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Dinosaur Valley State Park

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Address: Glen Rose, TX 76043
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+1 254-897-4588
08:00 - 22:00
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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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Where your hiking shoes

There was a lot of climbing up and down paths & Rocks to be able to see the dinosaur tracks, Would recommend the tour as you have a guild to help point them out, but I believe... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 September 2015
JoAnn J
Burleson, Texas
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Nicholasville, Kentucky
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66 reviews
40 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2015

I lived 2 hours from this place for 25 years and didn't know about it. I am 54 years old now but felt like a kid again walking in the river looking at and putting my foot in the dinosaurs foot print left 105 million years ago. Bring your swim gear to swim in the blue hole, a swimming hole.... More 

2 Thank Emmasjimmybear
Burleson, Texas
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23 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2015

There was a lot of climbing up and down paths & Rocks to be able to see the dinosaur tracks, Would recommend the tour as you have a guild to help point them out, but I believe its a 7 mile hike, so come prepared.

Thank JoAnn J
Lake Dallas, United States
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78 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015

It's amazing to see actual dinosaur tracks in rock. The climb down to the river bottom and back up is a challenge but worth it.

Thank Loretta V
Manor, Texas
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137 reviews
82 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
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 

2 Thank Global_Travel_Tales
Houston, Texas
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92 reviews
48 attraction reviews
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 

2 Thank EricaJ0813
Bullard, Texas
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146 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 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 

Thank John A
Houston, Texas
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35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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.

Thank Dana M
Bonham, Texas
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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.

1 Thank miniwheat1
Lakeside, Texas USA
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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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.

Thank David F
Gun Barrel City, Texas
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14 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank Sandy B

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