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Dinosaur World, Glen Rose

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
Inspirock Rating:
3.5/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web
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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  • Easy to see entrance. Big souvenir store. Clean. Plenty of paved parking. Friendly staff. Paved walking path. Some benches along path. Life size dinosaur statues, w/plaques telling about that dinosaur...  read more »
  • We are 2 adults but we enjoyed Dinosaur World. My daughter is a big dinosaur fan so we had to visit. Long trail with life size dinosaur along the trail, kids area, museum with moving dinosaurs and a n...  read more »
  • My wife and I stopped in to check this out. They have a really good store and souvenir area. For a fee they have an activity area for the whole family to enjoy. It is located just outside the State Pa...  read more »
  • Do you like walking around the Texas heat looking and plastic dinosaurs? I do not recommend visiting this place during the dead of august, maybe in fall or winter it wouldn't have been as draining and more enjoyable. Most of the information seemed improved and was more of a waist of $20 per person just to walk outside. in my opinion it needs more exciting attractions and intriguing ways to captivate visitors.
  • We spent a solid two hours here and the only reason we didn't stay longer was the rain. But my boys and I powered through it and saw all the dinos on the walking path, which was so much fun, dug for fossils, collected gemstones, screamed in fear and delight at the animatronic dinosaurs and spent way too much money in the gift shop. It's expensive, but even in the rain it's a great way to spend a morning in Glen Rose.
  • My kids loved this place. The indoor exhibits with animated dinosaurs was great and the outdoor walk with the dinos was also really fun. The models outside look really lifelike and it seems like they are just barely hidden from view until you're right upon them. The kids also had a chance to sift for fossils in sand with water. They took home fossils and gemstones that they still talk about today.
  • We went here on a family trip in late April. I am/was 9 months pregnant and was soo thankful they had benches along the path. We were pleased with the exhibit, but we were very disappointed that there weren't really any REAL fossils. The trail was a decent length, plenty of shade and photo opportunities, and the MODELS of the dinosaurs were nice to learn from. The fossils they did have were in the museum part and they were mostly footprints and meteor stuff, but they did have a dinosaur dig thing that's mostly for children. would I pay $13 again, knowing how the whole thing went? most definitely not.
  • Wonderful spot to take the family, a great museum type building, a wonderful walk a play place and a gift shop... what else could you want
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