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Prehistoric Gardens

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Address: Gold Beach, OR 97465
Phone Number: +1 541-332-4463
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One of the most unique tourist attractions on the Oregon Coast, the...

One of the most unique tourist attractions on the Oregon Coast, the Prehistoric Gardens is great for young and old alike. Just 17 miles north of Gold Beach lies an untouched prehistoric garden complete with 23 life size dinosaurs set among a lush 300 year old Oregon rainforest. The self-guided tour allows you to casually stroll along the path and discover what the Earth was like millions of years ago. Family owned and operated since 1955, this eco-friendly attraction is a must see!

Pet-Friendly! Dogs are allowed to take the tour for FREE as long as they are on a leash.

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We hadn't been here for years, but wanted to show it to our grandson. He loved the huge dinosaur statues (and the lush forest added the perfect backdrop). If you or your kids are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Kirkland, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was on our list of Highway 101 things to stop and see..."Chevy Chase style" road attraction and all, gotta love them. I'm glad we stopped, BUT...it was way overpriced for what you get. Back in the 50's when it opened up, it would of been awesome before Jurassic Park movies, etc. Now it seems retro, which is cool, but... More 

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Redding, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful garden but not what I expected. It's basically a garden with dinosaur statues throughout. I was expecting something with fossils or more history associated with it.

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Thank kyrrah74
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

To walk through this rain forest is amazing on it's own.. Then you add the beautiful art work that is the dinosaurs makes it spectacular.

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Thank Teannprue
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We hadn't been here for years, but wanted to show it to our grandson. He loved the huge dinosaur statues (and the lush forest added the perfect backdrop). If you or your kids are into dinosaurs, it's worth the stop.

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Thank 53trekker
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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Life-sized concrete dinosaurs in a rain forest setting?? And just off hwy 101? Who wouldn't want to stop! Great for kids, interesting for adults. It was overpriced for the hour we spent there, but still fun and definitely something the kids will remember.

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Thank Lara W
Paradise, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here while on a road trip to Port Orford and we are glad we did. It is so beautiful and the signs along the paths are extremely informative and interesting. My 16 year old grandson enjoyed it and he is hard to please. Was a great stop.

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Thank Sharon P
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having grown up and lived in Southern Oregon my entire life, I have been to this place several times. I went there as a child and enjoyed it. I took my small children there and they enjoyed it. I took my grandchildren there and they also enjoyed it. I was a bit surprised when my grown up son who now... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

We stopped at this roadside attraction just for fun. They have done a good job...it is a nice walk through the woods..lots of fun dinosaur replicas...enjoyable...grandson loved it ( 10 yrs)

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Medford, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

this place cost about $10 for seniors. Cute and intersting place . someone did a great job to make the grounds look pre historic

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

Very nice. Went at dusk, with a mist felt real. Short walk through redwoods and ferns with life size dinosaur statues. Looked like they could come to life.

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