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Dinosaur State Park & Museum

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Address: 400 West St, Rocky Hill, CT 06067-3506
Phone Number: 860-529-8423
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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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Hidden Jurassic Gem

Our family stumbled across Dinosaur State Park and couldn't believe our eyes. Our kids are Dinosaur enthusiasts and we felt privileged to see authentic dinosaur footprints right... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Debbie E
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Lynchburg, Virginia
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Lynchburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our family stumbled across Dinosaur State Park and couldn't believe our eyes. Our kids are Dinosaur enthusiasts and we felt privileged to see authentic dinosaur footprints right in Connecticut. For an hour or so we visited the small museum, pet a Blue tongued Lizard, and enjoyed a hike on one of the trails. If you go, plan ahead and bring... More 

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Thank Debbie E
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I loved this place and the experience. The mueseum is small, the trails are beautiful, and bringing home a dinosaur footprint, priceless. The trails, parking, and casting area are all free of charge. I highly recommend making a cast. Bring the materials on the website and a staff member will help you with the process. The staff was very friendly,... More 

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Thank Jennifer P
Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place isn't very big but its pretty amazing to be able to see authentic dinosaur prints! We visited during dino days so there were extra activities going on which were great had it not been pouring out. The inside is circular and you go around to each exhibit. It was free for the dino weekend but the usual price... More 

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Thank Mally7777
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

Nice place to spent a few hours. Lot of interesting information. Short hiking trails. Bring plaster and supplies if you want to make a mold of dinosaur imprint. Picnic tables.

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

We visited today and saw the dinosaur tracks in the museum. Very cool to see that many footprints in one area. After we took a hike through the woods. Wear bug repellant!! Wish we brought some. I would return for the hike!! Once to the museum is enough.

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Thank Bob G
Durham, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

The indoor museum is very small and can be walked thru in 10 mins. My son enjoyed the discovery room and we spent most of our time there. There are also walking trails outside and additional activities that you can do for an additional fee like making a cast of a Dino print.

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Thank amanda g
Stratford, Connecticut, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016

Not a lot of bells and whistles here - just the real deal. I have come here several times, including in 1968 or so, when the tracks were housed under a temporary dome. I brought a student going into 8th grade who had never been. The actual tracks are the star of the show, and there are some fact boards... More 

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Thank Judith R
Grafton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

Our group included grandma, mom, teen and 9 year old. Stayed 2 hours. Nice exhibit with REAL tracks preserved in the dome building. Other items included real Dino eggs, other tracks, and other fossils. Watched Bill Nye video (so-so)- but adults even learned new facts from it. Took 30 minute guided nature walk around the park. Nice hands-on fossil room.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

Although we live nearby it was our first visit to the park. The grounds were well kept. There was granite information etched into the walkway of the different periods of time. The museum was incredible. It was truly beyond comprehension that these dinosaur tracks could be so visible and practically perfect after 165 million years ago. There is beautiful diorama... More 

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Thank Rosemary L
North Kingstown, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

We decided to stop here and were pleasantly surprised with free outdoor trails you can walk at your leisure. There are a couple different trails of varying levels. Parking is free here (which is always a plus)! There is a small paid admission to get into the building where there are lots of great learning activities and preserved Dino tracks... More 

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