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Dinosaur Valley State Park

Open Now: 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Open today: 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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This state park is wonderful. Very easy to get around and loads of picnic benches. Be sure to stop... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Austin, Texas
I went to Dinosaur World and it is quite fun, specially for kids.

It is a fun dinosaur park, you can learn a lot, I mean I learn about dinosaurs I haven't heard of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Liz R
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Search for dinosaur footprints at this state park located along the Paluxy River.
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1629 Park Road 59, Glen Rose, TX 76043
+1 254-897-4588
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We were disappointed and thought we missed something when we took a tour. It didn't take more than a few minutes to travel around the park by car or see the dinosaur footprints. My grandsons were disappointed there wasn't more to do. We may have...More

Thank AideDeCamp
Reviewed 1 week ago

This state park is wonderful. Very easy to get around and loads of picnic benches. Be sure to stop in the main park office and see replica of the prints and read all about it. There is also a 7 min video you can watch....More

Thank Jen78703
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a fun dinosaur park, you can learn a lot, I mean I learn about dinosaurs I haven't heard of in my lifetime lol... It is super fun for the kids and the dino loving fans. They have also a playground for the kids...More

Thank Liz R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place has mile walk/hike to see life size dinosaurs on a paved floor. They also have a exhibit museum with life size robotic dinosaurs and a park for kids to play. They provide a fossil dig and a gem digging experience!!! This place is...More

1  Thank erjnm
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is run by the TDPW and a small entry fee. We were given a map where we could find the tracks. Found very few.

Thank Steve W
Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

4 children -12 and younger really loved the fossil dig. The park is nice and exhibits interesting and kept everyone entertained. Would definitely go again.

Thank angelmay577
Reviewed September 30, 2018

We decided to detour our way home to pass by here from Dallas back to San Antonio. Unfortunately we arrived around 6 or so so it was the warmest time of the day and with the sun going down and an additional 4 hours left...More

1  Thank Elfitumi
Reviewed September 20, 2018 via mobile

We like coming back here. Less crowded than previous trips and we were smart enough to come earlier in the day. We did more trails and exploring. If you want to wade in the river be sure to wear a a swimsuit or something that...More

2  Thank Tarra G
Reviewed September 5, 2018

I went on a Saturday afternoon in August and it was hot! Be prepared for that and this park doesn't have a ton of areas with shade. Walking around looking for dinosaur tracks was a great time and with the river being so low we...More

Thank Lauren E
Reviewed September 4, 2018 via mobile

We have been to this park three times over the past 2 years and had a very different experience each time. For our first visit we came on Memorial Day 2017 after a wet spring and the river was rushing and gurgling with water. Crossing...More

1  Thank Rebekah C
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May 26, 2018|
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Response from MikenDeb M | Reviewed this property |
It wasn’t busy at all Thursday when we went, but holiday weekend might be a different matter. Schools weren’t out there until this week.
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May 4, 2018|
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Response from Laurenrenae | Reviewed this property |
I would definitely recommend some sort of river sandal or shoe for the rocks. We were unprepared the day we went and had on tennis shoes. My little boys (of course) took them off and we slipped all over the place- it was... More
April 3, 2018|
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Response from witherspoonq | Reviewed this property |
Yes, at the entrance. And, in the camping area, there are nice restrooms with hot showers and privacy. Also, port-o-potties around here and there.