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Dinosaur State Park & Museum

400 West St, Rocky Hill, CT 06067-3506
+1 860-529-5816
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Fun for young ones up to 12 years old

Don't expect bones. Do expect authentic dinosaur footprints, and knowledgable staff that gives the... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2016
JY_GlobeTrekker
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New York City, New York
We loved it!

It is a lovely museum and who does not like dinosaur tracks? There is a nice gift shop and... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2016
Kathleen B
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Minneapolis, Mn
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This state park is devoted to dinosaurs and contains several dinosaur footprints.
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good39%
  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“foot prints” (6 reviews)
“dino tracks” (8 reviews)
“make your own” (10 reviews)
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400 West St, Rocky Hill, CT 06067-3506
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+1 860-529-5816
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"discovery room"
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"day trip"
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"butterfly garden"
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"nature walk"
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"state park"
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Reviewed 29 July 2016

Don't expect bones. Do expect authentic dinosaur footprints, and knowledgable staff that gives the tour, or learn from the film/video. We had so much fun, we even returned to purchase more from the gift shop and made a Plaster with dino footprints and handprints.

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Reviewed 23 July 2016

It is a lovely museum and who does not like dinosaur tracks? There is a nice gift shop and interesting information all about.

Thank Kathleen B
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Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

It is a very nice place to do trails with younger kids and the dinosaur museum was educational but very small. Took us no time to walk through and watch the film.

Thank Michelle H
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Reviewed 22 July 2016

I grew up in R.H. and finally went to this park last year. I was pleasantly surprised. It was very impressive and informative. Worth the trip.

Thank Marjorie R
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Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

This a wonderful discovery. This is a museum built around dinosaur footprints discovered during construction of state of office building. The museum is excellent for families but the presentation is suitable for adults without children. The museum is small. The grounds are lovely and perfect...More

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Reviewed 15 July 2016

This is a small museum, but does a good job with what they have. The focus is the dinosaur track and the Connecticut Valley. The film is decent and kept my daughters, 7 year old twins, attention. If it is not raining, you can make...More

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Reviewed 11 July 2016

This is the COOLEST state park ever with actual 200 million year old dinosaur tracks! The tracks are covered in a large permanent bubble that has been set up as a diorama with a life size replica of the resident dinosaur. Several of the tracks...More

Thank AnnieJ52
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Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

We brought our 6 and 4 year old here and we're very impressed. The museum is small but very impressive. I am really glad we stopped in on our way by.

Thank JillA
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Reviewed 8 July 2016

If you are in the area, this is a great place to stop by. The entrance price for the exhibit is nominal and hiking trails are also available. The exhibit can be seen in about 1 hour or less.

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Reviewed 29 June 2016

We enjoyed a few hours walking around the Dinosau State Park and then strolled the trails. The children were fasinated with the exhibits. They were colorful and informative.

Thank Velma Sue
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Brian H
7 March 2018|
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Response from RoadWarriorNH | Reviewed this property |
Hello! We had an active 5 year old with us so we worked our way through the inside exhibits very quickly (45 mins). They also have a great set of hiking trails through the dense old growth forest around the facility with... More
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Marcella S
30 December 2017|
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Response from Meg E | Property representative |
Hello, Due to state budget cuts we are currently operating on a reduced schedule. The museum is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 9:00 to 4:30 p.m. This reduced schedule will continue at least until the end of... More
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Melanie O
29 January 2017|
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Response from Harvey L | Reviewed this property |
I was there without kids. Very interesting. Well worth a visit. Prints are real.
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