More than 215 million years ago dinosaurs roamed the region we now call the Virginia Piedmont. In 1989, evidence of the existence of these great beasts was unearthed at Culpeper Stone Company, a quarry near the town of Culpeper. What was discovered was, at the time, the largest concentration of dinosaur tracks on Earth.
Nearly 5,000 tracks, most from the “Anchisauripus Parallellus,” a four-legged carnivore (and an ancestor of the infamous raptor), have been unearthed in Culpeper! The Museum is fortunate to have one set of these tracks, which are featured as a hands-on component in The Triassic Gallery!