Texas Bucket List – V: Valley of Dinosaurs ~ Blogging Through the Alphabet


Texas is not often one of the places where people think of right off when it comes to dinosaurs. But, there is actually a very large area of Texas where you should think of dinosaurs. It is often referred to as the Valley of Dinosaurs but is maybe better known to people familiar with the Park Service as Dinosaur Valley State Park.

Located in Glen Rose, TX, this is an area where lots of dinosaur tracks have been well preserved. Along the Paluxy River, there are sauropod tracks and theropod tracks in the mud by what is believed to have been an ancient ocean. When the river is not too high, you can walk along the river and walk in the tracks left by the dinosaurs. Some places, you can go swimming and cool off from the hot sun.

When we went, it was September and still blazing hot. We waded in the river and walked along the tracks. It was a fun experience and gave us opportunity to discuss the truth of God’s word in relation to modern science with the girls. Many of the signs in the park refer to “millions of years ago” so just know that going in so you can speak truth with your children.

There are five sites within the park that hold tracks. This gives you a lot of viewing opportunity and some good hiking, as well. It is a lovely park. Take a picnic and enjoy the day. It was a good trip. Maybe it is time to visit again.

Close by is Dinosaur World and Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, both places I would enjoy visiting.

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Kirsten at Doodle Mom
Jennifer at Worth a Bowed Head
Kimberley at Vintage Blue Suitcase
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Hilary at Walking Fruitfully

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5 thoughts on “Texas Bucket List – V: Valley of Dinosaurs ~ Blogging Through the Alphabet

  1. Kristen October 12, 2018 at 11:16 am Reply

    This sounds like a very neat place to visit!

    • 3gigglygirlsathome October 14, 2018 at 3:52 pm Reply

      I am hoping the girls want to go back before too much longer.

  2. Annette V October 14, 2018 at 7:41 pm Reply

    I was just talking with the lad the other day how much fun it would be to go on an archaeological dig for a week or two sometime, to look into the past and wonder about the lives of people gone. Visiting and digging up dinosaur bones would be very neat to do as well. 🙂

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