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Prehistoric Gardens

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Address: Gold Beach, OR 97465
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+1 541-332-4463
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One of the most unique tourist attractions on the Oregon Coast, the...

One of the most unique tourist attractions on the Oregon Coast, the Prehistoric Gardens is great for young and old alike. Just 17 miles north of Gold Beach lies an untouched prehistoric garden complete with 23 life size dinosaurs set among a lush 300 year old Oregon rainforest. The self-guided tour allows you to casually stroll along the path and discover what the Earth was like millions of years ago. Family owned and operated since 1955, this eco-friendly attraction is a must see!

Pet-Friendly! Dogs are allowed to take the tour for FREE as long as they are on a leash.

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Fun history lesson

The garden provides a fun, quick walk through prehistory. There are informative signs and lifesize dinosaurs along the walk. The path is easy to walk and lined with diverse... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Carolyn S
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Sacramento, California
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9 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

For the little kiddos,, and maybe some boys who still enjoy life size plastjc Dino's. I think it's a little short but then again any longer and I may also get bored. Soo it's decent. Very fun little gift shop that I always wanna stop by to see what they have. I highly suggest going at least once! If not... More 

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Thank Phishnation
Roseburg, Oregon
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9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Highly recommend seeing this, as it gives you insight into the botany of the Pacific Rain Forest. Dinosaurs abound off the path, some are very little so look close! Great learning experience for young and old alike. Gift shop on sight for souvenirs.

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Sacramento, California
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67 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The garden provides a fun, quick walk through prehistory. There are informative signs and lifesize dinosaurs along the walk. The path is easy to walk and lined with diverse vegetation. Even in the rain, the tree canopy makes it a comfortable walk with a hood on. Umbrellas are provided. The grounds are well cared for and you can tell the... More 

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Thank Carolyn S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of the coolest dinosaur parks I have been to. Very well maintained high quality work. I will be coming back again soon with my god sons.

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2 Thank Shawn J
Redwood City, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

$12 for adults and $8 for children. Having 6 family members, it was pretty expensive for a 20-25 minute walk. It was interesting that the dinosaurs were built to scale so you can get perspective on their sizes. The gift shop was decent and the customer service was good. If money was no object, then this is worth the stop.

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3 Thank Timothy Y
Mitchell, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Highway 101 is known for a few of its "tourists trap". This one was a pleasant surprise but it only takes one visit to take it all in. Very clean. Interpretive signs were helpful. Works of art amidst a shady and cool forest. A fun souvenir shop completes the visit. A good place for young families with children. Not scary.

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1 Thank tjwilson
San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

my folks took us here fr the late 70s through the early 90s. I took my oldest (22yrs old now) here on our annual road trips up the northern coast in the 2000's. now I have a 3 yr old & 1 yr old who went for the first time on this trip. my folks have a picture of me... More 

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1 Thank AmberAyame76
Beaverton, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Just happened by this little gem. What a fantastic display of the Prehistoric times. Everything is what seems to be life like and everything has an information board that gives some history on each display. The setting makes it a better experience.

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1 Thank RACI8888
Brookings, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

You cannot miss the huge t-rex outside in the parking lot. Located just a few miles north of town, this is a great little stop on the way up or down 191 in Oregon. A gift shop guards the entrance to the prehistoric gardens tucked away behind the fence. Walk through the lush green gardens of ferns and trees and... More 

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1 Thank MarleyMe77
Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

My husband and I stopped at Prehistoric Gardens with no expectations, and were surprised by what a lovely and interesting experience it was. The setting in old growth forest is beautiful and the dinosaurs were sited throughout the park in naturalistic settings. There were many excellent signs giving information about the dinos, flora and fauna. Wish our grandchildren had been... More 

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