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Dinosaur Valley State Park – 02/04/2017

Posted on: February 6, 2017

Dinosaur Valley State Park, located just northwest of Glen Rose in Somervell County, is a nice park set astride the Paluxy River.  Long ago, dinosaurs left footprints in the mud at the edge of an ancient ocean. Today, you can walk in their tracks in the bed of the Paluxy River (unless its rained recently).

Park Entrance

Park Entrance

 

Park office with dinosaur in the rock design.

Park office with dinosaur in the rock design.

 

Display inside the park office.

Display inside the park office.

 

Another picture in the office.

Another picture in the office.

 

This pair of fiberglass dinosaurs were constructed for the New York City World's Fair in 1964-65. They were donated to the park in 1970.

There is a pair of fiberglass dinosaurs near the entrance that were constructed for the New York City World’s Fair in 1964-65. They were donated to the park in 1970.

 

The other dinosaur from New York City!

Ed with the other dinosaur from New York City!

 

"The Blue Hole" swimming area with no life guard.

“The Blue Hole” swimming area with no life guard.

 

Small amphitheater used by the Park Rangers for nature, star, and fossil talks.

Small amphitheater used by the Park Rangers for nature, star, and fossil talks.

 

Where to find the tracks display.

Where to find the tracks display.

 

Tracks were under water from recent rains.

When we looked for the tracks we found them to be under water from recent rains.

This attraction is down the road a ways from the State Park. It offers 20 acres of walkways that feature life-size dinosaurs and an impressive fossil dig where children can search for authentic fossils.  Entrance fee is $12.00.  We didn’t go in.

Attraction outside the state park. It is $12.00 entry fee. We didn't go it.

Dinosaur World.

 

Fiberglass dinosaur on the entrance.

Fiberglass dinosaur on the entrance.

 

Another one on the entrance.

Another one on the entrance.

 

The building is guarded.

The building is guarded.

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