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Dinosaur World, Glen Rose

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Life sized models of dinosaurs welcome families and classes to learn, have fun, or just enjoy a quiet encounter with the lifelike animals.

Dinosaur World is the brainchild of Swedish businessman Christer Svensson, who has been in the entertainment business for over 30 years. Svensson and his family moved to the United States. Attracted to central Florida, where he and his wife and children had vacationed many times, Svensson purchased a former alligator farm as a home for his ancient reptiles. To develop the best park possible, he consulted with the manager of a similar open-air dinosaur museum in Germany, as well as with internationally known authorities on prehistoric life. With a great deal of information, planning, and hard work, the Svensson family created a pleasant environment in which to entertain and inform their visitors. Less than five years later, Dinosaur World opened in Kentucky. The Texas park followed about 5 years after that.

The dinosaur models, up to eighty feet in length and based on the latest scientific discoveries, are made of fiberglass, steel, and concrete. The dinosaurs are arranged in groups of as many as eleven of a single species, in a variety of settings.

Nestled among a lush assortment of native vegetation, the dinosaurs are so believable that some visitors claim to see them moving through the shadows cast by the many native trees.

A giant T-Rex waits to greet visitors at each location. It’s hard to miss this prehistoric giant on the main entryway in Plant City, Florida, Glen Rose, Texas and Cave City, Kentucky.
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  • Dinosaur World has 5 sections: a very small collection of animatronic dinos; an amazing collection of lifesize (dino size) dinosaurs on a trail called Dino Walk; Fossil dig; Bone Yard; and two play ar...  more »
  • We went mid week in October and it was a cool 74 degree day and hardly anyone here. We have a 6yo & a 3yo. They had a WONDERFUL time. We decided to do the free fossil dig and the added cost to feed th...  more »
  • lovely place, lots of great recreations and info about the dinosaurs along the outdoor trail. Kids loved mining for gems (extra), and digging for fossils (extra). Animatronics wasn't that impressive. ...  more »
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  • Little ones love this roadside attraction. Plenty of large dinosaur 🦖 exhibits and play areas. Upgrade for the gem 💎 mining experience. The admission might be a little higher than I would have expected, but everyone was nice, the place was clean and they don’t over charge in the gift shop. Bring your own lunch or food. They only have a vending machine on-site.
  • It is pet friendly! Took my dog with me and we both loved looking at all the life like dinosaurs. The inside museum was really interesting because the dinosaurs moved and made sounds. Potentially frightening for some small children and animals but my dog was just more intrigued by it all!
  • My boys loved this place! The museum is a plus. The fossil dig was fun for the kids. The playground was just right. They had gift items in every price range. This is our 2nd dinosaur park to visit and we enjoyed it! Don't forget to buy fish food prior to starting the trail.
  • We took our 3 year old and 8 year old niece. This place was very nice and had several replicas of various Dinosaurs. The children like the robotic Dinosaurs located in the museum best! There was also an area where the children could feed fish.
  • The trails are nice to walk but don't come here expecting to see fossils. There are three dinosaur footprints in the river, supposedly made by real dinosaurs. Most of the park is dinosaur statues, lots of good photo opportunities
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