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Dinosaur Valley State Park

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Open today: 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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Very fun.

A very fun place to visit with kids. You can walk in the dinosaur tracks in the river. You can also... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Just beautiful!

This park is so much fun to go to. It is beautiful and fun. Near the entrance you will see some... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Hondo, Texas
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  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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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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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very fun place to visit with kids. You can walk in the dinosaur tracks in the river. You can also swim in the river. There's areas to camp at I even think they have RV hookups. I recommend if you go to bring a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank joinerdaddy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This park is so much fun to go to. It is beautiful and fun. Near the entrance you will see some dinosaurs with explanation. You will see dinosaur tracks in a couple of places throughout the park. You can also go swimming in the Paluxy...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank cgids01
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Apparently, we arrived in early October when it is the off-season for the park. We had to complete a form and put money in a box to enter the park. There was no park ranger and the general store was closed for advice. In fact,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Dianne W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a fun place for the whole family. Bring swimsuits and food/drinks! Make sure you check before you come. One time the park was closed because the water was flooded. Otherwise we had a blast!

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Disfan2003
Reviewed 12 November 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank AideDeCamp
Reviewed 5 November 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jen78703
Reviewed 28 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Liz R
Reviewed 23 October 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank erjnm
Reviewed 9 October 2018

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.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Steve W
Reviewed 1 October 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.

Date of experience: October 2018
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27 May 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.
Asha S
5 May 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
3 April 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.