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Address: Northampton Street (Route 5), Holyoke, MA 01040
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Imagine small herds of dinosaurs on the shore of a shallow tropical lake as...

Imagine small herds of dinosaurs on the shore of a shallow tropical lake as you enjoy a real, up-close look at their fossilized prints, left in sandstone to spur our wonder.

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Very short walk to several footprints

The path is only a minute walk from the parking lot. Several footstep on a big flat rock surface. The tables are good explaining what to look for. Nice view of the river... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
viganiko
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Bayville, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small park with one and only one attraction: dinosaur footprints, perfectly preserved! Incredible to see them out in the open instead of a museum. Highly recommend it.

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Bayville, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The path is only a minute walk from the parking lot. Several footstep on a big flat rock surface. The tables are good explaining what to look for. Nice view of the river. Supervise the kids, so they don't run across the nearby rail tracks to the river.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

If you drive on the US 5 out of Holyoke towards Northampton, you will see a small car park for this attraction. Free of charge. Fascinating to walk amongst dinosaur footprints. Some information but generally low key, which we liked.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

To think that these dinosaur footprints are so close to home... It's amazing how defined they are, and there's so many! They're a small trek off the road, maybe 5 minutes; and a tad bit farther is the river. You can sit on the rock bank and look out onto the peaceful water and imagine what the land looked like... More 

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Thank Dawn L
Bradford, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Not even 1/10th of a mile from the parking lot to the footprints but you go back in time 65 million years! I saw four different footprints and one of them is very distinct. The parking lot is very small, maybe 5 or 6 cars could fit. I had the place to myself on a Thursday at noon. Well worth... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

This is about 5 minutes off the highway and only about 100 yards or so off the road. It's a slab of rock with real, actual dinosaur footprints! You can walk along them, put your hands in them, see the tracks of a dino walking along the rock. There's also a spot where you can see ripples from the water.... More 

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Athol, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

Dinosaur foot prints is a quick hike down some rocks. The area is in no way the safest or safe. Lock car and don't go after the sun is sinking. This isn't a place to set out and make a day of, it's a side spot to swing by if in the area.

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Thank K T
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

Are they real? Our grandsons kept asking as we saw one after another dinosaur footprints in the rocks. Very fascinating, even to us! It was fun to imagine the river and mountainsides with dinosaurs roaming about. Easy to find. Small parking area just along Rt 5 north in Holyoke, MA. Several paths have to follow. Little signage, but enough. One... More 

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Portsmouth, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

This is a great stop if you don't have a lot of time. The footprints are located on large flat rocks, along a path a few hundred feet from the parking lot. The rocks get slippery when wet, so be careful. Also, lock your car when you leave to explore the 134 Dinosaur Footprints! Kids will love this stop! PS,... More 

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Key West
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

This is a great quick sightseening stop. Lots of footprints which are just amazing. Don't miss out on a piece of history that you can touch!

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