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Dinosaur Valley State Park

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Address: Glen Rose, TX 76043
Phone Number: +1 254-897-4588
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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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A blast to the past......

My wife and I visited this park on a beautiful day and was able to see dinosaur tracks (with the help of a game and fish person) at two sites. We were in the area and it was well... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 September 2015
John A
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Bullard, Texas
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Manor, Texas
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133 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

We Texas residents are oh so very lucky to have Dinosaur Valley State Park in our very own state. If you're considering the road trip but aren't sure if it's worth the drive - trust me - JUST GO! I mean, it's not every day you get to see something that millions of years old, out in it's habitat, AND... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2015 via mobile

We had a great experience! We just went for a few hours to search for Dinosaur tracks and play in the river. The hiking can be challenging. Our 7 and 4 year old could manage with our help and they enjoyed the challenge! Please wear good shoes. The hiking trials are fairly covered by a tree canopy which was nice.... More 

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Bullard, Texas
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145 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2015

My wife and I visited this park on a beautiful day and was able to see dinosaur tracks (with the help of a game and fish person) at two sites. We were in the area and it was well worth seeing. The park has many trails to explore but we did not take advantage of the other opportunities presented there.... More 

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Houston, Texas
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2015

stop at the display at the ranger station. It is very, very educational and interesting. Take your hiking shoes.

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Thank Dana M
Bonham, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

What a great place to camp, very quiet and lots of shade. My husband enjoyed the biking while I enjoyed relaxing. Looking at the dinosaur foot prints was awesome.

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1 Thank miniwheat1
Lakeside, Texas USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2015

Don't forget to bring your bathing suit and some water shoes. You can really see the footprints in the rocks, just ask one of the friendly park rangers if you need help.

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Gun Barrel City, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2015

It was a very hot day, but the picnic grounds and restrooms were easy to use. The walk down to the river is steep with rock ledge steps, so due to our age aand limitations, we didn't decend. There are samples of the tracks in the entry building.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2015 via mobile

We visited the park with our 10 yr old and two 6 yr olds. They loved it and so did we. Seeing the footprints from 113 million years ago is amazing. It took us two hours from arrival til departure. We went to site 2 first then swam along the river to site 1. If you have really young kids,... More 

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Brenham, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2015

Beautiful. Nature trails, camping spots, cool waters and fun for adults and children. Wear your swimsuit to keep cool in the summer. This would be great for hacking in the spring and fall.

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Hagerstown, Maryland
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30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2015 via mobile

This park is a truly unforgettable GEM. Walking along the true dinosaur footprints is an experience like no other. This park is awesome for kids and adults!

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