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Connecticut has a wealth of places to explore when it comes to dinosaurs. Where would you look to discover the history of the greatest creatures to ever roam the earth? Below are several accredited sites.

To find dinosaurs in Connecticut you must begin at the Dinosaur State Park. Beneath their geodesic dome, you will find a display of early Jurassic fossil tracks that were made 200 million years ago. Dinosaur State park opened in 1968. 2,000 dinosaur's tracks were accidentally found during excavation for anew-state building. Five hundred tracks are preserved within the Exhibit's Center geodesic dome. The park's 200 million year old track way is now a Registered Natural Landmark. Dinosaur State Park is located one mile east of Exit 23 on Interstate Highway 91. Just a few miles south of Hartford, Connecticut.

In addition, the Yale Peabody Museum has a wealth of exhibits concerning dinosaurs Located in New Haven Connecticut. Founded in 1866 with a gift from philanthropist George Peabody. Peabody provided the gift after his nephew O.C. Marsh (the museums first director) urged him on to do so. Marsh and Peabody together built many of the great collections. Today you can still see some of Marshes most famous finds- the dinosaurs he names Triceratops, Stegosaurus and Brontosaurus. The museum is located on the Yale University Campus. These finds can be found in the museum's Great Hall. Located at 170 Whitney Avenue.

You may obtain an info tape by call 203-432-5050 or www.peabody.yale.edu

Also, you may want to visit The Dinosaur Place at Nature's Art. This fun filled place has activities for all ages. With both outdoor and indoor fun, this fun filled park will be sure to provide plenty of memories. There are many special events and they are constantly improving the park to add to your family's dinosaur experience. With fossils, life-size dinosaurs, gems, rocks, and mineral this family oriented is a sure win when thinking about where to find dinosaurs in Connecticut. The park is located at 1650 Route 85, Montville, CT 06370 Telephone 860-443-4367.

The Harbor Yard has been known to hold exhibits such as Walking with Dinosaurs. The Harbor Yard is located in Bridgeport CT. The recent Walking with Dinosaurs Exhibit stunned many with a theatrical event. International designers worked with scientists to create 15 life-sized dinosaurs. Many were amazed and trilled to see the greatest creatures to ever walk the earth return before their very eyes. You can learn about upcoming events by checking out there website www.arenaatharboryard.com . They are located at 600 Main Street, Bridgeport, CT 06604.

Whatever you choose these are all amazing attractions. I highly encourage checking out all of these fantastic dinosaur exhibits. When searching for dinosaurs in Connecticut, you will find exactly what you are looking for. An amazing experience 200 million years in the making.

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