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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. Add Dinosaur Valley State Park to your Glen Rose travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Glen Rose itinerary planner.
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  • Nice park, clean, well maintained and fun! Good hiking trails, and very scenic. Let's of places swim so be sure to bring you your swim suite!  more »
  • Plenty of people. Only 1 restroom near the parking. Water was nice. Lots to see. Plenty of Rangers available to show people the Dino Tracks.  more »
  • I really enjoy going to this place, took my grandkids this weekend I think they enjoyed feeding the fish more than the dinosaurs, the only issue I have is that they was cash only, I don't know if that...  more »
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  • I spent a lot of time at this park as a kid, but hadn't been back as an adult. On our quest to tour our own great state of Texas, we decided to take our daughter for the day. Though it was super crowded, and hot, it was still a blast. The park is beautiful. I was too young to appreciate it when I was a kid, but now it absolutely amazes me. To walk where dinosaurs walked... to feel their footprints under your feet... it's awe inspiring. Though we didn't swim, I did walk in to get some pictures, and the water was surprisingly warm. Definitely a great place to spend a Texas summer day!
  • Just an hour drive from Dallas! Love the accessibility from the big city. The hiking trails are more for intermediate. The trails aren't marked very clearly but it makes for a great days adventure. The river is also a plus after a couple hour hike. I would not recommend going here if you are looking for handicapped accessibility. There aren't very many accessible areas for wheel chairs.
  • We had a fantastic time here. We happened to be visiting during the Spring Wingding and so we got to go on a bird walk with a park ranger. She was really friendly and didn't mind our 2-year old taking a little while to toddle along. We did several crafts and coloring events. We also went and saw the footprints of course. It was a little dicey getting there. Some rocks are slippery, some aren't. If you're not quick on your feet, you might want to leave the phone on the coast, haha.
  • Probably my most favorite hiking if you're in the DFW area and can get away for the day since it's only an hour/hour and a half away. You'll need to cross the river for most of the trails, so be prepared for squishy shoes or just take them off. Once across, the trails are very well marked, taken care of and pretty. There's decent elevation changes and a few long routes that you can choose for a good 2-3 hour hike. My favorite is green up to the "waterfall" (non existent without rain but a good photo spot! ) then over to the scenic outlook, then back to red to finish out the park. Check out the swimming hole if its not too crowded!
  • My daughter loves this place. I like the set up.. The dinosaurs, the mine, the bone dig, the play ground, all great for catering to children. Gift shop has a lot of things. Plenty of educational value as well.