Dilophosaurus Tracks - Rocky Hill, CT
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member chrissyml
N 41° 39.120 W 072° 39.420
18T E 695101 N 4613791
Quick Description: Dino tracks discovered in 1966 during a construction project! The tracks are now preserved inside a dome and visitors can see them inside the museum.
Location: Connecticut, United States
Date Posted: 1/18/2022 9:16:18 AM
Waymark Code: WM15KT6
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
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Long Description:
Dinosaur State Park is a park in Rocky Hill, CT. In 1968, construction workers were clearing the land to build a new state building when they uncovered preserved dinosaur footprints. Construction was halted and this dinosaur trackway was preserved with a museum on top of it for generations to come. Now people can come to the museum and view not only the dinosaur tracks but exhibits on geology and some live reptiles!

This rock and mineral display is in the museum's discovery room, to the left of the admissions desk. Museum admission is $6 and well worth it.

From their website:

"We are one of the largest dinosaur track sites in North America. Beneath our geodesic dome, you will find an exceptional display of early Jurassic fossil tracks that were made 200 million years ago.

Surrounding our Exhibit Center are more than two miles of nature trails and the Dinosaur State Park Arboretum, containing more than 250 species and cultivars of conifers, as well as katsuras, ginkgoes, magnolias and other living representatives of plant families which appeared in the Age of Dinosaurs.

Our Museum presents a bird’s-eye view of the preserved Mesozoic floodplain covered with tracks, dioramas of Triassic and Jurassic environments, collections of fossils, and interactive exhibits."

source: (visit link)

Park address:
Dinosaur State Park
400 West Street
Rocky Hill, CT 06067

Hours:
Grounds are open daily 9 - 4:30. Trails close at 4 p.m.
Exhibit Center is open Tuesday - Sunday 9 - 4:30. Closed Mondays
What kinds of fossils are found here:
Dinosaur tracks unearthed in 1968 during a construction project. There are some skulls and other smaller fossils on display in the discovery room.


Admission Fee: yes

Link for more information about this site: [Web Link]

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