"The Apatosaurus" Dinosaur Valley State Park Tip by keeweechic

Dinosaur Valley State Park, Glen Rose: 11 reviews and 13 photos


This dinosaur was formerly known as Brontosaurus which meant ?thunder lizard?. They were among the largest of the land animals known to have lived from 160 to 140 million years ago. The roamed western North America from Montana to Oklahoma to Baja California and one specimen measured 75 feet long and most likely weighed around 33 tons. This size however didn?t extend to its brain which was the size of a human fist.

Their very long necks allowed them to nibble on tender twigs and needles at the tops of pine, fir and sequoia trees. They needed a quarter ton of food per day. This replica is 70ft tall.

Address: Dinosaur Valley State Park
Directions: Outside Dinosaur Valley State Park
Phone: 254-898-1526
Website: http://www.dinoworld.net

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Oct 21, 2003
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