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Delve Into Local History at Dinosaur Park

29 August, 2019 | Apartments

Dinosaur Park in Laurel has played a pivotal role in helping archaeologists and historians piece together the backstory of Laurel and its surrounding region. The aptly named park plays host to a large deposit of fossils that dates back to the early Cretaceous era, which was approximately 115 million years ago.

You can come to the park to view a display of the fossils and see the sites from which they were excavated. You’ll see items like the bones and teeth of the Astrodon johnstoni, who happens to be the Maryland State Dinosaur, as well as the fossilized remnants of flowering plants from millions of years ago. Every first and third Saturday of the month, you can come to the park from noon to 4 p.m. for a free interpretive program. However, you can come enjoy the garden and the play area any day of the week.

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