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5 Dinosaurs That Lived in West Virginia (and Where to See Fossils Today)


West Virginia is the 35th state in the United States. It’s nicknamed the Mountain State and is a great destination for those who love hiking and taking beautiful nature walks. West Virginia has old, stunning mountains, luscious rivers, beautiful caves, and dense forests. But were there any dinosaurs that lived in West Virginia?

Long before West Virginia became a state, prehistoric animals called the land home. However, scientists have never found dinosaur fossils in West Virginia. While dinosaurs likely never roamed this state, other ancient, now extinct animals did. Keep reading to learn more!

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