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Dinosaur Valley State Park

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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 2 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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Elfitumi
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San Antonio
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Search for dinosaur footprints at this state park located along the Paluxy River.
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1629 Park Road 59, Glen Rose, TX 76043
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+1 254-897-4588
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is run by the TDPW and a small entry fee. We were given a map where we could find the tracks. Found very few.

Thank Steve W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

4 children -12 and younger really loved the fossil dig. The park is nice and exhibits interesting and kept everyone entertained. Would definitely go again.

Thank angelmay577
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to detour our way home to pass by here from Dallas back to San Antonio. Unfortunately we arrived around 6 or so so it was the warmest time of the day and with the sun going down and an additional 4 hours left...More

Thank Elfitumi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We like coming back here. Less crowded than previous trips and we were smart enough to come earlier in the day. We did more trails and exploring. If you want to wade in the river be sure to wear a a swimsuit or something that...More

2  Thank Tarra G
Reviewed 6 September 2018

I went on a Saturday afternoon in August and it was hot! Be prepared for that and this park doesn't have a ton of areas with shade. Walking around looking for dinosaur tracks was a great time and with the river being so low we...More

Thank Lauren E
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

We have been to this park three times over the past 2 years and had a very different experience each time. For our first visit we came on Memorial Day 2017 after a wet spring and the river was rushing and gurgling with water. Crossing...More

1  Thank Rebekah C
Reviewed 4 September 2018

This was my first time here and can't wait to go back, esp when it cools off! If you follow the maps provided when you pay to get into the park you'll have a pretty good chance to find the tracks...if the water level is...More

Thank LaCraw
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

The park was packed with people but extremely orderly and very clean. Got ALL the information I could have asked for from the two park rangers I spoke with. The walk from the parking lot to the policy river was a short one and easy...More

Thank metaldealer
Reviewed 4 September 2018

Went on Labor Day. We anticipated crowd so we went in before 8am. Great thing is that the park opens at 7am. My husband was truly impressed but my 5-year old still could not tolerate all the walking despite being a super fan of dinosaurs.

Thank VegasBelt
Reviewed 25 August 2018

Well, for starters, I grew up along this river--lived out on FM 205, and so it is "home to me" even though I no longer live near Glen Rose. It has a wonderful gift shop and adequate restrooms. Lots of places to sit and rest....More

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lacy2008_12
27 May 2018|
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Response from MikenDeb M | Reviewed this property |
It wasn’t busy at all Thursday when we went, but holiday weekend might be a different matter. Schools weren’t out there until this week.
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Asha S
5 May 2018|
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Response from Laurenrenae | Reviewed this property |
I would definitely recommend some sort of river sandal or shoe for the rocks. We were unprepared the day we went and had on tennis shoes. My little boys (of course) took them off and we slipped all over the place- it was... More
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camronhhicks2003
4 April 2018|
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Response from witherspoonq | Reviewed this property |
Yes, at the entrance. And, in the camping area, there are nice restrooms with hot showers and privacy. Also, port-o-potties around here and there.
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