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Dinosaur State Park

Listed under Prehistoric Archaeological Sites in Connecticut, United States.

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When I think of dinosaurs roaming the earth, I rarely imagine them on the loose in Connecticut. It is, however, here that visitors to Dinosaur State Park can see the footprints these mysterious animals left behind. Located inside a domed building, the tracks are preserved in a ring of plastic fencing. Various exhibits can be seen, as well, and the space is used for education events. Outside, nature trails and an arboretum allow visitors to roam the grounds- grounds that were once roamed by dinosaurs.


400 West Street
Rocky Hill, CT 06067-3506


Grounds are open daily, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Trails close at 4 p.m.
The park is closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.
The Exhibit Center is open throughout the year, Tuesday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Dinosaur State Park website.

Written by  Alex Witt.

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