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Dinosaur Valley State Park

1629 Park Road 59, Glen Rose, Texas 76043 USA

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  • Independent
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  • Pet Friendly
  • Wheelchair
    Accessible
  • Public
    Restrooms

“The Dinosaur Capital of Texas!”

Dinosaur Valley State Park contains some of the best preserved dinosaur tracks in the world. The dinosaur tracks are located in the riverbed, so please call ahead to check on river conditions. There are two fiberglass models, a 70-foot Apatosaurus and a 45-foot Tyrannosaurus Rex. They were built, under commission of the Sinclair Oil Company, for New York World's Fair Dinosaur Exhibit of 1964 - 1965. Other activities include camping, picnicking, hiking, mountain biking, equestrian use in a separate 100-acre area, river swimming and fishing, and wildlife observation. The South Primitive Area, a 100-acre section of the park, is set aside for equestrian recreation, and horses may be ridden only in this area of the park. Visitors must provide their own horses. There are no marked trails. A river runs through the area, and the terrain is wooded and semi-rocky. A parking area is provided for horse trailers; no potable water is available. River water is available for horses, but you must bring your own bucket. Restrooms without showers are located in the day-use park complex.

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Reviewed by
JenOeurSpence

  • 6 Reviews
  • 3 Helpful
March 13, 2015
Rated 5.0

Great hocking experience and lots of track fossils to see. My 4 and 7 year old kids just love it here!

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Reviewed by
Texarado

  • 2 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
August 12, 2014
Rated 3.0

Pretty good hiking trails all through the park and nice cool river to jump in when your done.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Nick Porter

  • Road Warrior
  • 30 Reviews
  • 12 Helpful
July 13, 2014
Rated 5.0

Underrated hiking and biking park. Fun day trip.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
ChristinaYoung03

  • 21 Reviews
  • 2 Helpful
August 08, 2017
Rated 4.0

It was a pretty park, but it had rained the mighty before so we really couldn't see very many tracks because they were under water. If you go make sure you bring a bathing suit because the river is really nice to swim or at least sit in.

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Reviewed by
barryscott

  • 6 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
June 15, 2016
Rated 3.0

I would have been a little disappointed if this was my destination but really enjoyed spending a few hours there on the way through. How often do you get to check out real dinosaur tracks? Pretty cool...

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Dinosaur Valley State Park

1629 Park Road 59
Glen Rose, Texas
76043 USA

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Open now until 10:00 pm
  • Sun - Sat: 7:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Independent
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Public Restrooms
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Private Parking
  • RV Parking
  • Free Parking
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