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Dinosaur Valley State Park

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Address: Glen Rose, TX 76043
Phone Number: 254-897-4588
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Search for dinosaur footprints at this state park located along the Paluxy...

Search for dinosaur footprints at this state park located along the Paluxy River.

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Learning About the Dinosaurs

Fun time with young children. Pay to have the fossil find with your child. My daughter pays with the gems still.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
T P
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Dallas, Texas
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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fun time with young children. Pay to have the fossil find with your child. My daughter pays with the gems still.

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Dickinson, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A nice wooded park with the river of clear water flowing through the forest. In the rock slabs beneath the shallow water their is giant dinosaur footprints revealing a battle between predatory dinosaurs and the huge plant eater they were attacking.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were miserable and practically ran to get done. I would suggest to the staff that they encourage visitors to carry water with them...there's no short cut, it is a loop. Do look for coupons at the motels to save a few dollars. The gift shop is good and the kids enjoyed it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

we always have fun visiting DV. My parents took us there as kids and I take my kids and my brothers kids. We always explore something new everytime we go. The trails and nature is amazing. It's so peaceful. Just remember bug spray and to clean up after yourself.

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Denton, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We tent camped here for two nights on Friday and Saturday. I reserved the spot prior to our visit. Our site was one with electric and water. The staff at the front office was super helpful and friendly. They were a huge help when I wanted to change our tent site. We were given #12 but after driving through we... More 

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Frisco, Texas, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wish we had been better prepared, bathing suits, towels, chairs. The dinosaur prints were really cool and made the visual of dinosaurs imaginable! lots of picnic areas and trails to walk as well as swimming holes!

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent the weekend here in a travel trailer with my wife and dogs. It has a single loop for RV and/or tent camping, with primitive camping along the trails, some are a mile or more out of hiking. The hiking is fantastic, and takes you over a shallow river that is great for wading and swimming, that is where many... More 

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Texas City, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Viewing huge dinosaur footprints permanently fossilized in solid rock makes you realize that dinosaurs actually did roam the planet once. Bring your water shoes and wade out in the calf deep water to find the footprints in the river bed. Lots of history about dinosaurs and the river is cool clear water for swimming or fishing. Lots to see and... More 

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Ennis, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As others have pointed out there is some garbage around the water area. This, of course, is beyond our control as each visitor is expected to clean up after themselves. Maybe "Don't mess with Texas" needs to be posted to remind all to carry their garbage to the bins. Nonetheless, walking in the river was great fun. The cool water... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

clean, not crowded. we saw a few tracks, water is easy to navigate with small children. clear in most places. bring your water shoes! didn't walk trails, and of course, like any state park, there are a few people who don't clean up after themselves. Cheap hot summer fun after spending the first half of the day in the heat!

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