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Dinosaur State Park & Museum

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Address: 400 West Street, Rocky Hill, CT 06067
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This state park is devoted to dinosaurs and contains several dinosaur...

This state park is devoted to dinosaurs and contains several dinosaur footprints.

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a nice time for the kids

We had a 7 year old up from Florida and brought her there. We had an entertaining afternoon while learning about very early Connecticut.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 12, 2017
Rusty H
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Southington, Connecticut
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Guilford, Connecticut
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I was actually kind of disappointed at first going here. I didn't have any expectation of seeing Jurassic Park or anything fancy. And I wasn't disappointed in that expectation. Essentially it seems to be a giant Dome over a bunch of footprints that some Department of Transportation crew found when they were building Interstate 91. Maybe if I had started... More 

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Rocky Hill, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a great visit for adults and children. Great place to learn about dinosaurs. Admission is very reasonable. They have the inside museum but in the months when weather is warmer, they also have outside activities. If you visit this site, I would also combine a visit to the Rocky Hill Ferry which crosses the CT River (and is... More 

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Southington, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017

We had a 7 year old up from Florida and brought her there. We had an entertaining afternoon while learning about very early Connecticut.

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Thank Rusty H
Rocky Hill, Connecticut
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016

Not worth the time. Took my 3 and 5 year old over the summer. Figured we'd have a nice picnic, walk the trails and check out some dinosaur bones. There was nothing to do. There was a movie showing about the excavation of the park and how they found bones thus making it a state park, but my goodness, i've... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016 via mobile

They discovered Dinosaur's foot print and it's nice to know about them. My son likes dinosaurs a lot so he enjoyed. It's a small place but the park is very big and beautiful for picnic and walking . They also have a 40 minutes video of this discovery and related science about it which is good to watch for adults,... More 

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Newton, NJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

We visited the museum recently to meet the world renowned paleontologist, Dr. Robert Bakker, who appeared to give a lecture and sign copies of his books. My daughter, an avid dinosaur enthusiast and future paleontologist, was super excited to be there. The museum itself is small, basically a round building built right over actual tracks of Dilosophorus, an early Jurassic... More 

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Staunton, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

I had no idea about the incredible amount of dinosaur footprints in the Connecticut Valley. Very interesting museum with a lot of interactive exhibits for the children. Only disappointment was that the weather was not good on the day we went because it looks like there are nice hiking trails all over the park.

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Rocky Hill, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

Fun for the kids and the adults as well. There's so much more to colonial Connecticut than the European settlers and the historic buildings.

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Seabrook, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

On the day of my visit to the Dinosaur State Park the park was celebrating its 50th anniversary. Unfortunately, that day was also sporting heavy rains. A lot of the outside activities where not happening. Fortunately, there is plenty to see on the inside. The park itself was created as the result of finding a large area of petrified dinosaur... More 

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Monroe, Connecticut
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

Nice place for kids but not much for anyone over 12. They have a walk around, but nothing for anyone over 12.

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