Dinosaur Valley State Park, Glen Rose

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At Dinosaur Valley State Park you can explore the area once roamed by prehistoric giants and even see their tracks in the ground. The park offers numerous campsites for both modern and primitive camping. You can explore via a network of hiking, biking, and horseback-riding trails, and enjoy swimming areas. Park rangers hold workshops where you can improve your skills in fishing, archery, and geocaching. The kids can admire large dinosaur statues. Follow the trails to the riverbed to find dinosaur tracks. The water is usually shallow enough for the tracks to be visible and accessible. Put Dinosaur Valley State Park into our Glen Rose day trip planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Glen Rose.
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  • We only had time to spend a few hours at the park, and perhaps we should have come at a different time of year when the river was lower, because we were a little disappointed that we didn't get to see...  more »
  • I took three of my grandsons here this week. They had a wonderful time. We spent all our time by the main tracks (dinosaur tracks). We hiked to the beach area after taking a look at the tracks and the...  more »
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  • Fun and unique outdoor experience for the family! Good condition on the walking trails, helpful park staff. We were able to see the main track site but none of the rest, either due to the water level or our own mistake. Overall a great place to play and learn!
  • Great experience for kids 2-11. The river tour is a quick 1/2 mile, and hiking through the rocks made the kids feel like they were on a real adventure. The pictured section is where they cut what is now on display at the New York Natural History Museum. Next adventure to see it there is accepted. Also crossed the river and my 4yo felt like he was Indiana Jones.

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