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Dinosaur State Park & Museum

400 West Street, Rocky Hill, CT 06067
+1 860-529-5816
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Dinosaur Footprints WOW!

This a wonderful discovery. This is a museum built around dinosaur footprints discovered during... read more

Reviewed 18 July 2016
East Meadow, New York
via mobile
Small but worth it

This is a small museum, but does a good job with what they have. The focus is the dinosaur track... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2016
nj, usa
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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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“walking trails” (14 reviews)
“make your own” (10 reviews)
“gift shop” (17 reviews)
400 West Street, Rocky Hill, CT 06067
+1 860-529-5816
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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

Thank berns424
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

1  Thank tosl
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
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
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.

Thank Techiegirl65
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
Reviewed 23 June 2016

My recommendation - go now. This is such an affordable ($6 for adult admission), fun, and educational place. The dinosaur footprints are amazing and the grounds are lovely. Take a picnic and make a day of it.

Thank geogiraffe
Reviewed 21 June 2016

What a nice little museum! Very friendly staff and well maintained. It's small but worth the small price of admission to see such an amazing fossil find. You can just imagine dinosaurs roaming across the sand. Lovely grounds and trains to walk on as well....More

Thank Katie J
Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

In this park you can walk the walking trail free of charge. You can also have fun with the kids where you can make reprints of the dinosaur foot prints found in the rooks. The mold is provided. If you want to enter the museum...More

Thank Hig11
Reviewed 5 June 2016

I enjoyed walking around the lovely area. As is true with many parks in New England, it is well maintained with lovely flowers. The main attraction, of course, is the tracks.

Thank Robert L
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Marcella S
30 December 2017|
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
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.
Samantha K
12 December 2016|
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Response from Debbie E | Reviewed this property |
If you are just looking for something fun for an hour (or more) to do in the cold, this is great. There is one loop of fossil exhibits, a film and a kids activity area. It would be too cold to walk the trails (but they are... More