We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Dinosaur State Park & Museum

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 400 West Street, Rocky Hill, CT 06067
Phone Number:

This state park is devoted to dinosaurs and contains several dinosaur...

This state park is devoted to dinosaurs and contains several dinosaur footprints.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 186 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 77
  • 76
    Very good
  • 27
  • 2
  • 1
Pretty cool

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... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2016
Boston, Massachusetts
Add Photo Write a Review

186 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 183: English reviews
Seabrook, New Hampshire
Level Contributor
60 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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 park itself was created as the result of finding a large area of petrified dinosaur... More 

Thank Balkin25
Monroe, Connecticut
Level Contributor
303 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 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
Lynchburg, Virginia
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 27 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 enjoyed a hike on one of the trails. If you go, plan ahead and bring... More 

Thank Debbie E
Level Contributor
35 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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 and a staff member will help you with the process. The staff was very friendly,... More 

1 Thank Jennifer P
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 around to each exhibit. It was free for the dino weekend but the usual price... More 

Thank Mally7777
A TripAdvisor Member
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
Level Contributor
106 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 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 museum is enough.

Thank Bob G
Durham, Connecticut
Level Contributor
61 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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 like making a cast of a Dino print.

Thank amanda g
Stratford, Connecticut, United States
Level Contributor
163 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Not a lot of bells and whistles here - just the real deal. I have come here several times, including in 1968 or so, when the tracks were housed under a temporary dome. I brought a student going into 8th grade who had never been. The actual tracks are the star of the show, and there are some fact boards... More 

Thank Judith R
Grafton, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Our group included grandma, mom, teen and 9 year old. Stayed 2 hours. Nice exhibit with REAL tracks preserved in the dome building. Other items included real Dino eggs, other tracks, and other fossils. Watched Bill Nye video (so-so)- but adults even learned new facts from it. Took 30 minute guided nature walk around the park. Nice hands-on fossil room.... More 

Thank Mother_of_Five_GT

Travellers who viewed Dinosaur State Park & Museum also viewed


Been to Dinosaur State Park & Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Dinosaur State Park & Museum and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Dinosaur State Park & Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?