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Prehistoric Gardens

Gold Beach, OR 97465
+1 541-332-4463
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Better than Expected

Highway 101 is known for a few of its "tourists trap". This one was a pleasant surprise but it only... read more

Reviewed 25 December 2016
Mitchell, Oregon
via mobile
40 yrs of going here! still LOVE it!!

my folks took us here fr the late 70s through the early 90s. I took my oldest (22yrs old now) here... read more

Reviewed 28 November 2016
San Francisco, California
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One of the most unique tourist attractions on the Oregon Coast, the Prehistoric Gardens is great for young and old alike. Just 17 miles north of Gold Beach lies an untouched prehistoric garden complete with 23 life size dinosaurs set among a lush 300 year old Oregon rainforest. The self-guided tour allows you to casually stroll along the path and discover what the Earth was like millions of years ago. Family owned and operated since 1955, this eco-friendly attraction is a must see! Pet-Friendly! Dogs are allowed to take the tour for FREE as long as they are on a leash.
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good36%
  • Average20%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“t rex” (11 reviews)
“gift shop” (19 reviews)
Gold Beach, OR 97465
+1 541-332-4463
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Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

Highway 101 is known for a few of its "tourists trap". This one was a pleasant surprise but it only takes one visit to take it all in. Very clean. Interpretive signs were helpful. Works of art amidst a shady and cool forest. A fun...More

2  Thank tjwilson
Reviewed 28 November 2016

my folks took us here fr the late 70s through the early 90s. I took my oldest (22yrs old now) here on our annual road trips up the northern coast in the 2000's. now I have a 3 yr old & 1 yr old who...More

2  Thank AmberAyame76
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Just happened by this little gem. What a fantastic display of the Prehistoric times. Everything is what seems to be life like and everything has an information board that gives some history on each display. The setting makes it a better experience.

2  Thank RACI8888
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

You cannot miss the huge t-rex outside in the parking lot. Located just a few miles north of town, this is a great little stop on the way up or down 191 in Oregon. A gift shop guards the entrance to the prehistoric gardens tucked...More

2  Thank MarleyMe77
Reviewed 27 September 2016

My husband and I stopped at Prehistoric Gardens with no expectations, and were surprised by what a lovely and interesting experience it was. The setting in old growth forest is beautiful and the dinosaurs were sited throughout the park in naturalistic settings. There were many...More

Thank 77mic
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Ok, we couldn't resist stopping here with our two kids. It was kinda fun and kitschy but price was way too high for what it was. Plenty of places along the coast to take a nice hike in the woods for free. The gift shop...More

Thank Jon B
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Prehistoric Gardens has been around a long time. I have come here since I was about 10. It is located between Port Orford and Gold Beach on Highway 101. You cannot miss it…. There is a 20-foot T-Rex out front. This is one of the...More

Thank SoCalOregonian
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Nice little park with a trail that leads you on a prehistorical walk through the land of dinosaurs. The walk takes about 30-45 minutes even if you read all the information. The dinosaurs could use a little touch up paint but the enormity of the...More

Thank Kimberly E
Reviewed 6 September 2016

An easy, beautiful, fun, informative walk through the jungle-like forest of Oregon, where the DINOSAURS still live! Being disabled, I wasn't sure I could do it, but it was almost level and the surroundings were gorgeous. Around every corner hid a dinosaur or three, complete...More

Thank Ksterling2016
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

The park hasn't changed much, if at all, since I was there as a kid. My grandson enjoyed it well enough. I'd have rated it higher if they'd do a little brush and paint work on the beasties. And it would be more enjoyable if...More

Thank Reid E
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Laura S
10 July 2017|
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Nancy L
18 March 2015|
Response from Kiki M | Property representative |
Hello! Here are the Admissions; Adults — $12.00 Children (3 to 12 yrs) — $8.00 Seniors (60+ yrs) — $10.00 Littlefoots (2 and under) — FREE Thanks :)