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Dinosaur Park

940 Skyline Dr, Rapid City, SD 57701-4493
+1 605-394-4175
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Hokey but Free and Little Kids Will Love It

My husband and I did a quick stop here to take pictures for our now adult son who loved this park... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Karen M
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Beaufort, South Carolina
Dinos in time

This is a park on a hill that overlooks the city. It has these historic dinosaur statues you can... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Mccloudnay
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Columbia, Maryland
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  • Average25%
  • Poor4%
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940 Skyline Dr, Rapid City, SD 57701-4493
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My husband and I did a quick stop here to take pictures for our now adult son who loved this park when he was little. It is just a quick stop and only little kids will enjoy but you do get a view of Rapid...More

Thank Karen M
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a park on a hill that overlooks the city. It has these historic dinosaur statues you can walk around and a little gift shop. It's not a whole lot, but either way, we had a great time here. It was sort an unexpected...More

Thank Mccloudnay
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We took our kids here in the 70's as locals. Now bringing them and their little ones back to share the experience. Not disappointed. Lots of steps if that is an issue. Park is free but a little off the beaten path. Wonderful vistas.

Thank James W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Good views of the city and some nice educational displays. Good lower Cretaceous and Jurassic geology outcrops.

Thank geotrekker2016
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went up the long scenic way which is a little scary.... once there the view was good the dinosaur was great. The gift shop had good prices. Worth the 30 minute visit.

Thank LReneeAA
Reviewed 6 days ago

The dinosaur just serves as a landmark. The real point is the near-360 degree view of Rapid City. Closed late at night unfortunately; cops make rounds up there.

Thank DrJaminHubner
Reviewed 6 days ago

My family and I were vacationing in Wyoming and planned to visit Mt. Rushmore. When I found out that this place was so close, I had to go! I love vintage dinosaurs and knew about the park and I wasn't disappointed. There are not many...More

Thank NeilKlotz
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on a very hot day, so maybe I was just grumpy. But lots of stairs to climb and not handicap accessible. I know the statues are old, so if you like nostalgia then it's great. But these were to big to play on....More

Thank Emull81
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This park was built in the 1930s, but has been updated and well maintained. Animals are all painted concrete and nicely done. "Dippy" the dinosaur is on top of the hill and can be seen from all parts of the city. Top of the hill...More

Thank John R B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We first brought our kids here in 1992 on a 7-week RV trip. They still talk about this park even today. My son brought his wife here a few months ago to share a memory. Kids still Love this place. The views are awesome. And,...More

Thank Bob19512014
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Katrina W
Can you walk from downtown Rapid City or is it only accesible by car?
8 February 2017|
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Response from potatofisher | Reviewed this property |
That steep winding road everyone is mentioning also really doesn't have a shoulder. I have walked it before, but you need to be careful. The steep turns mean cars can't always see you coming.
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Nicole H
Is there a cost for the park?
23 April 2015|
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Response from JWVT | Reviewed this property |
This is a "no fee" attraction...don't hesitate to visit!
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419Helen440
What are the hours of operation?
16 February 2015|
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Response from debkr67 | Reviewed this property |
It is like a regular city park. You park in the parking lot of the gift shop, walk across the street and up the hill to see the dinosaurs. You can probably go when you like but I would think it would be "closed" when the... More
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