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Dinosaur State Park & Museum

400 West St, Rocky Hill, CT 06067-3506
+1 860-529-5816
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Great Little Museum

Great little museum for kids (and adults) into dinos. The exhibits and staff do a great job of... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2017
Josh T
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Rochester, New Hampshire, United States
Great indoor attraction, Outside needs work

We loved the science and the interaction on the inside, seeing the dinosaur footprints and... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2017
Chris G
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This state park is devoted to dinosaurs and contains several dinosaur footprints.
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good39%
  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“foot prints” (6 reviews)
“dino tracks” (8 reviews)
“make your own” (10 reviews)
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400 West St, Rocky Hill, CT 06067-3506
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+1 860-529-5816
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Reviewed 25 October 2017

Great little museum for kids (and adults) into dinos. The exhibits and staff do a great job of bringing the large indoor display of dinosaur footprints to life. While staring at real dinosaur tracks with audio of roars and crunching footsteps, you start to visualize...More

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Reviewed 25 October 2017

We loved the science and the interaction on the inside, seeing the dinosaur footprints and interacting with the exhibits. We were not as enthused with the outdoor hiking, the trails weren't very well kept and the outdoor exhibits were lackluster. The outdoor stuff isn't bad,...More

Thank Chris G
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Reviewed 2 September 2017

We enjoyed Dinosaur State Park very much today! I went with our 6y old, 8y old, and 10y old. We started out with casting the Eubrontes footprints. HELPFUL to know that if you want to cast the biggest best footprint you need 15 lb of...More

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Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

I have been to this small park many times, with three small children it was a easy place to go... but beware expensive $6 a person just to look at footprints and two dinosaurs, a "discovery" room over crowded with a field trip of 7-12...More

1  Thank Mhend1
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Reviewed 13 August 2017

This is a wonderful place for children. We did not have children with us and we still enjoyed our visit. It is really amazing to be looking at these dinosaur tracks that are millions of years old. There are many interactive things to hold everyone's...More

1  Thank Sharon M
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Reviewed 10 August 2017

This park and museum is great for anyone who loves paleontology! There are hundreds of dinosaur tracks as well as educational displays. Most of the tracks are indoors so it's a good place to visit on a rainy day too.

1  Thank Geoeater
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Reviewed 6 August 2017

Reading the reviews and looking at pictures, it seemed like this was a small space and wouldn't have much to offer. When visiting, it is a relatively small space, however they used it quite well. My daughter 7 and son 4 loved it. The displays...More

1  Thank TheFormerTraveler
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Reviewed 4 August 2017

We had a fantastic visit to Dinosaur State Park: two boys aged 5 1/2 and 3 1/2, me (their mom), and my parents. All of us enjoyed it. The boys love dinosaurs (and animals in general). Over the course of our 4-hour visit, we took...More

1  Thank smithie98
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Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

The Dinosaur State Park is located just south of Hartford just 1/2 mile East of the interstate. With walkways showing exceptional dinosaur tracks… And information related to the dinosaurs this is a fun afternoon trip… And you can even make a cast of a real...More

Thank CLEken
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Reviewed 22 July 2017

A great day-trip for the entire family. An original dinosaur track site has been covered by a museum building for year round viewing. Other tracks may be seen in good weather behind the facility for those who do not mind walking. Inside, the facility is...More

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Brian H
7 March 2018|
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Response from RoadWarriorNH | Reviewed this property |
Hello! We had an active 5 year old with us so we worked our way through the inside exhibits very quickly (45 mins). They also have a great set of hiking trails through the dense old growth forest around the facility with... More
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Marcella S
30 December 2017|
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Response from Meg E | Property representative |
Hello, Due to state budget cuts we are currently operating on a reduced schedule. The museum is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 9:00 to 4:30 p.m. This reduced schedule will continue at least until the end of... More
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Melanie O
29 January 2017|
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Response from Harvey L | Reviewed this property |
I was there without kids. Very interesting. Well worth a visit. Prints are real.
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