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Dinosaur Valley State Park

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Address: Glen Rose, TX 76043
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Search for dinosaur footprints at this state park located along the Paluxy...

Search for dinosaur footprints at this state park located along the Paluxy River.

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Great for the entire family

The place is great for the entire family. For the kids it's an opportunity to get outside, run around, explore the dinosaur valley area. Camping, a play ground, fresh air! For... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 November 2016
Mike E
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Carrollton, Texas
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North Carolina
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60 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just went to drive through and totally enjoyed finding the fossils along the river bend. Campground looks terrific.

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Thank Rachel H
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an amazing park with great hiking. Bring extra clothes for crossing the river water is cold and you might get wet. Looks like summer would be a cool visit. The river is swimable and clear

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Thank Coree C
Dallas, Texas
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I visited Dinosaur Valley with my two 13-year-old sons on a camping trip. It seemed to be very well-kept and clean, and the staff was friendly. The main attraction is obviously the tracks which are visible in several areas throughout the park - some are more readily accessible than others. All the track sites are, however, in the river. When... More 

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Thank TheGooner13
Carrollton, Texas
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172 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

The place is great for the entire family. For the kids it's an opportunity to get outside, run around, explore the dinosaur valley area. Camping, a play ground, fresh air! For parents a place to take the family that gives everyone a chance to experience an outstanding Texas state park. Pros: Fresh air, away from the crowds of Ft Worth... More 

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Thank Mike E
Lubbock, Texas
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174 reviews
76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

The rangers in the office were very helpful and provided a lot of information. The park is very clean. Offers a lot of trails to hike at different levels. I am not much of the hiker, but the trails we took were marked easy and they were. If you don't enjoy the outdoors or hiking this is not the place... More 

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Thank Sonja M
Brazoria, Texas
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

This is a very nice State Park. It is well kept and clean. Quite a few great campsites available many of which are shaded. Viewing of the dinosaur tracks is better in periods of lower rainfall since they are mostly in the river bed. We were still able to find some of the the tracks even with recent rains. Great... More 

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Thank Alan H
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Was driving through town and heard is was an awesome place to visit. Paid the $7 per adult to get in and asked if we could see the tracks without a major hike. Was told YES and that it could be enjoyed with lots of hiking. LIE. Most of the tracks are underwater unless it's a major drought and you... More 

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Thank SGDaigle
Lafayette, Louisiana
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19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent camping sites..great for tent camping as well as r v camping.....river runs through the park. There are dinasour tracks in the park, discovered by archaeologists. It is all documented as fact..great hiking trails. Great place for outdoor types.

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Thank Gayle G
Dallas, Texas
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26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

I brought my two kids (6&3) here on a Saturday afternoon. It was 80 degrees out. A lovely day. Many picnic tables to enjoy lunch or a snack. We found many paths that were easily accessible for my youngest. There was a water fountain available to refill our water bottles and a store to buy a few fun things. Both... More 

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Houston
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39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Great place for a day trip to picnic and hike. Take your water shoes so that you can get in the river to see the dinosaur tracks. Clean restrooms. We plan on going back to camp there in the spring.

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