Dinosaur State Park And Arboretum, Rocky Hill

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Dinosaur State Park And Arboretum, Rocky Hill - Address

Address: 400 West St, Rocky Hill, CT 06067, USA

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Timings: 09:00 am - 04:30 pm Details

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Dinosaur State Park and Arboretum is a state owned and operated natural history preserve occupying 80 acres (32 ha) in the town of Rocky Hill, Connecticut. The state park protects one of the largest dinosaur track sites in North America. Its Jurassic-era sandstone-embedded fossil tracks date from about 200 million years ago.


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  • Really interesting facts found here. I like how they left the footprints right where they were discovered, and built on top of to display and preserve. Under the lawn outside is more, but they are still waiting to get the funds to display then. The service is very friendly. Like they don't want you to leave kind of friendly. The trails are short but beautiful. Just avoid the trails after rain since there are swamps, and you'll get bombarded with gnats. Otherwise, perfect, and extremely well maintained. They even clear the leaves from the trail. The admission to the museum is cheap, at only $6 for adult at the time I wrote this. Might go again.

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  • Great place to visit with the kids, the trails are well preserved and gives you an idea in how everything looked millions of years ago. Exhibit was a little bit shorter and some of the screens didn't work, it would be nice if they have more resources. Pretty interesting.

  • This place is great! We very much enjoyed it. Lots more there than just the foot prints. Other fossils ect. The staff is great and helpful and supplied most the materials we needed to make a casting of a dino print. Worth checking out. Also loads of trails to explore, though we spent 2hrs and didn't have time for them.

  • A nice park. Not very big but was enough to hold the attention of my 5 + 11 year old niece and nephew. They actually enjoyed the wooded trails over the fossils and dinosaur tracks. Of course the gift shop was a hit as well! This park has been a family tradition for each of our past 3 generations since it was built! You'll like it.

  • The trails are good, the museum not so much: dated and dusty => looks sad in and out. Better to scrap the whole thing and focus on the trails. For Dino hunters, best is to hit the road to New Haven and visit the Yale museum of natural history.

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