Heritage Museum of the Texas Hill Country
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THE HERITAGE MUSEUM OF THE TEXAS HILL COUNTRY
IN CANYON LAKE, TEXAS, HAS OVER 350 PRESERVED DINOSAUR TRACKS
The Heritage Museum of the Texas Hill Country is located between Sattler and Startzville at 4831 FM 2673 in Canyon Lake.
Fall/Winter Hours are 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Summer Hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Closed for major holidays.
With advances in technology and the fast-paced world we live in today, it is hard to imagine a time when there were no cars, only horse-drawn buggies. Harder still is to think that at one time huge dinosaurs roamed the very ground we walk on.
But it is true! The Heritage Museum of the Texas Hill Country in Sattler, Texas has over 350 preserved dinosaur tracks, estimated to be over 108 million years old, for the public to enjoy. The tracks are located under a shaded pavilion; visitors are encouraged to view the tracks from the top of the amphitheater.
The dinosaurs that made the tracks are believed to be Acrocanthosaurus and Iguanodon, both bipedal. Every visitor to the Heritage Museum is given information by a knowledgeable docent about the dinosaurs and the Central Texas environment during the Cretaceous Period.
Because the dinosaur tracks are embedded in limestone, they are slowly eroding away. The Heritage Museum has made it its mission to preserve and protect these tracks for future generations to enjoy.
The Heritage Museum is a non-profit organization. All admission fees, donations, and gift shop revenue go toward preserving the trac
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