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Very intresting fun shop. I was anticipating seeing more dinosaur bones and fossils which they have... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
heather h
Bend, Oregon
via mobile
ROARing Good Fun!

Family was on vacation in Lincoln City and spent part of one day walking around the main street... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Erin S
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“t rex”(14 reviews)
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Prehistoric specializes in the worlds finest fossils, minerals, and meteorites.. Come face to face with our animatronic baby trex as it comes to life. Break your own geode machine and a large kids educational toy area. Price ranges from 1 dollar to...more
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1425 NW Highway 101, Lincoln City, OR 97367-3342
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Very intresting fun shop. I was anticipating seeing more dinosaur bones and fossils which they have quite a few insect and crustacean fossils but i actually found the gems and geology to be more interesting and informative then I expected it to be.

Thank heather h
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Family was on vacation in Lincoln City and spent part of one day walking around the main street downtown area where this shop is. My dad and I love dinosaurs so we all stopped in for a few and were quite surprised by the wide...More

Thank Erin S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place if you are into dinosaurs or fossils. They even have an indoor trestle stream for kids to "pan" a bag of gemstones from a burlap bag you buy. Related puzzles and toys for sale. Great place to browse on a rainy day.

Thank U1874WQdonnas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an absolute must for geology, paleontology and anyone who appreciates items from the deep past. I think my husband has watched every dinosaur documentary that currently exists so the animatronic dinosaur and the dinosaur on the sign immediately caught our attention. In such...More

Thank Leah L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There was nothing for the young to play and learn with. It was just not what we expected. A waste of time and everything was very expensive. Sorry to say that is one place I and the family were not glad that we went to.

Thank Cheryl W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was looking for a unique gift for my Sister. She takes care of my pup when we go out of town and at our age it's difficult to find something different. This store was perfect! She's into rocks and crystals and there is plenty...More

Thank taffyb63
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Several interesting dinosaur skeletons displayed among expensive to cheap rock for sale offerings. Hubby bought a chunk of amethyst. Did collection of tourist offerings in the main drag on Lincoln City.

Thank T B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great place for the whole family to learn about fossils. It is like the Museum of Natural History in New York only difference is you can purchase what you see at the store. Fantastic collection with extremely knowledgeable employees.

Thank thanxcdc
Reviewed 10 September 2018

So, I will start by saying this is a very neat little shop and I am a fanatic about anything dinosaur or "prehistoric". My kids also really love those types of things (ages when we visited were 2 1/2 yrs old and 11 months) Now,...More

1  Thank MamaS14
Reviewed 11 August 2018

Very expensive items, many are replica's. The only thing exciting about this store is the dinosaur that greets you when you go in.More

1  Thank BobH1962
PrehistoricOregon, Owner at Prehistoric, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2018

Thank you for visiting my gallery. I am sorry you were disappointed with the amazing specimens and large variety of fossils and minerals on display. Your comment regarding “many are replicas” is completely false, as only 1 item on display is a replica and 5...More

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Response from GauchoHAns | Reviewed this property |
There is a public parking lot a Fee blockea from there, Most of the time there is available parking right in front of the store and i drove by the prehistoric store at least 10 times...