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Dinosaur Valley State Park

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Open today: 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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We arrived early and there was no park ranger on site

Apparently, we arrived in early October when it is the off-season for the park. We had to complete... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Dianne W
Sugar Land, Texas
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This is a fun place for the whole family. Bring swimsuits and food/drinks! Make sure you check... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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
+1 254-897-4588
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 25 April 2006

A nice little state park. There definitely are dinosaur prints in the pretty Paluxy River, though they're better marked at some locations than other, so in a few spots it can take a bit of effort to find them. The signage is also arranged with...More

10  Thank Dtx
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

I went here with my folks when I was 7,8,9, something like that. I am gonna be 57 this September. I remember the water and surroundings being cleaner. Made me sad/angry how many soft drink, Gatorade, water bottles & such were thrown down everywhere. A...More

6  Thank rickybear1959
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Apparently, we arrived in early October when it is the off-season for the park. We had to complete a form and put money in a box to enter the park. There was no park ranger and the general store was closed for advice. In fact,...More

1  Thank Dianne W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a fun place for the whole family. Bring swimsuits and food/drinks! Make sure you check before you come. One time the park was closed because the water was flooded. Otherwise we had a blast!

1  Thank Disfan2003
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were disappointed and thought we missed something when we took a tour. It didn't take more than a few minutes to travel around the park by car or see the dinosaur footprints. My grandsons were disappointed there wasn't more to do. We may have...More

Thank AideDeCamp
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This state park is wonderful. Very easy to get around and loads of picnic benches. Be sure to stop in the main park office and see replica of the prints and read all about it. There is also a 7 min video you can watch....More

Thank Jen78703
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a fun dinosaur park, you can learn a lot, I mean I learn about dinosaurs I haven't heard of in my lifetime lol... It is super fun for the kids and the dino loving fans. They have also a playground for the kids...More

Thank Liz R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place has mile walk/hike to see life size dinosaurs on a paved floor. They also have a exhibit museum with life size robotic dinosaurs and a park for kids to play. They provide a fossil dig and a gem digging experience!!! This place is...More

1  Thank erjnm
Reviewed 10 October 2018

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 1 October 2018 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 30 September 2018

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

1  Thank Elfitumi
Reviewed 21 September 2018 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
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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.
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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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.