1629 Park Rd 59
Glen Rose, TX 76043
Dinosaur Valley State Park has become one of our favorite spots in Texas. This gem of a park, located southwest of Fort Worth, is the site of the first distance sauropod dinosaur tracks ever found. (TPWD) With so much to explore and so many actives (swimming, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, wagon rides, and numerous Ranger Led Programs), you could easily spend a week here and barely scratch the surface.
What We Loved
The Dino tracks, of course! It's one thing to imagine what other creatures have roamed the earth, but to actually see evidence of it right in front of you is quite humbling. The sheer size of the footprints is mind-boggling and standing where you can literally see where dinosaurs stood as well is humbling.
What We'd Like to See Instead
There were a couple of track sites that were hard to find. Clear marking of trails and less conspicuous sites would have helped in our search. The interpretive center, while a nice extension of the check-in area, looked as though it could used some updating and more interactive exhibits.