Where to See Dinosaur Trackways [List composed by Glen J. Kuban]
Dinosaur State Park, Rocky Hill, Connecticut: A large tracksite still in its original position, but entirely enclosed in a modern display center. An elevated, circular balcony surrounds the dramatically lighted track floor, which is covered with hundreds of theropod tracks, most of which represent the ichnogenus Eubrontes. Surrounding the tracks are interpretive displays and track replicas from other areas. Several excavated tracks are set aside in an outdoor courtyard, where visitors are allowed to make molds.
Pratt Museum, Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts: The basement of Pratt Museum houses the famous Hitchcock collection, featuring thousands of lower Jurassic dinosaur tracks from the Connecticut Valley of New England. Most were collected by Edward Hitchcock during the 1800's, including many type specimens. It is probably the world's largest and most important dinosaur track collection.
Holyoke Site, Holyoke, Massachusetts: A natural tracksite located along the Connecticut River, marked with an interpretive sign. Although the tracks have eroded somewhat since their first exposure decades ago, many are still recognizable. Most are identified as the ichnogenus Eubrontes, although some small tracks (either Grallator or Anchisauripus) also occur there.
Dinosaur Valley State Park, Glen Rose, Texas: The park is situated along the Paluxy River, just west of Glen Rose, Texas. When the river is low, one can see many large Cretaceous carnosaur and sauropod tracks still in their original positions. Park personnel try to keep an area of distinct tracks cleaned off, but visitors may wish to bring their own broom to sweep out additional tracks. A visitor center at the park entrance includes interpretive displays and trackway replicas.
American Museum of Natural History, New York: Features a remarkable display of Cretaceous sauropod and carnosaur tracks excavated by Roland Bird from the Paluxy Riverbed. Mounted above the trackway is a Diplodocus skeleton, which is not the dinosaur that made the tracks but very similar.
Clayton Lake State Park, Seneca, New Mexico: A large tracksite still in its original position, containing hundreds of ornithopod and theropod tracks. Included are infilled specimens and metatarsal tracks, as well as a few tail impressions. Elevated walkways meander across the track bed allowing for easier viewing.
Tuba City Site, Arizona: Located on a Navajo reservation 5 miles west of Tuba City, along highway 160 (not far from the Grand Canyon), this natural site contains many lower Jurassic theropod tracks. Navajo children often serve as informal guides.
Alameda Parkway (Dinosaur Ridge), Denver Colorado: Located along the Alameda Parkway road just west of Denver are several Cretaceous dinosaur trackways still in their original position.
Dinosaur Valley, Museum of Western Colorado in Grand Junction, Colorado: Displays a variety of dinosaur tracks and some interpretive displays. Nearby are other interesting dinosaur exhibits.
Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology, Alberta, Canada: Houses a vast collection of dinosaur tracks from the Peace River of British Columbia, some of which are on display, along with one of the largest exhibits of dinosaur skeletons.
The College of Eastern Utah Prehistoric Museum, Price, Utah: Displays include about 50 Cretaceous dinosaur tracks (mostly ornithopod tracks) collected from coal mine roofs.