Dinosaur State Park

Dinosaur State Park


Location:1 mile east of Exit 23 off I-91.
Facilities:Exhibit center (é), gift shop, picnic tables (é), arboretum, nature trails, bathrooms (é).
Activities:Interpretive programs.
Special Features:The park's geodesic dome exhibit center encloses a rock exposure that bears about 500 tracks made by dinosaurs of the Jurassic period (200 million years ago), an 80-foot-long diarama depicting the setting in which the tracks were made, and related interactive exhibits. From May 1 through October 31, visitors can make a cast of dinosaur tracks but must bring their own materials for this, including 10 pounds of plaster of paris.
Address:400 West St
Rocky Hill, CT 06067

Phone:860-529-8423
Fax:860-257-1405
Web: www.dep.state.ct.us/stateparks/parks/dinosaur.htm
Size: 60 acres.

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