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“Dino Tracks, Probably the most prolific site in Texas, in terms of number.”

The Heritage Museum of the Texas Hill Country
Ranked #3 of 26 things to do in Canyon Lake
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Canyon Lake, Texas
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11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Dino Tracks, Probably the most prolific site in Texas, in terms of number.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2012

Located in the in the beautiful Canyon Lake area, the MUSEUM has displays on: Native American Artifacts, Early Pioneers including Farm Machinery, the Canyon Dam History, Fossils, Gift Shop, open air picnic area, and the Heritage Garden Trail of native Texas plants.

Visited August 2012
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The Woodlands, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Needs some work”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2012

We arrived on Saturday, June 9, with lots of anticipation of what we'd find. After paying $20 for the five of us, we headed out to see the dino tracks. Located under a large, covered pavilion, we were disappointed that we weren't given access to view the tracks up close. In fact, the walkway keeps you pretty far from the tracks. Worse yet, there were no signs or interpretations of what we could barely see with our eyes. Very disappointing. There was a half-finished large-scale t-Rex dino located under the pavilion as well. It kinda fit the theme we were experiencing...not complete. It seems the museum needs some time to get these things worked out, especially if it's going to promote the dinosaur aspect of its exhibits.

Visited June 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Great for kids to see 300 dinosaur tracks”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2012

Interesting place with over 300 dinosaur tracks under a huge roof. Exibits inside include a dam room showing construction of the Canyon Lake Dam, exhibits of the German heritiage of the area and telephone, native indian, an old still and much more.

Visited March 2012
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Canyon Lake
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Learning with Experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2012

I took my grandkids 7 yrs & 9 yrs. Both of them as well as my self had a good time learning about who made the tracks and the small information center exhibits as well.

Visited July 2011
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Austin TX
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“Amazing amount of dinosaur footprints!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2011

When we arrived we found ourselves in the museum store and that is where we bought our tickets and were set up with a tour guide. We were given an overview of dinosaurs and shown various fossils including coprolite (dino poop!). Then we got to see the tracks. WOW there are a few different types of dinosaur tracks, all criss-crossing so that you can really visualize them walking around on the giant slab of rock. the property owner uncovered. They are beautifully preserved and the tour guide used a laser pointer so it was easy to see what she was pointing out. There is also a ramp leading to a point above the tracks for a better vantage point. Back inside there were a few more rooms of the museum that were self guided, containing artifacts, antiques and an overview of the nearby Canyon lake and dam and area history. Overall it was a very fun and interesting visit for us and all of the kids (ranging from 3 to 10). We had five boys and a baby with us (one was a family friend), and the museum workers were both incredibly patient and kind and even complimented the boys on their behavior even though I'd thought they had been a little crazy.

Visited July 2011
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