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Dinosaur Park, Rapid City

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Showcasing seven lifesize dinosaurs overlooking the city, Dinosaur Park has been catching eyes since 1936. Initially gray, these iron and concrete giants were colored bright green and white in the 1950s. Most of them are meant to reflect fossils found in the area. See the models of Apatosaurus, Tyrannosaurus rex, Triceratops, Stegosaurus, Anatotitan, Protoceratops, and a nondinosaur Dimetrodon--an ancestor of dinosaurs. These all look somewhat goofy by today's standards, and are sometimes described as being from the Flintstones' world. Take in the 160 km (100 mi) view of the surrounding area from this overlook above the town. Arrange to visit Dinosaur Park and other attractions in Rapid City using our Rapid City trip site .
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  • We did enjoy seeing the dinosaurs as it brought the child out in us. It is a shame that the exhibits could all use a little bit of a paint touch up, but otherwise it was a fun place. The views were sp...  more »
  • You can see the largest dinosaur from just about anywhere in town, standing way up on on the hill. All week we said we were going up there, and we finally did. Beautiful views of the city, especially ...  more »
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  • I loved visiting as a kid & so happy my children can enjoy it as well! Its a nice fun drive up skyline drive and the dinosaurs don't disappoint! They are so tall & huge! My children are memorized by them! Beautiful view at the top as well! Lots of steps so don't bring a stroller! It's surprising to find it so clean & taken care of so well! Gift shop is fun to visit as well!
  • The drive up to Dinosaur Park included a beautiful view of Rapid City on Skyline Drive. We were happy to see they had decent prices for their food as well as a deck to eat on that also let you look down on the city. They had an adorable gift shop, also and we purchased some shirts for our kids, marked at again decent prices. The park itself was just a few dinosaurs and not so much a park with just statues, but we still enjoyed ourselves and the adventure getting to it

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