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Dinosaur Valley State Park

Glen Rose, TX 76043
+1 254-897-4588
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Real Dinosaur bones were found in this park!

They have an excellent display of Dinosaurs on display right in the parking lot. There are lots of... read more

Reviewed 24 February 2017
Clint F
,
Arlington, Texas
Signage could be better

We enjoyed our walks and efforts to see the dinosaur tracks. Though our efforts were rewarded... read more

Reviewed 21 February 2017
jbwhitehouse
,
Dallas, Texas
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Search for dinosaur footprints at this state park located along the Paluxy River.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“blue hole” (36 reviews)
“the river” (238 reviews)
“hiking trails” (38 reviews)
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Glen Rose, TX 76043
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+1 254-897-4588
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Reviewed 24 February 2017

They have an excellent display of Dinosaurs on display right in the parking lot. There are lots of attractions and a gift shop right there and also farther down the road.

Thank Clint F
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Reviewed 21 February 2017

We enjoyed our walks and efforts to see the dinosaur tracks. Though our efforts were rewarded, signage of where to actually see the tracks should be improved.

Thank jbwhitehouse
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Reviewed 17 February 2017

January is not the time of year to visit this State Park. The water is too cold to be crossing to look for dinosaur tracks. Camping fee $25 per night plus $7 per person day use fee. The sites were heavily wooded and vegetated. A...More

1  Thank erjunebug
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Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Our Youngest grandson celebrated his 7th Birthday with his parents, siblings, cousins, friends and both sets of grandparents at the camp ground. His birthday party with presents and a Pinnate took place at the camper. We had a campfire and finished the evening with roasting...More

Thank Stinalr
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

This park is worth the time if all you are interested in are dinosaur footprints but there is much more to see and do. Families can play in the river and swim in the Blue Hole as well as hike or ride bicycles over miles...More

1  Thank tXlady43
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Reviewed 12 February 2017

We went to Dinosaur Valley on a ridiculously beautiful weekend in February. The cost was $7 per adult to get in. Later in the day, rangers will stand outside the first building to assist you, If you get there too early, you have to park...More

Thank princessebird
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Reviewed 6 February 2017

I've been going to a lot of state parks recently, and this one is definitely a good one to visit. We didn't camp, but we hiked most of the trails on once side of the river. The trails are decently marked, but could definitely use...More

3  Thank Audrey V
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Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Although we didn’t take advantage of the campgrounds we did spend 2 days in the park. We spent the time exploring the tracks of animals the lived tens of thousands years ago, and exploring the trails around the park. The trails are well marked and...More

2  Thank Lou S
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Reviewed 31 January 2017

We took a trip to Glen Rose over New Year's Weekend and fell in love with Dinosaur Valley State Park. The park offered a New Year's Day Hike and Dino Plunge (polar plunge) on the first day of the year. The staff were wonderful and...More

1  Thank BucketListTrav
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Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Don't know who gave all the good reviews but our experience was horrible! We spent an hour and a half hiking and climbing on rocks to try to find no tracks! The only way to see the tracks I guess is to wade the river...More

Thank RexDessieJackson
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camronhhicks2003
3 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.
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Shaktius
19 February 2018|
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Response from msherwood2016 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, September or October was AWESOME!!!
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Liz B
22 January 2018|
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Response from Dimess | Reviewed this property |
I am not a hiker at all and did not experience any difficulty. A few of the areas were steep, but not terrible. The loop around went through the edge of some very flat land. The most caution should be when entering the... More
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