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Dinosaur World, Cave City

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Transport yourself back to the time when dinosaurs roamed the earth at Dinosaur World. Spanning 8 hectares (20 acres), this interactive park boasts a range of giant replicas and interactive activities. Kids can take part in a playtime fossil dig and pan for real minerals. Make sure to swing by the indoor museum and watch the short educational movie to learn more about these fascinating creatures of many millennia ago. The large gift store sells an array of dinosaur-related toys, activities, and accessories. Add Dinosaur World and other attractions to your Cave City trip itinerary using our Cave City online trip builder .
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  • My whole family went here on a family vacation. My 5-year old nephew LOVED it. The adults enjoyed it too.  more »
  • My three kids enjoyed this place! Excellent for all ages! Would definitely recommend this adventure for everyone interested!  more »
  • We had such a great time at Dinosaur World! It’s a different experience, that’s for sure. We took our kids (7) and (2). They both loved it! It took about an hour and a half for the whole thing. You co...  more »
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  • Took our son for his 3rd birthday because he loves dinosaurs. He wasn't too impressed by the statues, I thought they would be more interactive. He did love the fossil dig and other hands on activities as well as the playground. And the gift shop was very well priced! It's nice not to have to spend an arm and a leg on a toy.
  • Nice attraction, but it is definitely a fair-weather one. It was a little smaller than I expected, but we enjoyed it. We took our 7 year old and he had a nice time, but I think younger ages are more suitable. Nearly all of the path is wheelchair accessible, except the part to the mammoths and one dino that is visible by the road on the way to the park. The fossils in the fossil dig are small, but the kids definitely each find plenty, and are limited to taking three of their choice from what they find. There is no restaurant on site, but they have two different picnic table areas and you can bring your own food. I would take a child again, if they had not been there already, but not one who has before.
  • Absolutely loved it, and you can't beat the price. Even the gift shop items were reasonable. It's always my go to stop on the road to get out and stretch your legs. It doesn't take long to get through so it won't mess with your drive time on a trip. Tons of different dinosaurs set up in family groups in the wooded trail. A must see road side attraction!!
  • A wonderful place to stop with children while traveling but be sure and allow enough time to truly enjoy the dinosaurs. We stopped in with our 2-1/2 year old and our 5 year old while traveling. There was so much to see that we should have allowed more time because the kids were mesmerized with the dinosaurs and could have easily stayed much longer. We were happy enough with this stop that we want to plan a trip back when we can truly relax and really let the kids just enjoy all that there is to see.
  • Very cool place to stop for ages 8 and under. Wish I would have checked their website instead of google for their Winter hours though. Staff was awesome and let us in even though they closed in 15 minutes. My four year old loved it.
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