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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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Alot of fun, educational, pricey if you are camping

Took my two teenage nieces and we really enjoyed ourselves. There were places you could swim and other places are shallow. I figure this probably depends on the amount of rain... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So many beautiful trails to choose from. The water was up, so we didn't get to see all the track sites, but that is more reason to return. Blue Hole had some great swimming. If you don't mind wading through the Paluxy, check out the Ballroom site. It's by far the best track site.

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Thank GenThom
Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being so close the the dinosaur tracks was really cool - especially when wandering along the river and 'happening' onto more that aren't even marked! A true wonder. Hiking trails were good - a variety where some were clear and flat and others had more climbing to do. The river was lovely, clear and cool and we really want to... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While the water in the riverbed was a little high, we were still able to see some of the tracks. It was a bunch of fun, and the hike wasn't too tough at all. Definitely wear shoes you don't mind getting wet, or be ready to walk barefoot across the river. It was a lot of fun, and I would... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There are dinosaur tracks there, I believe it now and while you're there take a dip in Blue Hole, very refreshing ,nice to walk the trails and see if you can spot any fossils

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Thank Jeremiah G
Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our whole family - me, husband, kids ages 6 and 3, and grandparents had a fun visit here. We all enjoyed walking through the river to discover the dinosaur tracks. The river is rocky but fairly easy to get around, although I would definitely recommend water shoes. This was a pretty unique experience for us and I'm glad we made... More 

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Dublin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great hiking and camping here. Great location in Texas. The park museum is awesome. Fun facts about the dinosaur tracks and the history of our land.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took my two teenage nieces and we really enjoyed ourselves. There were places you could swim and other places are shallow. I figure this probably depends on the amount of rain they have had though. When we went we took river tubes and floated as far as we could then walked the shallow areas. We had a blast. I think... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 August 22, 2016

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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