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Dinosaur State Park & Museum

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Address: 400 West Street, Rocky Hill, CT 06067
Phone Number: +1 860-529-8423
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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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Very informative!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Lydspot
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Staunton, Virginia
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Staunton, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 6 days ago NEW

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 4 weeks ago

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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Lynchburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 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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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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