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Fossil dig!

4 children -12 and younger really loved the fossil dig. The park is nice and exhibits interesting... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
angelmay577
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SAN ANTONIO
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Out of the way, and really warm but fun.

We decided to detour our way home to pass by here from Dallas back to San Antonio. Unfortunately we... read more

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Elfitumi
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San Antonio
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Reviewed 22 March 2008

We went to the park after a rainstorm the night before and didn't get to see the tracks in the riverbed. The website does warn about this so we knew we probably weren't going to see anything. We still had a great time though. We walked along the river on some trails and got to skip rocks in the river. I think we would of had a better time if we brought our bikes because there are a lot of trails made for biking and a lot of people were taking advantage of them. Basically this is a typical Texas state park with a couple of spots of old dinosaur tracks. If you were looking for a bit more of dinosaur stuff I would suggest going down the street to the Dinosaur world that just opened up early march. It's a bit pricey but I think it's what most people were expecting when the went to D.V.S.P..The staff at the park were really nice and the facility was really clean. I really liked the laid back atmosphere it had. Thumbs up for a place for quality family time.

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Reviewed 25 April 2006

A nice little state park. There definitely are dinosaur prints in the pretty Paluxy River, though they're better marked at some locations than other, so in a few spots it can take a bit of effort to find them. The signage is also arranged with the assumption that everyone will drive from one set of tracks to the others, so if you instead hike along the river between sites, you then have to climb back up the rather steep riverbank to read the explanatory signs before going back down into streambed.

The park also has a very small visitors center that doesn't really do justice to the area's wealth of fossils, which ought to be one of the crown jewels of the Texas state parks system. I gathered that there are plans to build a much bigger and nicer visitors center/museum (they have an artist's rendering in the visitors center) but not sure if there's enough state funding for the park to do that any time in the near future.

There are also a couple of big -- life-size, actually -- kitschy fiberglass reproductions of dinosaurs from the '64 World's Fair at the park. They're scientifically quite inaccurate, but, to the park's credit, the signs are quite careful to explain that they're obsolete depictions and that they're of types of dinosaur that have no real connection to the park. Nonetheless, most kids will love 'em!

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