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Dinosaur Valley State Park

Closed Now: 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Open today: 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Dino geek out!

Lay on your belly and dig the silt out of a real dinosaur foot print. Feel the toenail cavity for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tracy H
Great Park

Park is clean and well maintained. Staff is nice and helpful. Family had a great time. Will go back... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cord A
Montgomery, United States
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  • Terrible1%
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“blue hole”(44 reviews)
“the river”(266 reviews)
“hiking trails”(40 reviews)
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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lay on your belly and dig the silt out of a real dinosaur foot print. Feel the toenail cavity for yourself! My husband did this on his belly in the Blue Hole. We waded across to the footprints left and didn't disturb the silk in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Tracy H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Park is clean and well maintained. Staff is nice and helpful. Family had a great time. Will go back again in the future.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Cord A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We've been here a few times over the years. This was the first time that the river has kept us from seeing the tracks. Waders are available for rent in the store, but we didn't take any chances with our small kiddos. We took a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank drwatson32
Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

A very fun place to visit with kids. You can walk in the dinosaur tracks in the river. You can also swim in the river. There's areas to camp at I even think they have RV hookups. I recommend if you go to bring a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank joinerdaddy
Reviewed 26 November 2018 via mobile

This park is so much fun to go to. It is beautiful and fun. Near the entrance you will see some dinosaurs with explanation. You will see dinosaur tracks in a couple of places throughout the park. You can also go swimming in the Paluxy...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank cgids01
Reviewed 18 November 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Dianne W
Reviewed 15 November 2018 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!

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Disfan2003
Reviewed 12 November 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank AideDeCamp
Reviewed 6 November 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jen78703
Reviewed 28 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Liz R
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27 May 2018|
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Response from MikenDebM | 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
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.