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Dinosaur State Park & Museum

400 West Street, Rocky Hill, CT 06067
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Very informative!

I had no idea about the incredible amount of dinosaur footprints in the Connecticut Valley. Very... read more

Reviewed 28 November 2016
Staunton, Virginia
History in our own back yard

Fun for the kids and the adults as well. There's so much more to colonial Connecticut than the... read more

Reviewed 27 November 2016
Gerard S
Rocky Hill, Connecticut
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This state park is devoted to dinosaurs and contains several dinosaur footprints.
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  • Very good40%
  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
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400 West Street, Rocky Hill, CT 06067
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Reviewed 28 November 2016

I had no idea about the incredible amount of dinosaur footprints in the Connecticut Valley. Very interesting museum with a lot of interactive exhibits for the children. Only disappointment was that the weather was not good on the day we went because it looks like...More

Thank Lydspot
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Fun for the kids and the adults as well. There's so much more to colonial Connecticut than the European settlers and the historic buildings.

Thank Gerard S
Reviewed 1 November 2016

On the day of my visit to the Dinosaur State Park the park was celebrating its 50th anniversary. Unfortunately, that day was also sporting heavy rains. A lot of the outside activities where not happening. Fortunately, there is plenty to see on the inside. The...More

Thank Balkin25
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Nice place for kids but not much for anyone over 12. They have a walk around, but nothing for anyone over 12.

Thank Virginia V
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Our family stumbled across Dinosaur State Park and couldn't believe our eyes. Our kids are Dinosaur enthusiasts and we felt privileged to see authentic dinosaur footprints right in Connecticut. For an hour or so we visited the small museum, pet a Blue tongued Lizard, and...More

Thank Debbie E
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

I loved this place and the experience. The mueseum is small, the trails are beautiful, and bringing home a dinosaur footprint, priceless. The trails, parking, and casting area are all free of charge. I highly recommend making a cast. Bring the materials on the website...More

1  Thank Jennifer P
Reviewed 30 August 2016

The place isn't very big but its pretty amazing to be able to see authentic dinosaur prints! We visited during dino days so there were extra activities going on which were great had it not been pouring out. The inside is circular and you go...More

Thank Mally7777
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Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Nice place to spent a few hours. Lot of interesting information. Short hiking trails. Bring plaster and supplies if you want to make a mold of dinosaur imprint. Picnic tables.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

We visited today and saw the dinosaur tracks in the museum. Very cool to see that many footprints in one area. After we took a hike through the woods. Wear bug repellant!! Wish we brought some. I would return for the hike!! Once to the...More

Thank Bob G
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

The indoor museum is very small and can be walked thru in 10 mins. My son enjoyed the discovery room and we spent most of our time there. There are also walking trails outside and additional activities that you can do for an additional fee...More

Thank amanda g
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Melanie O
Is this place basically just for kids? Also, this might sound stupid, but are the prints real? Or is it like big foot to wow the kids?
29 January 2017|
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Response from 1Harvey | Reviewed this property |
I was there without kids. Very interesting. Well worth a visit. Prints are real.
Samantha K
looking to go the week of xmas.. too cold?? is there enough to keep interest if just walking inside, if so what's there to see?
12 December 2016|
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Response from Debbie E | Reviewed this property |
If you are just looking for something fun for an hour (or more) to do in the cold, this is great. There is one loop of fossil exhibits, a film and a kids activity area. It would be too cold to walk the trails (but they are... More