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Dinosaur World, Glen Rose

(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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  • Dinosaur World was a treat for us (grandparents) and an 8 y/o and 3 y/o. Indoor and outdoor activities including a dig for the 8 y/o. Definitely a place to visit. Temp was in the 20s the day we visite...  more »
  • Really touristy. They do have some interesting fossils for sale (pricey) and to look at. They have an outside area you can purchase admission to for the kids to dig, play, etc... Nice if you have kids...  more »
  • This is a wonderful adventure park for youngsters. It had both great indoor and outdoor exhibits, easy walking path, very nice gift store and pet friendly. The kids have a chance to "dig" for artifact...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Wonderful place for the kids. We spent about 2 hours here. Not crowded at all during the week. Very reasonably priced. Online coupons available.
  • My kids started getting bored walking and toys are more expensive but expected. Should have more fossil dig times then 4. We lasted an 1.5 hours. Should install picture stands by some dinosaurs so people can take family pictures. I expected a little more. The fossle museum with the animated dinos was cool, they should do something like that outside, even just add sound boxe that roar when you walk by
  • 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.
  • Fun place to take the kids and adults interested in the science of fossils and archeology. A little expensive and out of the way, but worth the trip.