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Rock, Fossil, and Dinosaur Shop

Open Now: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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It's become a cheap plastic imitation of itself

It's all fine and good that it's been converted into a Dinosaur park, fine for the kids, but I... read more

Reviewed August 20, 2018
Bhooved
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Honolulu, Hawaii
Fun for all ages

We went a few weeks ago and we really had a blast! Brought my 4 and 6 year old children for a visit... read more

Reviewed July 6, 2018
Erin B
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The Rock Fossil and Dinosaur Shop is a fun road side attraction for the whole family. Get a bag of mining rough and pan for gemstones in the old-fashioned Mining Sluice. Go on a mining adventure. See the dinosaurs and dig for fossils. After a full...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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213 Greenfield Rd, South Deerfield, MA 01373-9790
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Reviewed August 20, 2018

It's all fine and good that it's been converted into a Dinosaur park, fine for the kids, but I wouldn't ever consider it a legit rock or fossil shop, mostly cheaply made overpriced dino toys. Weak rock/mineral selection and the staff is not well informed...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Bhooved
Reviewed August 17, 2018

It's a great place for kids and adults of all ages. Learn something new and see something new each time. Great place for a sunny or rainy day.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 6, 2018

We went a few weeks ago and we really had a blast! Brought my 4 and 6 year old children for a visit on summer vacation. There are some free activities outside, but they really loved the panning for treasures in the sandbox and the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Erin B
Reviewed August 8, 2017

I went to this place with my 3.5 year old son and we had a great time. He got to crush geodes, discover fake dinosaur fossils, and even go into a pretend mine and mine for rocks. We both had so much fun. The place...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Meghan G
Reviewed August 7, 2017

This is a secret gem of a place. (No pun intended!) From the outside it doesn't appear that special. I have driven by many times in the past. It is now under new ownership, so I only have today's experience to go by, but it...More

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank Margaret B
Reviewed October 17, 2016

Fascinating place to visit and shop for all sorts of interesting rocks and fossils and wonderful gifts that are different at very reasonable prices. The staff was very friendly and helpful.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank NORMAN S
Reviewed August 30, 2016

My daughter and I went on an impromptu trip. The staff member (owner?) was really knowledgeable and kind to my daughter. We did 3 activities and she walked away with a LOT of beautiful stones. It was a great memory we will treasure!

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank michellep4
Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

We stopped on our way home after Magic Wings and had a great time. There were 3 different activities that my 7 & 9 year olds loved. Will be back next time!

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank TravelLade
Reviewed July 14, 2016

We stopped here on a whim on the way home from Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory. It's a cute place and the guy working there was friendly. The mine is fun, although a bit silly. The dinos outside aren't as good as other places, but the...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Amy L
Reviewed March 11, 2016

The family enjoyed a session of rock mining, and we bought some bags of treasures to take home as well.

Date of experience: April 2015
1  Thank Carol Ann P
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