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  • Might get lucky with these four leaf...

    The Prehistortic Park has many tall Rewood trees and with the weather in the Northwest, the park is thick with luscious and green shrubs, vines, grasess and...four leaf clover!It was great to see this over at the park!

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  • The moss on the trees

    There is so much rain in the Northwest that the trees at the Prehistoric Garden were filled with moss!

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  • Go to the PreHistoric Gardens

    We were on our way to San Diego via Highway 101 when we saw a Dinosaur on the street. So,we decided to stop and check this out. We had been here before but our 9 year old daughter has not seen the park yet.The entrance fee was affordable. There is also a store inside where you can buy stones, miniature dinosaurs, key chains, etc.

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    by jumpingwithnorman Updated Jul 29, 2010

    Eye catching exterior as you're driving up Hwy 101. If you're driving North on Hwy 101, this jewel of a restaurant will be on the left hand side. About 7-8 tables so be aware there might be a wait, esp during peak seasons/times. Prompt, good service but the real draw is the FOOD! Wish they were a LOT closer to me than the 2-day drive.... Seriously if you're driving on Hwy 101, wait till Port Orford to eat. But be sure to get there before they close or you will be majorly disappointed at being turned away.

    Favorite Dish: The fish & chips was absolutely the best! Light & flaky and oh-so-yummy. Even if you don't like fish & chips, one bite of this and you will change your mind! The clam chowder was so perfect also... not too runny and not too thick. I had the Shrimp Louie which was so good.. very fresh and refreshing. One of my sons had a burger (don't ask me why?!) and he declared it the best burger he'd ever had! Dessert was some kind of berry pie and it was good, flaky and gone in 4 seconds!

    The Hungry Horde awaits

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Port Orford Off The Beaten Path

  • The Cynognathus

    This mammal-eating Therapsid reptile existed during the lower Triassic Period during the Mesozoic era and over 250 million years ago. This dinosaur was considered as the direct ancestor of the warm blooded animals.

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  • The Trachodon

    The Trachodon or the Rough Tooth dinosaur has a duck billed dinosaur that lived in the swamp areas. This dinosaur lived in the Cretaceous Period, about 70 million years ago. It was a plant eater and was about 28 feet long weighing about 6-8 tons.This dinosaur was probably the favorite food of the Tyrranosaurus because it was a defenseless...

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  • The Triceratops

    These Dinosaurs called the Triceratops were reptiles that were know for their laying of their eggs. The first egg of this Dinosaur was discovered and found in the Gobi Desert in Mongolia in 1923. The discovery of the Triceratops egg was led by Roy Chapman Andrews.The life size replica of this reptile is located in the middle of the Prehistoric...

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    by joiwatani Written Aug 19, 2012

    Favorite thing: If you are touring with children at the Prehistoric Garden at the Port Orford, Oregon, make sure to bring them to the bathroom first before you start the walking tour. The walk tour is about 45 minutes to an hour and there are no bathrooms installed inside the garden except at the building where you bought your admission tickets.

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