

The dinosaur tracks are fairly easy to get down to see, and the park is beautiful. I wish we'd brought our swimming suits to get into the swimming hole at the first stop on the trail. It was murderously hot. The gift shop is tiny but well stocked with souvenirs. We had a blast.

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Round Rock, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

There are some really nice tracks at the park, but you must be in good physical shape to get to them since the best tracks are in a rocky area. The best time to go is when it has not rained for several weeks because recent rains will cover many tracks. I went during a drought period and was able... More

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Loogootee, Indiana
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This was a great family attraction. The day we were there was extremely hot and the wading in river cooled us and was wonderful for the grandchildren! The children were given a back pack with activities and real binoculars to use. The dinosaur tracks were amazing. Our only regret was the heat that day.

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Waxahachie, Texas
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48 reviews 48 reviews
27 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

My wife and I came here as our first camping trip together and loved our time. The trails were good but not overly challenging. The river through park was up at the time we visited so it was very nice. The dinosaur tracks are visible but a few are difficult to make out. They have been working on the park... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Been coming here since I was a child. Now I bring my grand kids. It's a great family destination for a day or weekend

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Midland, Texas, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

My family had a great time exploring this state park. We loved walking through the river and taking pictures in the fossil in the middle of the water.

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