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    4831 F.M. 2673
    P.O. Box 1598
    Canyon Lake, TX 78133-0004
    (830) 899-4542
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    Open Wednesday - Sunday Only
    Hours: Noon to 4 p.m.
    Closed major holidays. OPEN 4th of July

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    THE HERITAGE MUSEUM OF THE TEXAS HILL COUNTRY

    IN CANYON LAKE, TEXAS, HAS OVER 350 PRESERVED DINOSAUR FOOTPRINTS

    The Museum is located between Sattler and Startzville at 4831 FM 2673 in Canyon read more
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      THE HERITAGE MUSEUM OF THE TEXAS HILL COUNTRY

      IN CANYON LAKE, TEXAS, HAS OVER 350 PRESERVED DINOSAUR FOOTPRINTS

      The Museum is located between Sattler and Startzville at 4831 FM 2673 in Canyon Lake.
      Days: Wednesday through Sunday
      Hours: Noon to 4 p.m.
      NOTE: Masks are required for anyone over 4 years old.

      www.theheritagemuseum.com
      830-899-4542

      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 footprints, estimated to be over 110 million years old. The prints 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 footprints 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 Museum is a non-profit organization. All admission fees, donations, and gift shop revenue go toward preserving the footprints and trackways, educating the public about earth science, and keeping the museum open.

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