Life sized models of dinosaurs welcome families and classes to learn, have fun, or just enjoy a quiet encounter with the lifelike animals.See Dinosaur World and all Glen Rose has to offer by arranging your trip with our Glen Rose trip planner .
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.
Dinosaur World Reviews
My family really enjoyed all the dinosaurs. My 5 year old son liked the play ground and the moving dinosaurs in the museum. more »
This place was fun for my kids who were 10 & 11. There were so many different species of dinosaurs represented, and it was cool to read about each one and where they lived on Earth. The sheer size and... more »
We loved this place too! We actually felt like we didn’t give ourselves enough time at this place. There was so much to do. From walking the path through the park to see all the life size recreations.... more »
Kids loved it here. It was really hot, but they had a nice play area with benches and an area with water mist going which helped with the heat. The entire place is filled with information about each dinosaur while walking around. The kids were able to dig for fossils and feed the fish. The gift shop has tons of cool items for kids and adults too.
I recommend Dinosaur World to all families! The dinosaurs look very realistic and there are information plaques about each one you see. The gift shop has a vast selection of items. The staff is very nice, especially after the walk through when you have a tired toddler. My family and I will definitely be back! Make sure your little ones love dinosaurs!
Super fun experience. The Dinosaurs are life size. You walk along a trail and see all the different ones. We really enjoyed it there. It is a bit pricey but worth it. I'd recommend going prepared with walking shoes and water on hot days.
Really neat place. You must get the excavation option when you go- they have the best bags out of many we have 'mined'. But wait until after you do the trail so you don't have to lug a bag of rocks around. Staff is super helpful and super friendly. We always seem to go when it is super hot- but there are spots of shade and benches to rest. Bring snacks/lunch and eat on the picnic tables- everything is shaded, clean and well maintained. Feed the fish- they're are so many it is truly worth it!
They only had a few animatronic dinosaurs inside the museum but the kids enjoyed walking around outside on the path and spotting huge dinosaur sculptures. They also had a little playground and a dinosaur dig where they were allowed to keep a few little fossilized ammonites, gastropods, sea urchins, and shark teeth that they found in the sand. There is also a really cool gift shop where there's something for everyone and every price range, including different types of fossils and rocks ranging from a few dollars up to the tens of thousands of dollars for some amazing displays.
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