• Dinosaur State Park - Rocky Hill, Connecticut

      Photo by Dennis Goza
      One of the nation's largest dinosaur track sites, Dinosaur State Park preserves fossil tracks from 200 million years ago, that were discovered here in 1966. The tracks are housed in an exhibit center that also features murals, models of dinosaurs, and other exhibits and activities. Adjacent to the exhibits is an arboretum featuring 200 varieties of plant life dating back to around in the age of dinosaurs. Kids can even mold their own dinosaur tracks in a special area outside the center. There is also a two mile nature trail. Every August, the park hosts Dinosaur State Park Day, filled with fun festivities for the whole family.

      If you go:
      Exhibit center open 9:00 to 4:30, hiking trail open until 4:00. Closed on Monday, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day. If your family participates in the track casting activity, you will need to bring your own supplies. See Outdoor Activities section on the website for details.


      400 West Street
      Rocky Hill, Connecticut 06067 USA

      Phone Numbers:

      Park Information
      +1 (860) 529-8423

      +1 (860) 529-5816

      Comments 2 Comments
      1. AZBuck's Avatar
        AZBuck -
        If you're in the area of Dinosaur State Park, you should really continue down the road (CT-160) and take the Rocky Hill – Glastonbury Ferry, the oldest continuously running ferry service in the United States.

      1. john.waters's Avatar
        john.waters -
        My wife loves Dinosaurs, so this is on the list.Thanks for the tip.

        Not really out of our way as we are going from Washington to Lancaster to Watkins Glenn and onto Niagara Falls. I think we could end up pretty close to New York City as well.