In 1966, during the excavation for a new building in Rocky Hill, Connecticut, workers accidentally discovered interesting animal tracks that scientists identified as being created by dilophosaurus, a kind of dinosaur, 200 million years ago. About 500 of these tracks are protected today by a fascinating geodesic dome, and the rest are left buried for preservation. The park officially opened in 1968and includes the tracks made during the early Jurassic era.
There are two miles of beautiful trails around the Exhibit Center through the Dinosaur State Park Arboretum, with over 250 species of conifers, many katsuras, magnolias, ginkgoes and other plant families whose ancestors lived during the Age of Dinosaurs. The Museum showcases a bird's-eye view of the well-preserved floodplain from the Mesozoic Era with animal tracks, dioramas of Jurassic and Triassic environments, a significant collections of fossils, and several interactive exhibits.
400 West St, Rocky Hill, CT 06067, Phone: 860-529-8423 Photo: Dinosaur State Park and Arboretum
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