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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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Nice outdoor activity with family

Went here with husband and kids for something to do on a Sunday afternoon. It was really cool and we all enjoyed it. Gets you thinking about our world and our very short time... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2017
lyndatwin1
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Holyoke, Massachusetts
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Peaceful area to be by the river. The historical part is ok. Good stopping point on RT5. I've heard some rumors about car break ins but haven't seen anything personally.

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Usa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were in Holyoke for a wedding and decided to do a quick stop and see the dinosaur footprints. The footprints are about a 400 ft walk from the highway. The Connecticut River is right there which is very pretty. You have to look hard to see the footprints. It wasn't all that exciting but it only took a few... More 

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Holyoke, Massachusetts
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51 reviews
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

Kind of a hidden gem and a nice view of the river as well. children should be monitored as the river is right there.

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Holyoke, Massachusetts
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3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 4 January 2017

Went here with husband and kids for something to do on a Sunday afternoon. It was really cool and we all enjoyed it. Gets you thinking about our world and our very short time here on the planet! Definitely a worthwhile activity.

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Goshen, Massachusetts, United States
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21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

As other reviewers have commented, you park and then take a very short walk to the site of the dino tracks. They are so cool! Anyone I've brought here have enjoyed themselves. It's nothing flashy, but it is cool history just steps away from the road.

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OH
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016

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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Reviewed 12 November 2016 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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Reviewed 27 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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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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Bradford, Massachusetts
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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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