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Prehistoric Gardens

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Address: Gold Beach, OR 97465
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+1 541-332-4463

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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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... read more

Reviewed 26 December 2016
Mitchell, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

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.

3 Thank Shawn J
Redwood City, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
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.

4 Thank Timothy Y
Mitchell, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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.

2 Thank tjwilson
San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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 

2 Thank AmberAyame76
Beaverton, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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.

2 Thank RACI8888
Brookings, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
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 

2 Thank MarleyMe77
Eugene, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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 

Thank 77mic
Dobbs Ferry, New York
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Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Ok, we couldn't resist stopping here with our two kids. It was kinda fun and kitschy but price was way too high for what it was. Plenty of places along the coast to take a nice hike in the woods for free. The gift shop was surprisingly nice however.

Thank Jon B
Murrieta, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 225 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Prehistoric Gardens has been around a long time. I have come here since I was about 10. It is located between Port Orford and Gold Beach on Highway 101. You cannot miss it…. There is a 20-foot T-Rex out front. This is one of the many unique roadside attractions that populate the Oregon Coast. Admission is $12/person and after paying... More 

Thank SoCalOregonian
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Nice little park with a trail that leads you on a prehistorical walk through the land of dinosaurs. The walk takes about 30-45 minutes even if you read all the information. The dinosaurs could use a little touch up paint but the enormity of the creatures was well displayed. Would be nice if peoples dogs weren't brushing up against the... More 

Thank Kimberly E

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